Stripping Bare the Body : Politics, Violence, War

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Pub. Date: 2011-03-08
Publisher(s): Perseus Books Group
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Drawing on rich narratives of politics, violence, and war from around the globe and written by one of the world's leading journalists, Stripping Bare the Bodyis a moral history of American power during the last quarter century. From Iraq, the Balkans, and Haiti, to America's "black sites" around the world, Danner reports on our "grim age, still infused with the remnant perfume of imperial dreams."

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 Erotic 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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