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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (124 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Norman Mailer Narrator: Norman Mailer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Beginning with his debut masterpiece, The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer has repeatedly told the truth about war. Why Are We at War? returns Mailer to the gravity of the battlefield and the grand hubris of the politicians who send soldiers there to die. First published in the early days of the Iraq War, Why Are We at War? is an explosive argument about the American quest for empire that still carries weight today. Scrutinizing the Bush administration’s words and actions, Mailer unleashes his trademark moral rigor: “Because democracy is noble, it is always endangered.…To assume blithely that we can export democracy into any country we choose can serve paradoxically to encourage more fascism at home and abroad.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gregory | 1/12/2013

    " This book is a fast read. Although I agree with many of Mailer's assertions, I would like to have more facts to back up some of his statements. There are good quotes aplenty and many of the situations he mentions are still being pushed today as part of an agenda in Washington circles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michael Glaviano | 8/30/2012

    " Brilliant, harsh, and right on target, this little book explains what should be obvious but instead is largely invisible. D.W. Eisenhower might have liked this book - or at least agreed with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy | 6/19/2012

    " A must read for everyone who is interested in why we went to war in Iraq. Definitely a sharp and interesting point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Giancarlo | 4/28/2012

    " In one sitting a pre-war document, worth every minute. "

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