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The Chickenhawk syndrome : war, sacrifice, and personal responsibility, Cheyney Ryan

Label
The Chickenhawk syndrome : war, sacrifice, and personal responsibility
Title
The Chickenhawk syndrome
Title remainder
war, sacrifice, and personal responsibility
Statement of responsibility
Cheyney Ryan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Product Description: In recent years, the question of war and sacrifice has been a major topic of political debate and controversy. If our country goes to war for reasons we endorse, what is our responsibility to share in its sacrifices? Does supporting a war mean serving in it? Does it mean encouraging our children to do so? Such questions have been posed by the so-called "chickenhawk" phenomenon: pro-war leaders and their pro-war children who call on Americans to assume the burden of war and its sacrifices, but avoid those sacrifices themselves. President Bush and other architects of the Iraq conflict were the most prominent chickenhawks. Cheyney C. Ryan argues that the chickenhawk issue is not just a matter of personalities-it will remain with us for a long time even though the Bush administration has left office. Ryan poses fundamental questions of war and personal sacrifice, pointing to the basic disconnection in American politics generally between the support for war and the willingness to assume its costs, which he calls "Alienated War." Calling for the reinvigoration of civic involvement, this illuminating and insightful book offers both a philosophical and historical exploration of America's citizen-soldier tradition and the consequences involved in separating the citizenry from the armed forces
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Cheyney
Dewey number
303.6/6
Index
index present
LC call number
HM554
LC item number
.R93 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War and society
  • Sacrifice
  • Responsibility
Label
The Chickenhawk syndrome : war, sacrifice, and personal responsibility, Cheyney Ryan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Mr. President, when do we enlist?": the reality of alienated war -- The rise and fall of the citizen-soldier; or, bye-bye, Elvis -- Chickenhawk variations -- Integrity, reciprocity, and the Murtha test -- "Invisible in war, invincible in peace": Chickee-Hawk variations
Control code
276228882
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780742565036
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008048467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)276228882
Label
The Chickenhawk syndrome : war, sacrifice, and personal responsibility, Cheyney Ryan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Mr. President, when do we enlist?": the reality of alienated war -- The rise and fall of the citizen-soldier; or, bye-bye, Elvis -- Chickenhawk variations -- Integrity, reciprocity, and the Murtha test -- "Invisible in war, invincible in peace": Chickee-Hawk variations
Control code
276228882
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780742565036
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008048467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)276228882

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