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The Resource Overblown : how politicians and the terrorism industry inflate national security threats, and why we believe them, John Mueller

Overblown : how politicians and the terrorism industry inflate national security threats, and why we believe them, John Mueller

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Overblown : how politicians and the terrorism industry inflate national security threats, and why we believe them
Title
Overblown
Title remainder
how politicians and the terrorism industry inflate national security threats, and why we believe them
Statement of responsibility
John Mueller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why have there been no terrorist attacks in the United States since 9/11? It is easy for a single person with a bomb-filled backpack to launch an attack. So why hasn't it happened? The answer is surely not Homeland Security, which cannot stop terrorists, legally or otherwise; surely not the Iraq war, which has stoked the hatred of Muslim extremists around the world. Is it possible that there are no al-Qaeda terrorists here? Is it possible that the war on terror has been a radical overreaction to a rare event? We have gone to war in two countries and killed tens of thousands; we have launched a massive domestic wiretapping program and created vast databases of information once considered private; the terrorism industry and its allies in the White House and Congress have preyed on our fears and caused enormous damage. It is time to rethink the entire enterprise.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Mueller, John E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Cold War
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Society
Target audience
specialized
Label
Overblown : how politicians and the terrorism industry inflate national security threats, and why we believe them, John Mueller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Terrorism's impact. The limited destructiveness of terrorism ; Overacting to terrorism: the terrorism industry. -- pt. II. Historical comparisons. Dates of infamy: Pearl Harbor and 9/11 ; Cold War, containment, and conspiracy ; Nuclear fears, Cold War terrorism, and devils du jour ; Disorderliness in the New World order. -- pt. III. Approaching terror and terrorism. An alternative terrorism policy: absorbing, policing, reducing fear, avoiding overreaction ; Terrorism and terror
Control code
010372755
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781416541721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Overblown : how politicians and the terrorism industry inflate national security threats, and why we believe them, John Mueller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Terrorism's impact. The limited destructiveness of terrorism ; Overacting to terrorism: the terrorism industry. -- pt. II. Historical comparisons. Dates of infamy: Pearl Harbor and 9/11 ; Cold War, containment, and conspiracy ; Nuclear fears, Cold War terrorism, and devils du jour ; Disorderliness in the New World order. -- pt. III. Approaching terror and terrorism. An alternative terrorism policy: absorbing, policing, reducing fear, avoiding overreaction ; Terrorism and terror
Control code
010372755
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 259 pages
Isbn
9781416541721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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