The Matador's Cape: America's Reckless Response to Terror

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Informationen zum Autor After receiving his PhD from Yale in 1976! Holmes taught briefly at Yale and Wesleyan Universities before becoming a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in 1978. From Princeton! he moved to Harvard University's Department of Government! where he stayed until 1985! the year he joined the faculty at the University of Chicago. At the University of Chicago! Professor Stephen Holmes served as Director of the Center for the Study of Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe and as editor-in-chief of the East European Constitutional Review. He has also been the Director of the Soros Foundation program for promoting legal reform in Russia and Eastern Europe. Holmes' research centers on the history of European liberalism and the disappointments of democracy and economic liberalization after communism. In 1984! he published Benjamin Constant and the Making of Modern Liberalism. Since then! he has published a number of articles on democratic and constitutional theory as well as on the theoretical origins of the welfare state. In 1988! he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete a study of the theoretical foundations of liberal democracy. He was a member of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin during the 1991 academic year. His Anatomy of Antiliberalism appeared in 1993. And in 1995! he published Passions and Constraint: The Theory of Liberal Democracy; in this work! Holmes presents a spirited vindication of classical liberalism and its notions of constitutional government. He coauthored! with Cass Sunstein! a book on The Cost of Rights (Norton! 1998). Klappentext The Matador's Cape delves into the causes of the catastrophic turn in American policy at home and abroad since 9/11. In a collection of searing essays! the author explores Washington's inability to bring 'the enemy' into focus! detailing the ideological! bureaucratic! electoral and (not least) emotional forces that severely distorted the American understanding of! and response to! the terrorist threat. He also shows how the gratuitous and disastrous shift of attention from al Qaeda to Iraq was shaped by a series of misleading theoretical perspectives on the end of deterrence! the clash of civilizations! humanitarian intervention! unilateralism! democratization! torture! intelligence gathering and wartime expansions of presidential power. The author's breadth of knowledge about the War on Terror leads to conclusions about present-day America that are at once sobering in their depth of reference and inspiring in their global perspective. Zusammenfassung The Matador's Cape explains how the catastrophic turn in American national-security policy since 9/11 stems from Washington's chronic inability to bring 'the enemy' into focus. Inhaltsverzeichnis Introduction; Part I. The Terrorist Enigma: 1. Did religious extremism cause 9/11?; Part II: Show of Force: 2. Why military superiority breeds illusions; 3. How the war was lost; 4. Radicals trapped in the past; 5. A self-inflicted wound; Part III. False Templates: 6. Searching for a new enemy after the Cold War; 7. Humanitarianism with teeth; 8. The war of the liberals; 9. The neoconservative intifada; Part IV. Waiving the Rules: 10. Liberalism strangled by war; 11. The unilateralist curse; 12. Battling lawlessness with lawlessness; 13: The infallibility trap; Conclusion. ...

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After receiving his PhD from Yale in 1976, Holmes taught briefly at Yale and Wesleyan Universities before becoming a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in 1978. From Princeton, he moved to Harvard University's Department of Government, where he stayed until 1985, the year he joined the faculty at the University of Chicago. At the University of Chicago, Professor Stephen Holmes served as Director of the Center for the Study of Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe and as editor-in-chief of the East European Constitutional Review. He has also been the Director of the Soros Foundation program for promoting legal reform in Russia and Eastern Europe. Holmes' research centers on the history of European liberalism and the disappointments of democracy and economic liberalization after communism. In 1984, he published Benjamin Constant and the Making of Modern Liberalism. Since then, he has published a number of articles on democratic and constitutional theory as well as on the theoretical origins of the welfare state. In 1988, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete a study of the theoretical foundations of liberal democracy. He was a member of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin during the 1991 academic year. His Anatomy of Antiliberalism appeared in 1993. And in 1995, he published Passions and Constraint: The Theory of Liberal Democracy; in this work, Holmes presents a spirited vindication of classical liberalism and its notions of constitutional government. He coauthored, with Cass Sunstein, a book on The Cost of Rights (Norton, 1998).

Klappentext

The Matador's Cape delves into the causes of the catastrophic turn in American policy at home and abroad since 9/11. In a collection of searing essays, the author explores Washington's inability to bring 'the enemy' into focus, detailing the ideological, bureaucratic, electoral and (not least) emotional forces that severely distorted the American understanding of, and response to, the terrorist threat. He also shows how the gratuitous and disastrous shift of attention from al Qaeda to Iraq was shaped by a series of misleading theoretical perspectives on the end of deterrence, the clash of civilizations, humanitarian intervention, unilateralism, democratization, torture, intelligence gathering and wartime expansions of presidential power. The author's breadth of knowledge about the War on Terror leads to conclusions about present-day America that are at once sobering in their depth of reference and inspiring in their global perspective.



Zusammenfassung
The Matador's Cape explains how the catastrophic turn in American national-security policy since 9/11 stems from Washington's chronic inability to bring 'the enemy' into focus.

Inhalt

Introduction; Part I. The Terrorist Enigma: 1. Did religious extremism cause 9/11?; Part II: Show of Force: 2. Why military superiority breeds illusions; 3. How the war was lost; 4. Radicals trapped in the past; 5. A self-inflicted wound; Part III. False Templates: 6. Searching for a new enemy after the Cold War; 7. Humanitarianism with teeth; 8. The war of the liberals; 9. The neoconservative intifada; Part IV. Waiving the Rules: 10. Liberalism strangled by war; 11. The unilateralist curse; 12. Battling lawlessness with lawlessness; 13: The infallibility trap; Conclusion.

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Titel
The Matador's Cape: America's Reckless Response to Terror
Untertitel
America''s Reckless Response to Terror
Autor
EAN
9780521875165
ISBN
978-0-521-87516-5
Format
Fester Einband
Herausgeber
Cambridge
Genre
Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten
367
Gewicht
662g
Größe
H236mm x B164mm x T23mm
Jahr
2007
Untertitel
Englisch
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