Long-time political and media critic Noam Chomsky gives his view that the 9-11 attacks were part of a long chain of international events, with the brunt of the blame being borne by the push for capitalist globalization.
"...Among the lingering questions: Why did the U.S. government pay so little attention to the urgent warnings from foreign and domestic intelligence agencies about an impending attack? Why does a range of evidence seized by Federal agencies remain unavailable to the public? How much of the official story bears up to detailed scrutiny? As the first carefully researched and documented examination of the 9/11 attacks since the publication of the Kean Report, 9/11 Revealed lays out a shocking set of possibilities about the day that has become a turning point in our history." (Book jacket)
Bamford applies his relentless investigative drive and impeccable sources to explain why American intelligence agencies failed to predict and prevent the disaster of 9/11 and lays bare the Bush administration's role in formulating justifications for the preemptive war on Iraq. (Publisher's description)
A day-to-day examination of what happened in America in the year following the terrorist attacks. Big names and relatively unknowns find themselves woven into Brill's tapestry of aid workers, victims, and politicians.
A response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, this work examines acts of terrorism in contemporary and historical contexts, analyzing the reasons for such violent hatred on the United States and the significant impact the attacks have had on the nation's self-image and sense of security. Each chapter focuses on a different perspective from which to view the terrorist attacks including-American foreign policy, Anti-Americanism, post-Cold War politics and Islamic fundamentalism. (Publisher's description)
On September 11, 2001, hours after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, the eminent military historian Victor Davis Hanson wrote an article in which he asserted that the United States, like it or not, was now at war and had the moral right to respond with force. An Autumn of War, which opens with that first essay, will stimulate readers across the political spectrum to think more deeply about the attacks, the war, and their lessons for all of us. (Publisher's description)
"...President Bush brings readers inside the Texas Governor’s Mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11, in the hours after America’s most devastating attack since Pearl Harbor; at the head of the table in the Situation Room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for his historic and controversial decisions on the financial crisis, Hurricane Katrina, Afghanistan, Iran, and other issues that have shaped the first decade of the 21st century." (From the publisher's description)
In this explosive, controversial, and profoundly alarming insider’s report, Senator Bob Graham reveals faults in America’s national security network severe enough to raise fundamental questions about the competence and honesty of public officials in the CIA, the FBI, and the White House. (Publisher's description)
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