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Author Colodny, Len.

Title The forty years war : the rise and fall of the neocons, from Nixon to Obama / Len Colodny and Tom Shachtman.

Imprint New York : Harper, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  320.52 C714f 2009    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 489 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents BOOK ONE: OPPOSING NIXON. 1. THE ROAD TO CHINA. Nixon's foreign policy dreams -- The anti-Nixon -- Sending signals -- Young men in a hurry -- "Actual or feigned" -- Cambodia and Echo -- Crises expose fissures -- Approaching the zenith -- 2. UNDERMINING THE PRESIDENCY. Making allies into enemies -- A federal offense of the highest order -- Three out of three, Mr. President -- A meeting of mind-sets -- Actions and reactions -- 3. THE HAIG ADMINISTRATION. Three quick strikes -- Nullifying Nixon -- Protecting the flanks -- Endgame -- BOOK TWO: THE TRIUMPH OF THE NEOCONS. 4. THE POST-NIXON YEARS. A short honeymoon -- Yielding to the right -- Primary battles -- The Carter interregnum -- 5. THE REAGAN EVOLUTION. Fits and starts -- The high tide of anti-communism, and after -- Not going to Baghdad -- The post-Cold War dilemma -- 6. FULL POWER. Neocons versus Clinton -- From candidate to Bush -- The neocon hour of triumph -- The Cheney regency -- Losing power -- Foreign affairs and the 2008 election.
Summary An expose of the neo-conservative movement throughout the past four decades documents its role in undermining the Nixon administration, supporting Reagan, and promoting the war in Iraq, in a report that draws on declassified documents and other official sources.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [437]-467) and index.
Subject Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Conservatism -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government.
Added Author Shachtman, Tom, 1942-
Added Title 40 years war
ISBN 9780061253898 (trade)
0061253898 (trade)
Standard No. NZ1 13202120
AU@ 000045253437
CDX 7938219

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