War On Terror

--- Myth of American Exceptionalism ,  Apocalyptic Visions & The  War On Terror---
       Hubris : Abandoning Traditional liberal values of rights and freedoms  in pursuit of Empire as the Country is moved to the far right by the Tea Party/GOP movements.

* Abrahamian, Ervand:              A History Of Modern Iran, Pub. 2008.

* Adams, Michael:                    American Backlash, pub. 2005.

* Ali, Tariq :                              Bush in Babylon: The Recolonisation of Iraq, pub. 2003.

* Ali, Tariq :                              The Duel: Pakistan On The Path Of American Power, Pub. 2008.

* Alinsky, Saul D. :                    Rules For Radicals, Pub. 1989.

* Allawi, Ali A.:                        The Crisis of Islamic Civilization, Pub. 2009.

* Allen, Charles :                       God's terrorists : the Wahhabi cult and the hidden roots of modern Jihad, Pub. 2006.

* Armstrong, Karen :                 Muhammad, A Prophet For Our time, Pub. 2006.

* Aslan, Reza:                            How To Win A Cosmic War, Pub. 2009.

* Aslan, Reza:                            No God But God : The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam 2005

* Avlon, John :                          Wingnuts: How The Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America, Pub. 2010.

* Bacevich, Andrew, J. :           The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism, Pub. 2009.

* Bacevich, Andrew J. :            Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War, Pub. 2010.

* Baer, Robert  :                        The Devil We Know : Dealing with the new Iranian Superpower, pub. 2008.

* Balmer , Randall :                  Thy Kingdom Come: An Evangelical's Lament; How The Religious Right Distorts The Faith And Threatens America, Pub. 2006.

 ( Balmer is an Evangelical Christian who in this expose reveals how the Religious Right have distorted the Bible's message and rewrite the history of Evangelicalism in America to suit their agenda of remaking America into a Christian Nation ruled according to the Old Testament laws found in Leviticus and so forth.)

*  Bamford, James :                  A Pretext For War : 9/11, Iraq, And The Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies, Pub. 2004.
( Bush/Cheney regime willfully and wantonly distort and cherry pick and fabricate  intelligence reports to help sell the necessity of invading Iraq and taking out Saddam . The Bush administration within ten days of  the start of the new government in January 2001 were intent on invading Iraq but they believed they had to invent intelligence and a pretext to go to war even though Saddam by all official accounts had been contained and was no longer a major threat to Israel or the US.)

* Barker, Kim:                            The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Pub. 2011.

* Bat Ye'or:                                  Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis ,Pub. 2005. ( The author is An alarmist Islamophobe who fears  a growing stealth Jihad in Europe and given demographics Muslims by 2050 or earlier will dominate Europe)

* Bauman, Robert
 & Rasor, Dina :                   Betraying Our Troops: The Destructive Results of Privatizing War , pub. 2007.

* Bawer, Bruce :                          While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within, Pub. 2006

* Bergen, Peter L.  :                    The longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and Al-Qaeda Pub. 2011.

* Bradley, John R. :                    Saudi Arabia Exposed : Inside A Kingdom In Crisis , Pub. 2005.

* Bronson, Rachel:                      Thicker Than Oil; America's Uneasy partnership With Saudi Arabia, Pub. 2006.

* Buchanan, Patrick J. :                State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America, Pub. 2006.

* Bulloch, John Harvey Morris:   No Friends But The Mountains: The Tragic History of the Kurds, Pub. 1992.

* Byers, Michael                          War Law : Understanding International Law and Armed Conflict, Pub. 2005.

* Carter, Graydon:                       What We’ve Lost: Bush's War on Democracy  And Freedom , Pub. 2004

* Carter, Jimmy :                         Palestine :    Peace not Apartheid , Pub. 2006.

* Catherwood, Christopher :       Christians, Muslims And Islamic Rage : What is Going on and Why It Happened, Pub. 2003.

* Clarkson, Frederick :                Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy , Pub. 1997.

* Cohen, Mark R. :                      Under Crescent And Cross: The Jews In The middle Ages, Pub. 1992.

* Cohn, Norman :                        Cosmos, Chaos And The World to Come: The Ancient Roots of Apocalyptic Faith, 2nd ed. , Pub. 2001.

* Coulter, Ann :                           Godless , Pub. 2006.

* Coyne , Jerry A. :                      Why Evolution Is True , Pub. 2009.

* Cramer, Richard Ben:               How Israel lost : the four questions, Pub. 2004.

