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By Glenn Greenwald

ISBN-10: 0307354199

ISBN-13: 9780307354198

What's going to be the legacy of President George Walker Bush? during this interesting, well timed ebook, Glenn Greenwald examines the Bush presidency and its long term impression at the kingdom. What all started on shaky, doubtful floor and used to be strengthened and propelled by way of tragedy, has eventually faltered and failed at the again of the dichotomous worldview—good as opposed to evil—that as soon as served it so good. In a sad Legacy, Greenwald charts the increase and steep fall of the present management, dissecting the rhetoric and revealing the defective beliefs upon which George W. Bush outfitted his policies.

On September 12, 2001, President Bush addressed the kingdom and awarded a truly transparent view of what used to be to come—a view that may be acknowledged to outline his complete presidency: “This might be a huge fight of fine as opposed to evil.” in line with his personal Christian religion and subsidized by way of biblical allusions, Bush’s worldview was once uncomplicated and binary—and every person was once compelled to decide on an aspect. using excessive on public aid, Bush sailed throughout the early “War on Terror,” simply defining our enemies and obviously atmosphere an schedule for defeating them.

But as soon as the conflict turned murkier—its goal doubtful, its warring parties now not noticeable in black-and-white—support for Bush and his regulations dropped precipitously. Glenn Greenwald brilliantly finds the explanations at the back of the cave in of Bush’s energy and approval, and argues that his maximum weak point is identical rhetoric that when propelled him to this point ahead. dealing with matters that may now not be became easy stable as opposed to evil choices—the catastrophe of storm Katrina, his plans for Social safeguard “reform,” and, so much ironic, the failed Dubai ports deal—Bush faltered and fell. Now, Greenwald argues, Bush is trapped through his personal offerings, not able to damage out of the mildew that when served him so good, and detached to the consequences.

A Tragic Legacy is the 1st actual personality examine of 1 of the main debatable males ever to carry the place of work of president. Enlightening, robust, and eye-opening, this can be an in-depth examine the fellow whose inability and cowboy common sense have left the US in danger.

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