By Stephen Eric Bronner
Following the assaults of September eleven, 2001, clouds of ash blackened the skies over manhattan urban, Washington, D.C., and rural Pennsylvania. within the wake of the destruction, the U.S. doubtless entered a brand new period marked by way of radical alterations within the nation's discourse and within the regulations of the Bush management. With the toppling of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the invasion of Iraq, and saber damn somewhere else, America's worldwide battle on terror started to take form. Lofty rhetoric approximately increasing democracy and protecting freedom crammed the halls of elite energy and ruled mainstream media insurance of yankee politics. Blood within the Sand deals either an incisive research and a confrontational critique of America's fresh overseas ambitions and its dominant political tradition. Stephen Eric Bronner demanding situations the proposal that every little thing replaced within the aftermath of 11th of September. He exhibits as an alternative how a legal act served to legitimize political manipulation and invigorate conventional nationalistic enthusiasms for militarism and imperial growth. applying his personal reports within the center East, Bronner recognizes -- yet refuses to overstate -- fresh revolutionary advancements within the sector. He criticizes the neo-conservative penchant for unilateral army aggression and debunks the doubtful concept of fostering democracy at gunpoint. whereas Bronner analyzes authoritarian repression, human rights violations, shrinking civil liberties, and critical socioeconomic inequalities, Blood within the Sand is neither a slender political diatribe nor a futile workout in anti-American negativism. the writer honors the United States by means of condemning the betrayal of the nation's best beliefs through such a lot of of these who, hypocritically or naively, invoke these beliefs the main. Bronner sheds new mild on those that insist on publicly waving the flag whereas privately subverting that for which it stands. Blood within the Sand sounds a clarion demand revitalizing the yank polity and reshaping overseas coverage alongside democratic strains. devoted to a political renewal, Bronner urges the yank humans to keep in mind what's top approximately their nationwide background and the real beacon of wish it will probably provide different nations and different cultures.
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Blood in the Sand: Imperial Fantasies, Right-Wing Ambitions, and the Erosion of American Democracy by Stephen Eric Bronner