* Crowe, David M:                      A History of the Gypsies Of Eastern Europe and Russia, 2nd ed. Pub. 2007.

* Dan, Uri :                                  To The Promised Land( The Birth of Israel ) ,Pub. 1987.

* Dawkins, Richard:                    The God Delusion , Pub. 2006.

* Denny, Frederick M. :               An Introduction to Islam, second edition , Pub. 1994.

* Dershowitz, Alan :                    Blasphemy: How The religious Right Is Hijacking Our Declaration of Independence, Pub. 2007.

* Dershowitz, Alan :                   The Case for Israel , Pub. 2004.

* Dragnich, Alex N.  :                Serbs And Croats: The Struggle in Yugoslavia , Pub. 1992.

* Drury, Shadia B. :                    The Political Ideas of Leo Strauss, (updated edition) , Pub. 2005.

* Drury, Shadia B. :                    Terror and Civilization: Christianity, Politics, and the Western Psyche, Pub. 2004.

* Dunbar-Ortiz , Roxanne :         An Indigenous People's History of the United States , Pub. 2014.  

* Dyer, Gwynne:                        The Mess They Made: The Middle East After Iraq, Pub. 2004.

* Erlich, Reese :                          Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What The World Can Expect, Pub. 2014.

* Fanon , Franz :                         Black Skin, White Masks , 1952 ( Translated by Richard Philcox 2008)

* Fanon, Franz :                          The Wretched of The Earth , 1963 ( Translated by Richard Philcox with foreword by Homi K. Bhabha and preface by Jean-Paul Sartre , Pub. 2004)

* Fassihi, Farnaz:                      Waiting For An Ordinary Day: The Unraveling of Life In Iraq , Pub. 2008 .

* Feffer,John:                            Crusade 2.0 The West's resurgent War on Islam, Pub. 2012.

* Ferguson, Niall :                    Civilization: The West and the Rest, Pub. 2011.

* Filkins, Dexter:                      The Forever War , Pub. 2008.

* Finkelstein, Norman G. :        Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and
 the Abuse of History , Pub. 2005.

* Forrest, Barbara and Paul R. Gross: Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design , Pub. 2005.

* Frank, Thomas:                      The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, Pub. 2007

* Freed, Josh:                             Moonwebs: Journey Into The Mind Of A Cult, Pub. 1989.

* Fukuyama, Francis :               The End of History and the Last Man, Pub. 1992.

* Giroux, Henry A. :                  America At War With Itself  , Pub. 2017.

* Gold, Dore:                             Hatred's Kingdom : How Saudi Arabia Supports The New Global Terrorism, Pub. 2003.

* Goodell, Jeff:                          BIG COAL; The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future, Pub. 2006.

* Gore, Al :                                The Assault On Reason, Pub.2007.

* Gorenberg, Gershom :            The End of Days : Fundamentalism And The Struggle For
  The Temple Mount , Pub. 2000.

* Gorenfeld, John :                     Bad Moon Rising;  How Reverend Moon Created The Washington Times,  Seduced The Religious Right , and Built An American Kingdom, Pub. 2008.      

* Gray, John :                              Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the End of Utopia , Pub. 2007.

* Gray, John :                              Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals , Pub. 2002.
* Greenwald, Glenn:                    With Liberty and justice For Some: How the Law Is used to Destroy Equality and Protect the powerful, Pub. 2011.

* Greenwald, Glenn :                      Great American Hypocrites: Toppling The big Myths of republican Politics, Pub. 2008.

* Greenwald, Glenn:                       No Place To Hide, Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State , Pub. 2015.

* Grey, Stephen:                              The True Story of The CIA Torture Program, Pub. 2006.

* Harris, Sam :                                 The End of Faith : Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason ,
Pub. 2004.

* Hedges, Chris :                               American Fascists: The Christian Right and The War On America , Pub. 2007.

* Hedges, Chris :                               Death Of The Liberal Class, Pub. 2011.

* Hedges, Chris :                              Empire of Illusion: The End Of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle , Pub. 2010.

* Hersh, Seymour :                            Chain Of Command : The Road From 9/11 To Abu Ghraib, Pub. 2004.

* Hindley, Geoffrey.                            A Brief History of the Crusades: Islam And Christianity in the Struggle For World Supremacy,  Pub. 2004.

* Hitchens , Christopher :                    God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything ,pub. 2007.

* Hitchens , Christopher :                    Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, Pub. 2005.

