A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the by Glenn Greenwald

By Glenn Greenwald

What is going to be the legacy of President George Walker Bush? during this attention-grabbing, well timed ebook, Glenn Greenwald examines the Bush presidency and its long term influence at the state. What all started on shaky, doubtful flooring and used to be reinforced and propelled by means of tragedy, has eventually faltered and failed at the again of the dichotomous worldview—good as opposed to evil—that as soon as served it so good. In a sad Legacy, Greenwald charts the increase and steep fall of the present management, dissecting the rhetoric and revealing the defective beliefs upon which George W. Bush outfitted his policies.

On September 12, 2001, President Bush addressed the country and awarded a really transparent view of what used to be to come—a view that may be acknowledged to outline his complete presidency: “This might be a enormous fight of excellent as opposed to evil.” in line with his personal Christian religion and sponsored via biblical allusions, Bush’s worldview used to be easy and binary—and everybody was once compelled to decide on an aspect. using excessive on public aid, Bush sailed throughout the early “War on Terror,” simply defining our enemies and obviously environment an schedule for defeating them.

But as soon as the warfare turned murkier—its goal doubtful, its warring parties not obvious in black-and-white—support for Bush and his regulations dropped precipitously. Glenn Greenwald brilliantly finds the explanations in the back of the cave in of Bush’s energy and approval, and argues that his maximum weak spot is similar rhetoric that after propelled him up to now ahead. dealing with matters which may now not be changed into basic solid as opposed to evil choices—the catastrophe of storm Katrina, his plans for Social safeguard “reform,” and, so much ironic, the failed Dubai ports deal—Bush faltered and fell. Now, Greenwald argues, Bush is trapped through his personal offerings, not able to wreck out of the mould that after served him so good, and detached to the consequences.

A Tragic Legacy is the 1st real personality examine of 1 of the main debatable males ever to carry the workplace of president. Enlightening, robust, and eye-opening, this can be an in-depth examine the guy whose incapacity and cowboy common sense have left the US in danger.

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