Stripping Bare the Body

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Pub. Date: 2009-10-13
Publisher(s): Nation Books
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Summary

For the past two decades, Mark Danner has reported from Latin America, Haiti, the Balkans, and the Middle East. His perceptive, award-winning dispatches have not only explored the real consequences of American engagement with the world, but also the relationship between political violence and power. In Stripping Bare the Body, Danner brings together his best reporting from the world's most troubled regions--from the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship in Haiti to the tumultuous rise of Aristide; from the onset of the Balkan Wars to the painful fragmentation of Yugoslavia; and finally to the disastrous invasion of Iraq and the radical, destructive legacy of the Bush administration. At a time when American imperial power is in decline, there has never been a more compelling moment to read these urgent, fiercely intelligent reports.

Author Biography

Mark Danner was for many years a staff writer at The New Yorker and contributes frequently to the New York Review of Books, the New York Times Magazine, and other publications. The author of The Massacre at El Mozote, Torture and Truth, and The Short Way to War, he is the recipient of a National Magazine Award, three Overseas Press Awards, and a MacArthur Fellowship. He lives in San Francisco and New York City.

www.markdanner.com

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xvii
Beyond The Mountainsp. 1
La parenth├Ęsep. 3
The Legacyp. 47
The Mountainsp. 84
The Saddest Storyp. 123
How Not to Stop a Warp. 125
The Cleansing: A Televised Genocidep. 145
Toward a Policy of Gesture: The Safe Areasp. 172
Explosion in the Marketplacep. 203
The Great Betrayalp. 231
To the Killing Fieldsp. 265
Operation Storm and the Cold Peacep. 301
Coda: Endgame in Kosovop. 317
Marooned In The Cold Warp. 331
Lost In The Forever Warp. 363
The Battlefield in the American Mindp. 365
Struggles of Democracy and Empirep. 369
How Not to Win a Warp. 372
Delusions in Baghdadp. 379
Abu Ghraib: Hidden in Plain Sightp. 392
A Doctrine Left Behindp. 412
We Are All Torturers Nowp. 416
The Real Electionp. 420
The Secret Way to Warp. 434
Taking Stock of the Forever Warp. 445
The War of the Imaginationp. 466
Voices from the Black Sitesp. 493
Into the Light? Torture, Power, and Usp. 521
Afterword: The Erode Pull of the Strangep. 545
Coda: Words in a Time of Warp. 551
Acknowledgmentsp. 565
Notesp. 567
Selected Bibliographyp. 595
Indexp. 605
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