* Hitchens, Christopher :                     Thomas Paine's Rights of Man: A Biography, Pub. 2007.

* Hodgson, Godfrey:                           The Myth Of American Exceptionalism, Pub. 2009.

* Hofstadter, Richard :                        Anti-Intellectualism in American  Life , Pub. 1963.

* Horowitz, David Phillip:                  Still life with bombers : Israel in the age of terrorism , Pub. 2004.

* Huntington, Samuel :                        The Clash Of Civilizations: Remaking The World Order, Pub. 1998.

* Immerman, Richard H. :                   Empire For Liberty; A History of American Imperialism From
Benjamin Franklin To Paul Wolfowitz, Pub. 2010.

* Jacoby, Susan :                                The Age of American Unreason, Pub. 2008.

* Johnsen, Gregory D.                        The Last Refuge; Yemen, Al-Qaeda, And America's War in Arabia, Pub. 2014.

* Johnson, Ian :                                  A Mosque in Munich, Pub. 2010.

* Joyce, Kathryn :                              Quiverfull ; Inside The Christian Patriarchy Movement , Pub. 2009.

* Judis, John B. :                                Genesis: Truman, American Jews, And The Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict, Pub. 2014.

* Kepel, Giles:                                    Beyond Terror and Martyrdom: The Future of the Middle East,
Pub. 2008.

* Kinzer, Stephen
 Schlesinger, :                                     Bitter Fruit : The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala  (1954) , Pub. 1982.

* Kinzer, Stephen :                             All The Shah’s Men ( USA Engineered Coup 1953 ) , Pub. 2004.

* Krattenmaker, Tom :                        Onward Christian Athletes ; Turning Ballparks into Pulpits and Players into Preachers , Pub. 2010.

* Kundnani, Arun :                             The Muslims Are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism, And The Domestic War On Terror, Pub. 2014.

* Lagouranis, Tony
 Mikaelian,Allen:                                Fear Up Harsh: An Army Interrogator's Dark Journey
Through Iraq , pub. 2007. ( abuse and torture by US personnel  of prisoners became common place in Iraq -they believed Cheney/Rumsfeld & Bush had given them the Green Light " to take off the gloves")

* LaGuardia, Anton :                         War Without End: Israelis , Palestinians And The Struggle For A  Promised Land, Pub. 2001.

* Lando, Barry:                                 Web of Deceit: The History of Western Complicity in Iraq, From    Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush , Pub. 2007.

* Lean, Nathan:                                 The Islamophobia Industry; How The Right Manufactures Fear Of Muslims, Pub. 2012.

* Lee, Alfred McClung:                    How To Understand Propaganda , Pub. 1952.

* Lewis, David Levering:                 God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe 570-1215, Pub. 2009.

* Lifton, Robert Jay :                        Superpower Syndrome: America's Apocalyptic Confrontation with the World, Pub. 2003.

* Lipset, Seymour Martin
 and Raab, Earl:                                The Politics Of Unreason: Right-Wing Extremism in America, 1790-1970, Pub. 1970.

* Lofgren, Mike:                              The Deep State; The Fall of the Constitution And The Rise of a Shadow Government , Pub. 2016.

* Lofgren, Mike:                               The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy , Democrats Became Useless, And the Middle Class Got Shafted, Pub. 2012.

* Margolis, Eric S.                           American Raj: Liberation or Domination? Resolving The Conflict Between The West And The Muslim World, Pub. 2008.

* Margolis, Eric S :                          War at the Top of the World : the struggle for Afghanistan and Asia , Pub. 2001.

* McCarthy, Andrew C.  :                The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, Pub. 2010.

* McClellan, Scott:                           What Happened: Inside The Bush White House and
Washington's Culture of Deception, Pub. 2008.

* Micklethwait , John
and Adrian Woolridge :                     The Right Nation: Why America is Different , Pub. 2004.

* Morgan, Edmund Sears :                American slavery, American freedom : the ordeal of colonial Virginia , Pub. 2003.

* Murphy, Cullen:                             God's Jury: The Inquisition And The making of the Modern World, Pub. 2012.
( The author posits the thesis that: The Inquisitional Impulse is part of Western Culture and has continued in various incarnations for over 700 years. The most recent is the United States War on Terror -seeking out the evil ones the enemies of the West and or Christianity and of American Consumerism and Capitalism and materialism)

* Obama, Barack :                             Dreams From My Father:  A Story of Race and Inheritance , Pub. 1995 and 2004.

