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Faculty Book: Frances Fox Piven

Frances Fox Piven

The War at Home: The Domestic Cost of Bush's Militarism
(The New Press, 2004, 165 pp.) 

The attention paid to American imperialism has turned national focus away from a crucial dimension of foreign policy: the domestic politics of war. Frances Fox Piven examines the ways in which the war on terror served to shore up the Bush administration's political base and analyzes the manner in which politicians have used the emotional fog of war to further their social and economic agendas. The War at Home makes sense of these developments by putting the war in the context of history and by turning an unsentimental eye on the domestic motivations of American militarism. Piven is a distinguished professor of political science at The Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: OCT 4, 2004

Category: Faculty Books, Political Science