George W. Bush and the Hubris of Empire
George W. Bush has fundamentally changed America’s place in the world. In some neo-conservative circles the word “empire” is back in fashion, and a great republic that broke away from the British Empire is now supposed to be proud of its new imperial role. This book explains how the neo-conservatives and the petro-military complex have hijacked US foreign policy. It examines the price that Americans will have to pay for this new era of unlimited US military might–a never-ending fear of terrorism, mushrooming defence and security spending, the erosion of civil liberties at home and the deaths abroad of tens of thousands of civilian and military combatants.