Publisher description for The matador's cape : America's reckless response to terror / Stephen Holmes.

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The Matador's Cape delves into the causes of the catastrophic turn in American policy at home and abroad since 9/11. In a collection of searing essays, the author explores Washington's inability to bring 'the enemy' into focus, detailing the ideological, bureaucratic, electoral and (not least) emotional forces that severely distorted the American understanding of, and response to, the terrorist threat. The author's breadth of knowledge about the War on Terror leads to conclusions about present-day America that are at once sobering in their depth of reference and inspiring in their global perspective.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
War on Terrorism, 2001-
Terrorism -- Government policy -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-
Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Influence.