The Last Refuge
Patriotism, Politics, and the Environment in an Age of Terror
ISBN10: 1559635282 ISBN13: 9781559635288 Publisher: Island Pr Published: Mar 15 2004 Pages: 160 Weight: 0.75lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
This is a book about politics. It consists of a discurive, often witty, often poignant, always biting set of 13 essays on the American political climate. It takes on eveyrthing from the Bush administration's use of the terrorist threat as cover to advance an otherwise unacceptable agenda, to the impoverishment of our public discourse, to the mediocrity of the US constitution. It concludes I've always admired the spirit of Marshall Foch's bravado prior to the secopnd battle of the Marne in 1917: my center is giving way, my right is pushed back, situation excellent, I am attacking.