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Crusade : chronicles of an unjust war

Author: James Carroll
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 2004.
Series: American empire project.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Publisher's description: With the words "this Crusade, this war on terror," George W. Bush defined the purpose of his presidency. And just as promptly, James Carroll-Boston Globe columnist, son of a general, former antiwar chaplain and activist, and recognized voice of ethical authority-began a week-by-week argument with the administration over its actions. In powerful, passionate bulletins, Carroll dissected the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Carroll
ISBN: 0805077030 9780805077032 9780805078435 0805078436
OCLC Number: 54529148
Description: xvi, 286 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part One. Onward Christian. 1. Holy War. Law Not War ; The Pentagon Mourning ; This Crusade, This War ; Gandhi's Birthday ; Religion: Problem or Solution? --
2. Afghanistan. But What Changed? ; The Bombing Reconsidered ; Why I Love This Country ; This War Is Not Just ; The Way the War Ends --
3. War At Home. Robert Kennedy and John Ashcroft ; Advent in a Time of Terror ; The Unjustice Department ; Red Christmas ; New Year's Resolutions. Part Two. Soldiers Marching. 4. Dead or Alive. U.S. Moves Fuel Bellicosity Elsewhere ; The Axis to Fear ; Bush the Radical ; America as Sparta ; Pakistan versus India --
5. Jerusalem. Muslims, Jews, Christians, and Peace ; The Palestinian and the Israeli ; Lost Children of the Conflict ; The Disappearing Border ; Suicide-Murder --
6. Afraid. In the Bunker ; America the Fearful ; American Mortality ; The Coming War in Iraq ; Lies, Damned Lies ; A Mistake, and a Crime ; Catholic Collapse and U.S. Foreign Policy ; So Who Do I Think I Am? --
7. Drumbeat. Inarticulate and Proud of It ; The War Anniversary ; Good Doubt, Bad Faith ; The President's Nuclear Threat ; Antiwar Then, Antiwar Now --
8. Hostage. Threshold Period ; Taken Hostage ; The Purpose of the War ; Toeing the Fault Line of Fear ; A Missile Cover-up at MIT? ; What the Seven Died For --
9. Moral Memory. Philip Berrigan ; The Christmas Bombing ; The Last Year ; The Twenty-ninth Day. Part Three. As to War. 10. Iraq. At the United Nations ; The Age of Innocence ; Watch the War with Both Eyes ; A War Policy in Collapse ; A Meditation on War ; At War in Iraq --
11. Questions. An April Fools' Day Surprise ; The Answer Is No ; A Nation Lost ; Moral Awareness in Korea ; The Absolute Weapon --
12. Recognitions. Bad Weather over America ; Antisemitism and Israel ; Palestinian Pain and Hope ; Millennial War ; To Love America --
13. Lost. Ridding the World of Evil ; Unintelligence ; Was the War Necessary? ; The Habit of Revenge ; The War Is Lost --
14. War Spreads. The Other 9-11 ; From Politics to Resistance ; Antiterrorism Creed ; Boykin's Bigger God ; Full-Spectrum Dominance --
15. Every Occupation Ends Badly. The Solution Is the Problem ; Day of Remembrance ; JFK's November ; Of Thanks and Mercy ; Why Peace Won't Come ; Captives: Hussein and Hiroshima ; A Year in America --
16. The Passions of War. But McGovern Was Right ; State of the Union ; Dying for a Mistake ; The Real Passions of Christ ; A Wall Across the World ; An Obscene Portrayal of Christ's Passion ; One Year Later --
Series Title: American empire project.
Responsibility: James Carroll.


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