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The Resource Architects of delusion : Europe, America, and the Iraq War, Simon Serfaty

Architects of delusion : Europe, America, and the Iraq War, Simon Serfaty

Label
Architects of delusion : Europe, America, and the Iraq War
Title
Architects of delusion
Title remainder
Europe, America, and the Iraq War
Statement of responsibility
Simon Serfaty
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The commencement of war in Iraq in 2003 was met with a variety of reactions around the globe. In Architects of Delusion, Simon Serfaty presents a historical analysis of how and why the decision to wage war was endorsed by some of America's main European allies, especially Britain, and opposed by others, especially France and Germany. Tony Blair, George W. Bush, Jacques Chirac, and Gerhard Schroeder were, Serfaty argues, the architects of one of the most serious crises in postwar transatlantic relations. These four heads of state were the victims not only of their personal delusions but also of those of the nations they led. They all played the hand that their countries had dealt them--the forceful hand of a righteous America, the principled acquiescence of a faithful Britain, the determined intransigence of a quarrelsome France, and the ambiguous "new way" of a recast Germany. Serfaty's deft interweaving of the political histories and cultures of the four countries and the personalities of their leaders transcends the Europe-bashing debate sparked by the Iraq invasion. He contends that not one of these four leaders was entirely right or entirely wrong in his approach to the others or to the issues, before and during the war. For the resulting wounds to heal, though, and for the continuity of transatlantic relations, he reminds us that the United States and France must end their estrangement, France and Britain must resolve their differences, Germany must carry its weight relative to both France and Britain, and the United States must exert the same visionary leadership for the twenty-first century that it showed during its rise to preeminence in the twentieth century
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Serfaty, Simon
Dewey number
327.4073
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.S46 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
EBL-Schweitzer
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Politics and government
  • Iraq
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
Architects of delusion : Europe, America, and the Iraq War, Simon Serfaty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • INDEX
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • Introduction
  • CHAPTER ONE. Terms of Estrangement
  • CHAPTER TWO. Terms of Endearment
  • CHAPTER THREE. Terms of Disparagement
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Terms of Entanglement
  • NOTES
Control code
859160859
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (172 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812203424
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812203424
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35gb61
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859160859
Label
Architects of delusion : Europe, America, and the Iraq War, Simon Serfaty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • INDEX
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • Introduction
  • CHAPTER ONE. Terms of Estrangement
  • CHAPTER TWO. Terms of Endearment
  • CHAPTER THREE. Terms of Disparagement
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Terms of Entanglement
  • NOTES
Control code
859160859
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (172 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812203424
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812203424
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35gb61
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859160859

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