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

By Glenn Greenwald

What's 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 impression at the state. What begun on shaky, doubtful flooring and was once strengthened and propelled by way of tragedy, has finally 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 equipped his policies.

On September 12, 2001, President Bush addressed the kingdom and offered a truly transparent view of what was once to come—a view that may be acknowledged to outline his complete presidency: “This should be a enormous fight of fine as opposed to evil.” according to his personal Christian religion and subsidized by means of biblical allusions, Bush’s worldview was once simple and binary—and everybody was once compelled to decide on a facet. driving excessive on public aid, Bush sailed during the early “War on Terror,” simply defining our enemies and obviously environment an schedule for defeating them.

But as soon as the struggle grew to become murkier—its aim uncertain, 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 to date ahead. dealing with matters that may no longer be become uncomplicated reliable as opposed to evil choices—the catastrophe of storm Katrina, his plans for Social protection “reform,” and, such a lot ironic, the failed Dubai ports deal—Bush faltered and fell. Now, Greenwald argues, Bush is trapped by means of his personal offerings, not able to wreck out of the mildew that when served him so good, and detached to the consequences.

A Tragic Legacy is the 1st precise personality examine of 1 of the main arguable males ever to carry the workplace of president. Enlightening, robust, and eye-opening, this is often an in-depth examine the fellow whose lack of ability and cowboy good judgment have left the United States in danger.

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