Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How we got to be so hated

By Gore Vidal

From the back cover:

The United States has been engaged in what the great historian Charles A. Beard called “perpetual war for perpetual peace.” The Federation of American Scientists has catalogued nearly two hundred military incursions since 1945 in which the United States has been the aggressor. In a series of penetrating and alarming essays, whose centerpiece is a commentary on the events of September 11,2001 (deemed too controversial to be published in America until now), Gore Vidal challenges the comforting consensus following both September 11th and Timothy McVeigh’s bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City: these were simply the act of “evil-doers”.

Does the phrase: “War is Peace” ring any bells?

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