Pay Any Price
Greed, Power, and Endless War

Risen, James
Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Date Written:  14/10/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Pages:  285pp   ISBN:  978-0-544-34141-8
Book Type:  Audio CD

Dewey:  973.931
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18419

The book examines what Risen calls the "homeland security industrial complex", the effects of the War on Terror and the resulting financial malfeasance during the American occupation of Iraq.

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War corrupts. Endless war corrupts absolutely. Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden costs of that war: from squandered and stolen dollars, to outrageous abuses of power, to wars on normalcy, decency, and truth. In the name of fighting terrorism, our government has done things every bit as shameful as its historic wartime abuses—and until this audiobook, it has worked very hard to cover them up. Lincoln suspended habeas corpus. FDR authorized the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans. Presidents Bush and Obama now must face their own reckoning. Power corrupts, but it is endless war that corrupts absolutely.