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Dreaming War

(2003)
Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta
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When Gore Vidal's recent New York Times bestseller Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace was published, the Los Angeles Times described Vidal as the last defender of the American republic. In Dreaming War, Vidal continues this defense by confronting the Cheney-Bush junta head on in a series of devastating essays that demolish the lies American Empire lives by, unveiling a counter-history that traces the origins of America's current imperial ambitions to the experience of World War Two and the post-war Truman doctrine. And now, with the Cheney-Bush leading us into permanent war, Vidal asks whose interests are served by this doctrine of pre-emptive war? Was Afghanistan turned to rubble to avenge the 3,000 slaughtered on September 11? Or was "the unlovely Osama chosen on aesthetic grounds to be the frightening logo for our long contemplated invasion and conquest of Afghanistan?" After all he was abruptly replaced with Saddam Hussein once the Taliban were overthrown. And while "evidence" is now being invented to connect Saddam with 9/11, the current administration are not helped by "stories in the U.S. press about the vast oil wealth of Iraq which must- for the sake of the free world- be reassigned to U.S. consortiums."



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Paperback Editions

September 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta (Nation Books)
Author(s): Gore Vidal
ISBN: 1-56025-502-1 / 978-1-56025-502-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bold Type Books
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February 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta
Author(s): Gore Vidal
ISBN: 1-902636-41-4 / 978-1-902636-41-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clairview Books
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Audio Editions

March 2020 : USA Audio CD

Title: Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta (American Imperialism)
Author(s): Gore Vidal
ISBN: 1-5436-9627-9 / 978-1-5436-9627-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2020 : USA Audio CD

Title: Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta (American Imperialism)
Author(s): Gore Vidal
ISBN: 1-5436-9628-7 / 978-1-5436-9628-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

July 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta (Nation Books)
Author(s): Gore Vidal
Publisher: Bold Type Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA