The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Dark Side Mayer, bestselling author and acclaimed correspondent for "The New Yorker," relates in gripping detail the impact of the Bush Administration's disastrous counterterrorism policies, which sacrificed the country's core principles.
- Published: 05 May 2009
- Format: Paperback 412 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780307456298 ISBN 10: 0307456293
- Sales rank: 121,607
Full description for The Dark Side
One of "The New York Times" 10 Best Books of the Year National BestsellerWith a New AfterwordNational Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A Best Book of the Year: "Salon," "Slate," "The Economist," "The Washington Post," "Cleveland Plain-Dealer"The Dark Side is a dramatic, riveting, and definitive narrative account of how the United States made terrible decisions in the pursuit of terrorists around the world--decisions that not only violated the Constitution, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. In spellbinding detail, Jane Mayer relates the impact of these decisions by which key players, namely Vice President Dick Cheney and his powerful, secretive adviser David Addington, exploited September 11 to further a long held agenda to enhance presidential powers to a degree never known in U.S. history, and obliterate Constitutional protections that define the very essence of the American experiment.