The Emergency State: America's Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs

The Emergency State: America's Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs

David C. Unger


From the New York Times’s veteran international coverage editorialist, a lucid research of the damage attributable to America’s more and more misdirected nationwide protection state

America is trapped in a country of conflict that has fed on our nationwide lifestyles in view that earlier than Pearl Harbor. Over seven a long time and several other bloody wars, Democratic and Republican politicians alike have assembled an more and more complex, useless, and outmoded community of safeguard prone. but this pursuit has not
only broken our democratic associations and undermined our financial strengths; it has essentially did not make us safer.

In The Emergency State, senior New York Times author David C. Unger unearths the hidden expenses of America’s bipartisan obsession with reaching absolute nationwide protection and lines a chain of overlooked opportunities—from the top of worldwide struggle II in the course of the presidency of Barack Obama—when shall we have rethought our safety technique yet didn't. Provocative, insightful, and refreshingly nonpartisan, this is often the definitive untold tale of ways the USA grew to become so vulnerable—and the way it can construct actual defense back.

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