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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (94 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eugene Jarecki, David Drummond Narrator: David Drummond Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9781400179800
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In the sobering aftermath of America’s invasion of Iraq, Eugene Jarecki, the creator of the award-winning documentary Why We Fight, launches a penetrating and revelatory inquiry into how forces within the American political, economic, and military systems have come to undermine the carefully crafted structure of our republic—upsetting its balance of powers, vastly strengthening the hand of the president in taking the nation to war, and imperiling the workings of American democracy. This is a story not of simple corruption but of the unexpected origins of a more subtle and, in many ways, more worrisome disfiguring of our political system and society.

The American Way of War is a deeply thought provoking study of how America reached a historic crossroads and of how recent excesses of militarism and executive power may provide an opening for the redirection of national priorities.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 11/23/2013

    " so far, pretty interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Surfing Moose | 10/25/2013

    " I guess I was expecting something different. I found it to be a bit disjointed and dry. Will try reading it later as the subject matter is quite interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 10/18/2013

    " In the interest of self-promotion I feel obligated to give this four stars. The writing itself does not rank that, the content and thesis absolutely does. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sequoia | 6/16/2013

    " Recently I watched Why We Fight and found myself wanting to explore the topic more. I'm looking forward to learning more about the our nation's violent predilections. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 11/9/2012

    " This was a good companion book to the documentary "Why we Fight". I highly recommend the documentary "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 9/28/2012

    " Top notch critique of contemporary america's military industrial and political system. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheetal | 6/30/2012

    " Really interesting history of war and how scary the military industrial complex really is and was way before bush... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/7/2010

    " Would've liked more on US policies in the past, but what was there was very interesting (found the second half dragged on) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher Rex | 3/2/2010

    " How the Miitary-Industrial Complex came to dominate our lives and US policy-making. By the maker of the film "Why We Fight" "

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About the Narrator

David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, appearing on stages large and small throughout the country and in Seattle, Washington, his hometown. He has narrated over thirty audiobooks, in genres ranging from current political commentary to historical nonfiction, fantasy, military, thrillers, and humor. He received an AudioFile Earphones Award for his first audiobook, Love ’Em or Lose ’Em: Getting Good People to Stay. When not narrating, he keeps busy writing plays and stories for children.