Daydream Believers

Daydream Believers

How A Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power

Book - 2008
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America's power is in decline, its allies alienated, its soldiers trapped in a war that even generals regard as unwinnable. What has happened these past few years is well known. Why it happened continues to puzzle. Celebrated Slate columnist Fred Kaplan explains the grave misconceptions that enabled George W. Bush and his aides to get so far off track, and traces the genesis and evolution of these ideas from the era of Nixon through Reagan to the present day.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2008.
ISBN: 9780470121184
Branch Call Number: 327.73
Characteristics: ix, 246 p. ; 25 cm.


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LRS1969 Sep 30, 2014

StarGladiator is right on the nose.

I have yet to read ANYTHING by Fred Kaplan that is remotely close o The Truth!

May 04, 2014

Oh wow, dudes! This guy won the Pulitzer, or was awarded the Pulitzer, or is it randomly given out? Anywho, somehow or other this book was classified as non-fiction, although it is clearly fictional to anyone the least bit educated who isn't stoned out of their mind! Geez, I mean, for sure, Kaplan, dude, all this wizardry and Oz stuff is supposed to bear some relation to reality! Negative 10-star rating for fiction portrayed as non-fiction! [Here's a research project for Kaplan and affiliated mentally-challenged types: research into how many weeks George W. Bush lasted in enlisted basic training at Lackland AFB in 1968 before he washed out - - which means he didn't attend OTS nor Flight School?] FYI, Kaplan, dude: Rumsfeld was on the board of directors of ABB back in the 1990s when they sold nuclear tech to North Korea; Cheney was CEO of Halliburton when they violated the sanctions against Iran and advised them on expanding their nuclear industry as radium is their second most plentiful resource after oil.


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