The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation

Engelhardt, Tom
Publisher:  University of Massachusetts Press
Date Written:  17/08/2007
Year Published:  2007  
Pages:  387pp   ISBN:  978-1558495869
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18035

Engelhardt explores how, in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, the administration of younger George Bush brought "victory culture" roaring back as part of its Global War on Terror and its rush to invade Saddam Husseins's Iraq. Further, he analyzes how, from its "Mission Accomplished" moment on, its various stories of triumph crashed and burned in that land.

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Table of Contents

Triumphalist Despair
Story Time
Ambush at Kamikaze Pass
The Asian Death of Victory Culture
War Games
The Enemy Disappears
The Haunting of Childhood
Entering the Twilight Zone

THE ERA OF REVERSALS
The Invisible Government
Playing with Fire
Into the Charnel House of Language
The President as Mad Mullah

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX

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