By Stephen Eric Bronner
Following the assaults of September eleven, 2001, clouds of ash blackened the skies over manhattan urban, Washington, D.C., and rural Pennsylvania. within the wake of the destruction, the USA possible entered a brand new period marked by way of radical alterations within the nation's discourse and within the rules of the Bush management. With the toppling of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the invasion of Iraq, and saber damn in different places, America's international warfare on terror started to take form. Lofty rhetoric approximately increasing democracy and protecting freedom crammed the halls of elite strength and ruled mainstream media insurance of yank politics. Blood within the Sand deals either an incisive research and a confrontational critique of America's fresh overseas ambitions and its dominant political tradition. Stephen Eric Bronner demanding situations the idea that every little thing replaced within the aftermath of Sep 11. He indicates in its place how a legal act served to legitimize political manipulation and invigorate conventional nationalistic enthusiasms for militarism and imperial growth. utilising his personal stories within the heart East, Bronner recognizes -- yet refuses to overstate -- fresh revolutionary advancements within the quarter. He criticizes the neo-conservative penchant for unilateral army aggression and debunks the doubtful suggestion of fostering democracy at gunpoint. whereas Bronner analyzes authoritarian repression, human rights violations, shrinking civil liberties, and critical socioeconomic inequalities, Blood within the Sand is neither a slim political diatribe nor a futile workout in anti-American negativism. the writer honors the USA through condemning the betrayal of the nation's best beliefs by means of such a lot of of these who, hypocritically or naively, invoke these beliefs the main. Bronner sheds new gentle on those that insist on publicly waving the flag whereas privately subverting that for which it stands. Blood within the Sand sounds a clarion demand revitalizing the yankee polity and reshaping international coverage alongside democratic strains. dedicated to a political renewal, Bronner urges the yank humans to remember what's most sensible approximately their nationwide historical past and the real beacon of wish it could possibly supply different nations and different cultures.
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Blood in the Sand: Imperial Fantasies, Right-Wing Ambitions, and the Erosion of American Democracy by Stephen Eric Bronner