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About the Author

Paul Buchheit is Founder and director of fightingpoverty. org, and Co-founder of Global Initiative Chicago (GIC), a consortium of Chicago colleges and high schools dedicated to the study and communication of global issues within the schools. He has taught in Chicago colleges for 25 years.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Clarity Press (March 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0932863566
  • ISBN-13: 978-0932863560
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,765,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I enjoyed the book but it had some harsh realities that we in America are not aware of. We live in a world in which the news we receive is filtered by our propaganda apparatus (news papers, 24 hour news cycle) which creates the paramaters and framework for the discussion (whether left wing or right wing). The arguments are shaped in a way to provide "some" of the options but not of all of the options in launching our military adventures. (whether "doves" or "hawks" the discussion becomes cynical at best in regards to "all" options, I say "all" sarcastically) We have a kind of "fantasy" reality that does not show the true complexity of the rest of the planet and the understanding of things, such as "blowback" and geo- political decisions being made by our "planners" (military, corporate/political etc.). Folks in other countries are margilized to be just the "other" so the action of our government (whether intended or not) have dire consequences for wide swathes of people in countries we purport to be helping. Strong stuff, but necessary read. Proceed with caution. (if you are not afraid to have your illusions dissipated!)
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One of the best pieces of literature I've read this year. Very enlightening. Offers great insight and references to the the subject matter. If you want to know what the realities of American war are. Read this book.
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The book opens up the eyes of blind people. I live far from you, citizens of a terror-state, gendarme of the world. (Sorry, if you do not accept reality.) Living in an ex-socialist country, where fascism was the potency for some 15 years, then it changed to a communist regime under Soviet oppression, then we „enjoyed” the system-change, which I call change of gangsters. We live now in this new state of gangsters. All this resulted in opening my mind: I understood the war against Iraq a couple of years before it started, and described it in a short book, that you may find here, at Amazon: „Stay at Home, Uncle Sam”. Read both books… Now I used „American wars” along with 195 articles and 29 more books, written by – mostly American – people of clear sight, working on my new Hungarian e-book „Az USA ledarálja a világot” (The US grinds the world), which will appear in a few days time. This book – American Wars - helped a lot again in understanding the mechanism of your ugly wars.
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