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War corrupts. Endless war corrupts absolutely.

Ever since 9/11, America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden costs of that war: from squandered and stolen dollars, to outrageous abuses of power, to wars on normalcy, decency, and truth. In the name of fighting terrorism, our government has done things every bit as shameful as its historic wartime abuses—and, until this book, has worked very hard to cover them up.

Lincoln suspended habeas corpus. FDR authorized the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans. Presidents Bush and Obama now must face their own reckoning. Power corrupts, but it is endless war that corrupts absolutely.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Risen’s fast-paced, accessible prose and his finely drawn detail make the book read like an implausible thriller. The tragedy is that, however implausible, it all appears to be true…This is an important and powerful book that should be read by anyone who believes it is time to take stock after thirteen years and re-evaluate the nature of the threat the country faces and its response to the atrocity of 9/11.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “At long last we can retire Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein as the icons of investigative reporting. With his second book probing the dark tunnels of the so-called war on terror, James Risen has established himself as the finest national security reporter of this generation, a field crowded with first rank talent.”

    Newsweek

  • “A no-holds-barred tarring and feathering of the past thirteen years of the US national security system. At times frightening, Risen’s book is a strong reminder of the importance of a free press keeping a powerful government in check.”

    Daily Beast

  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A 2014 New York Times Notable Book
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