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EAN-139780143122975   EAN-13 barcode 9780143122975
Product NameThe Emergency State: America's Pursuit Of Absolute Security At All Costs
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
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Width0.75 inches    (convert)
Height8.37 inches    (convert)
Length5.49 inches    (convert)
Weight10.4 ounces    (convert)
AuthorDavid C. Unger
Page Count368
Long DescriptionFrom the New York Times ’s veteran foreign policy editorialist, a lucid analysis of the harm caused by America’s increasingly misdirected national security state America is trapped in a state of war that has consumed our national life since before Pearl Harbor. Over seven decades and several bloody wars, Democratic and Republican politicians alike have assembled an increasingly complicated, ineffective, and outdated network of security services. Yet this pursuit has not only damaged our democratic institutions and undermined our economic strengths; it has fundamentally failed to make us safer. In The Emergency State , senior New York Times writer David C. Unger reveals the hidden costs of America’s bipartisan obsession with achieving absolute national security and traces a series of missed opportunities—from the end of World War II through the presidency of Barack Obama—when we could have rethought our defense strategy but did not. Provocative, insightful, and refreshingly nonpartisan, this is the definitive untold story of how America became so vulnerable—and how it can build real security again.
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UPC Barcode

UPC-A Code


EAN Barcode

EAN-13 / ISBN-13 Code


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Barcode Code 39

Code 39 (limited text)


Barcode Code 128

Code 128 (full text)


Interleave 2 of 5

Interleave 2 of 5 (digits only)


Barcode Codabar

Codabar (digits and limited punctuation)


Barcode MSI

MSI (digits only)


Barcode Plessey

Plessey (digits and letters A-F)


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Barcode QR Code

QR Code


Barcode PDF417



Barcode Aztec



Barcode Maxicode



Barcode Data Matrix

Data Matrix

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