* Oliphant,Thomas:                           Utter Incompetents : Ego And Ideology In The Age of Bush, Pub. 2007.

* O'Reilly, Bill                                  Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age Of Obama, Pub. 2010.

* Oshinsky, David M. :                    "Worse Than Slavery": Parchman Farm And the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice, Pub. 1997.

* Peters, Gretchen:                            Seeds of terror : How Heroin is Bankrolling the Taliban and al-Qaeda , Pub. 2009.

* Phillips, Melanie :                          Londonistan , Pub. 2006. ( anti-Muslim tirade)

* * Qureshi, Emran /
 Michael A Sells editors :                  The New Crusades: Constructing the Muslim Enemy. Pub. 2003.

* Rabkin, Yakov M.  :                       A Threat From Within A Century of Jewish Opposition to Zionism,   Pub. 2006.

* Ramsland, Katherine:                     Inside the Minds of Mass Murderers-Why They Kill, Pub. 2005.

* Rashid, Ahmed :                             Descent Into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of
Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia, Pub. 2008.

* Rashid, Ahmed :                             Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, Pub. 2001.

* Ricks, Thomas E. :                          Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, Pub. 2006.

* Roberts, Paul William :                   A War Against Truth : An Intimate Account of the Invasion of Iraq , Pub. 2004.

* Sands ,Phillippe :                             Lawless World: The Making and Breaking of Global Rules, Pub. 2006.

* Said, Edward R. :                            Orientalism, Pub. 1994.

* Saunders, Doug:                              The Myth of the Muslim Tide: Do Immigrants Threaten The West, Pub. 2012.

* Sells, Michael :                               The Bridge Betrayed: Religion and Genocide in Bosnia , Pub. 1998.

 ( National myth in which so called Greater Serbia was created through Divine providence which led to the belief  that non-Serbs those who did not belong to the Serbian Orthodox Church in order to purify Greater Serbia needed to be deported or eliminated or exterminated  hence Genocide of Muslims, Jews, Gypsies/Roma and so forth)
An historical illustration of hyper-nationalism which could arise anywhere if the circumstances are right)

* Shadid, Anthony :                          Night Draws Near: Iraqis in the Shadow of America’s War , Pub. 2004.

* Shortt, Rupert :                               Christianophobia ; A Faith Under Attack , Pub. 2012.

* Stern, Jessica:                                 Terror In The Name Of God: Why Religious Militants Kill, Pub. 2003.

* Stewart, Katherine :                       The Good News Club; The Christian Rights's Stealth Assault On America's Children , Pub. 2012.

* Streatfeild, Dominic :                     Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control Pub. 2007.
  (history of CIA search for techniques to acquire reliable intel from suspects or  to create sleeper double agents CIA sponsored illegal or unethical  experiments  )

* Tanguay, Daniel:                             Leo Strauss: An Intellectual Biography, Pub. 2007.

* Tanner, Stephen  :                           Afghanistan : A military History from Alexander the Great To The War  Against The Taliban, Pub. 2009.

* Unger, Craig:                                 The Fall of the House of Bush : The Untold Story of how a Band of True  Believers Seized  the Executive Branch,  Started the Iraq War , and still Imperils America's Future,Pub. 2007.

* Vandewalle, Dirk                           A History of Modern Libya, Pub. 2006.

* Vidal, Gore :                                  Dreaming War: Blood For Oil And The Cheney-Bush Junta , Pub. 2002.

* Wells, H. G. :                                The Outline of History,The whole Story of Man , Pub. 1920-revised 1971.

* Wilson, Jack:                                 Barack Obama : This Improbable Quest , Pub. 2008.

* Wolin, Sheldon S. :                       Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy And The Specter Of Inverted Totalitarianism , Pub. 2010.

* Woodward, Bob :                        Bush At War, Pub. 2002.

* Woodward, Bob:                         State of Denial: Bush at War III , Pub. 2006.

* Wright, Robin :                            Rock The Casbah : Rage and Rebellion Across The Islamic World,
Pub. 2011.                   (An illuminating account by journalist Robin Wright of the Arab Uprisings in 2010-2011 referred to as The Arab Spring which was preceded bu similar non-violent uprisings in 2008 or earlier. The author points out that these uprisings are part of the stirrings of a younger Arab generation who want social and economic justice and who hope to bring about reform without Western interference.)

* Wright, Ronald:                         What Is America -A Short History Of The New World Order, Pub. 2009.



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