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The Resource 100 ways America is screwing up the world, John Tirman

100 ways America is screwing up the world, John Tirman

Label
100 ways America is screwing up the world
Title
100 ways America is screwing up the world
Statement of responsibility
John Tirman
Title variation
One hundred ways America is screwing up the world
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What do George W. Bush, Wal-Mart, Halliburton, gangsta rap, and SUVs have in common? They're all among the hundred ways in which America is screwing up the world. The country that was responsible for many, if not most, of the twentieth century's most important scientific and technological advancements now demonizes its scientists and thinkers in the twenty-first, while dumbing down its youth with anti-Darwin/pro-"Intelligent Design" propaganda. The longtime paragon of personal freedoms now supports torture and illegal wiretapping--spreading its principles and policies at gunpoint while ruthlessly bombing the world with Big Macs and Mickey Mouse ears. At once serious-minded and satirical, John Tirman's 100 Ways America Is Screwing Up the World is an insightful, unabashed, entertaining, and distressing look at where we've gone terribly wrong--from the destruction of the environment to the promotion of abhorrent personal health and eating habits to the "wussification" of the free press--an alternately admonishing and amusing call to arms for patriotic Blue America."--Publisher's website
  • Forward by Howard Zinn
Cataloging source
GZD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tirman, John
Dewey number
303.48/2730090511
Index
no index present
LC call number
E902
LC item number
.T57 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bush, George W.
  • Bush, George W.
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Political corruption
  • Globalization
  • Imperialism
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Economic policy
  • Globalization
  • Imperialism
  • Political corruption
  • Politics and government
  • Social policy
  • United States
Label
100 ways America is screwing up the world, John Tirman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"With a foreword by Howard Zinn."--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Altering the Earth's climate. -- Television. -- The Cold War. -- Dumping toxins. -- Market mantra: the tragic failure of neoliberalism. -- Blood for oil. -- Agribusiness. -- The Reagan doctrine. -- The war in Vietnam. -- The Waltons go global. -- Gilded democracy. -- Nourishing the seeds of Islamic militancy. -- Spreading the word. -- Petroleum dependency. -- The American dream. -- The ABCs of HIV/AIDS: how not to stop an epidemic. -- Reaganism. -- Nuclear weapons. -- Genocide. -- A rogues' gallery of dictators. -- SUVs. -- The "War on terrorism" -- How to really screw things up: six splendid little wars. -- Big pharma. -- The weapons habit. -- Demise of public health. -- Covert action. -- Billary. -- Defense contractors. -- "We don't do body counts" -- Getting high. -- Torture. -- Consumerism. -- The attack on science. -- The failed presidency of George W. Bush. -- Liberal hawks. -- The puritanical ethic. -- Democratization
  • Empty (headed) threats of war. -- America as victim. -- The imperialism of knowledge. -- Cuba. -- Oceans. -- Gangsta rap and the culture of violence. -- Supporting apartheid. -- The very expensive fissionable atom. -- AIPAC. -- Wars of choice. -- Haiti: voodoo foreign policy. -- McDonaldization. -- Dissing the United Nations. -- Mel Gibson. -- The New York Times (and the Washington Post) -- Blame it on Rio: the NRA's shoot-out in Brazil. -- The self-help mania. -- Destroying the left, bankrupting democracy. -- A most Christian nation: What would Jesus say? -- The deadly reach of patio furniture. -- Public diplomacy: Just put on a happy face. -- The killing fields of death row. -- The new age. -- Committees of the imperious. -- Forgetting history. -- We're number one. -- Strong states, weak states: Whose side are you on? -- Fat country, fat world: the magic of processed food. -- The filthy rich. -- The global gag: family planning the extremists' way. -- The imperial city. -- Commercialization of sports. -- Damsels in distress. -- Disney, Inc. -- Las Vegas. -- Christmas. -- The Miami relatives. -- P.R. -- "24/7": abuses of the work ethic. -- Paris Hilton and celebrity culture. -- Ten annoyances. -- Ten things America does right in the world
Control code
ocm70853247
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780061133015
Lccn
2006299158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780061133015
System control number
(OCoLC)70853247
Label
100 ways America is screwing up the world, John Tirman
Publication
Note
"With a foreword by Howard Zinn."--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Altering the Earth's climate. -- Television. -- The Cold War. -- Dumping toxins. -- Market mantra: the tragic failure of neoliberalism. -- Blood for oil. -- Agribusiness. -- The Reagan doctrine. -- The war in Vietnam. -- The Waltons go global. -- Gilded democracy. -- Nourishing the seeds of Islamic militancy. -- Spreading the word. -- Petroleum dependency. -- The American dream. -- The ABCs of HIV/AIDS: how not to stop an epidemic. -- Reaganism. -- Nuclear weapons. -- Genocide. -- A rogues' gallery of dictators. -- SUVs. -- The "War on terrorism" -- How to really screw things up: six splendid little wars. -- Big pharma. -- The weapons habit. -- Demise of public health. -- Covert action. -- Billary. -- Defense contractors. -- "We don't do body counts" -- Getting high. -- Torture. -- Consumerism. -- The attack on science. -- The failed presidency of George W. Bush. -- Liberal hawks. -- The puritanical ethic. -- Democratization
  • Empty (headed) threats of war. -- America as victim. -- The imperialism of knowledge. -- Cuba. -- Oceans. -- Gangsta rap and the culture of violence. -- Supporting apartheid. -- The very expensive fissionable atom. -- AIPAC. -- Wars of choice. -- Haiti: voodoo foreign policy. -- McDonaldization. -- Dissing the United Nations. -- Mel Gibson. -- The New York Times (and the Washington Post) -- Blame it on Rio: the NRA's shoot-out in Brazil. -- The self-help mania. -- Destroying the left, bankrupting democracy. -- A most Christian nation: What would Jesus say? -- The deadly reach of patio furniture. -- Public diplomacy: Just put on a happy face. -- The killing fields of death row. -- The new age. -- Committees of the imperious. -- Forgetting history. -- We're number one. -- Strong states, weak states: Whose side are you on? -- Fat country, fat world: the magic of processed food. -- The filthy rich. -- The global gag: family planning the extremists' way. -- The imperial city. -- Commercialization of sports. -- Damsels in distress. -- Disney, Inc. -- Las Vegas. -- Christmas. -- The Miami relatives. -- P.R. -- "24/7": abuses of the work ethic. -- Paris Hilton and celebrity culture. -- Ten annoyances. -- Ten things America does right in the world
Control code
ocm70853247
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780061133015
Lccn
2006299158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780061133015
System control number
(OCoLC)70853247

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