The Forty Years War by Len Colodny
The Rise and Fall of the Neocons, from Nixon to Obama

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In The Forty Years War, authors Len Colodny, author of the New York Times bestseller Silent Coup, and Tom Schactman, offer an eye-opening exposé of the history of the neoconservative movement—from its little-known role in Richard Nixon’s downfall through its ultimate expression in the preemptive war in Iraq. Groundbreaking and provocative, The Forty Years War documents the neocons’ undermining of the Nixon White House, their success at halting détente during the Ford and Carter years, their uneasy alliance with Ronald Reagan, and their determination to eventually take the U.S. all the way to Baghdad.

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Len Colodny is the bestselling coauthor of Silent Coup: The Removal of a President, which spent thirteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He lives in Florida. Tom Shachtman is the author of thirty books, including Decade of Shocks, 1963-1974; Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold; and Rumspringa: To Be or Not to Be Amish. He lives in Connecticut.
Published November 19, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 515 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, War. Non-fiction

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Five years later with the economy in a ditch, the voters—after the lingering, painful Iraq occupation, a simultaneous war in Afghanistan, the alienation of America from its allies and the refusal to deal diplomatically with enemies—abandoned the leadership of the neocons in favor of the seemingly...

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During the years of the Cold War, he often counseled a hard line and warned against “provocative weakness.” When Donald Rumsfeld departed his post as Defense Secretary in 2006, he stated “It should be clear that not only is weakness provocative, but [that] the perception of weakness on our part ...

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The authors' insights into Kraemer's influence on protÉgÉs such as Kissinger and Haig—and later on Rumsfeld and the neocons—will change the public understanding of the conduct of government in our time. Both a work of courageous journalistic investigation and a revisionist history of U.S. ...

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