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The matador's cape : America's reckless response to terror, Stephen Holmes

Label
The matador's cape : America's reckless response to terror
Title
The matador's cape
Title remainder
America's reckless response to terror
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Holmes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Matador's Cape delves into the causes of the catastrophic turn in American policy at home and abroad since 9/11. In a collection of searing essays, the author explores Washington's inability to bring 'the enemy' into focus, detailing the ideological, bureaucratic, electoral and (not least) emotional forces that severely distorted the American understanding of, and response to, the terrorist threat. He also shows how the gratuitous and disastrous shift of attention from al Qaeda to Iraq was shaped by a series of misleading theoretical perspectives on the end of deterrence, the clash of civilizations, humanitarian intervention, unilateralism, democratization, torture, intelligence gathering and wartime expansions of presidential power. The author's breadth of knowledge about the War on Terror leads to conclusions about present-day America that are at once sobering in their depth of reference and inspiring in their global perspective
Cataloging source
MT4IT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holmes, Stephen
Dewey number
973.931
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6432
LC item number
.H653 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Anti-Americanism
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • Anti-Americanism
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Politics and government
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • United States
  • Terrorismus
  • Bekämpfung
  • USA
Label
The matador's cape : America's reckless response to terror, Stephen Holmes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-356) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Did religious extremism cause 9/11? -- Why military superiority breeds illusions -- How the war was lost -- Radicals trapped in the past -- A self-inflicted wound -- Searching for a new enemy after the Cold War -- Humanitarianism with teeth -- The war of the liberals -- The neo-conservative intifada -- Liberalism strangled by war -- The unilateralist curse -- Battling lawlessness with lawlessness -- The infallibility trap -- Conclusion
Control code
252535831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 367 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511509834
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b3a0c70f-f4c0-40fc-aaa9-1721d20ad97a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252535831
Label
The matador's cape : America's reckless response to terror, Stephen Holmes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-356) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Did religious extremism cause 9/11? -- Why military superiority breeds illusions -- How the war was lost -- Radicals trapped in the past -- A self-inflicted wound -- Searching for a new enemy after the Cold War -- Humanitarianism with teeth -- The war of the liberals -- The neo-conservative intifada -- Liberalism strangled by war -- The unilateralist curse -- Battling lawlessness with lawlessness -- The infallibility trap -- Conclusion
Control code
252535831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 367 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511509834
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b3a0c70f-f4c0-40fc-aaa9-1721d20ad97a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252535831

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