Dreaming War by Gore Vidal audiobook

Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta

By Gore Vidal
Read by Jeff Cummings

Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781543696271

  • ISBN: 9781543696271

Runtime: 4.62 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

When Gore Vidal’s New York Times bestseller Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace was published, the Los Angeles Times described Vidal as the last defender of the American republic. In Dreaming War, Vidal continues this defense by confronting the Cheney-Bush junta head-on in a series of devastating essays that demolish the lies American Empire lives by, unveiling a counter-history that traces the origins of America’s current imperial ambitions to the experience of World War Two and the post-war Truman doctrine. And now, with Cheney-Bush leading us into permanent war, Vidal asks whose interests are served by this doctrine of pre-emptive war? Was Afghanistan turned to rubble to avenge the 3,000 slaughtered on September 11? Or was “the unlovely Osama chosen on aesthetic grounds to be the frightening logo for our long contemplated invasion and conquest of Afghanistan?” After all, he was abruptly replaced with Saddam Hussein once the Taliban were overthrown. And while “evidence” is now being invented to connect Saddam with 9/11, the administration are not helped by “stories in the U.S. press about the vast oil wealth of Iraq which must—for the sake of the free world—be reassigned to U.S. consortiums.”

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Author Bio: Gore Vidal

Author Bio: Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal (1925–2012), winner of the National Book Award, wrote numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, short stories, plays, screenplays, and essay. Many of his works were New York Times bestsellers list.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 4.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English