Cultures of War Pearl Harbor - Hiroshima - 9-11 - Iraq

ISBN-10: 0393061507

ISBN-13: 9780393061505

Edition: 2010

Authors: John W. Dower

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/7/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface: The Evolution of an Inquiry
�Pearl Harbor� As Code Wars of Choice and Failures of Intelligence
Infamy and the Cracked Mirror of History
�Pearl Harbor� As Code
The Boomerang of �Pearl Harbor�
The Failure of Intelligence
Prelude to Pearl Harbor
Prelude to 9-II
Postmortems: Pearl Harbor
Postmortems: 9-II
The Failure of Imagination
�Little Yellow Sons-of-Bitches�
Rationality, Desperation, and Risk
Aiding and Abetting the Enemy
�This Little Terrorist in Afghanistan�
Innocence, Evil, and Amnesia
Catastrophe and the Transfer of Innocence
Evil and the Transfer of Evil
Amnesia and Frankenstein's Monster
Evil Where the Price Is Worth It
Wars of Choice and Strategic Imbecilities
Pearl Harbor and �Operation Iraqi Freedom�
The Emperor System and Imperial Presidency
Choosing War
Strategic Imbecilities
Deception and Delusion
Victory Disease and the Gates of Hell
�Pearl Harbor� as Godsend
Ground Zero 1945 and Ground Zero 2001 Terror and Mass Destruction
�Hiroshima� as Code
Air War and Terror Bombing in World War II
Ghost Cities
Extirpating �Noncombatants�
�Increasing the Terror� In Germany
Targeting Japan
Firebombing the Great Cities
�Burn Jobs� and �Secondary Targets�
Morale, Shock, and Psychological Warfare
�The Most Terrible Bomb in the History of the World�
Ground Zeroes, 1945
Anticipating Zero
Becoming Death
Ending the War and Saving American Lives
The Irresistible Logic of Mass Destruction
Brute Force
August 1945 and the Rejected Alternatives
Unconditional Surrender
Power Politics and the Cold War
Partisan Politics
Sweetness, Beauty, and Idealistic Annihilation
Scientific Sweetness and Technological Imperatives
Technocratic Momentum and the War Machine
The Aesthetics of Mass Destruction
Idealistic Annihilation
New Evils in the World: 1945/2001
Evil Beyond Recall
Arrogating God
Holy War Against the West: Seisen and Jihad
Ground Zeroes: State and Nonstate Terror
Managing Savagery
Wars and Occupations Winning the Peace, Losing the Peace
Occupied Japan and Occupied Iraq
Winning the War, Losing the Peace
Occupied Japan and the Eye of the Beholder
Incommensurable Worlds
Planning Postwar Japan
Eyes Wide Shut: Occupying Iraq
Repudiating Nation Building
Baghdad Burning
Convergence of a Sort: Law, Justice, and Transgression
Jiggering the Law
Legal and Illegal Occupation
War Crimes and the Ricochet of Victor's Justice
Spheres of Influence and the Limbo of Defeated Armies
Dissipating Intangible Assets
Nation Building and Market Fundamentalism
Controls and Capitalisms
Corruption and Crime
Successful and Disastrous Demilitarization
�Generalists� Versus �Area Experts�
Privatizing Nation Building
Rendering Iraq �Open For Business�
Aid In Two Eras
Combating Carpetbagging in an Earlier Time
Mixed Legacies in an Age of Forgetting
Epilogue: Fools' Errands and Fools' Gold
Secular Priesthoods and Faith-Based Policies
Fools' Errands
Fools' Gold
Illustration Credits
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