Pay Any Price

  • by James Risen
  • Narrated by Christopher Lane
  • 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

War corrupts. Endless war corrupts absolutely.
Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden costs of that war: from squandered and stolen dollars, to outrageous abuses of power, to wars on normalcy, decency, and truth. In the name of fighting terrorism, our government has done things every bit as shameful as its historic wartime abuses - and until this audiobook, it has worked very hard to cover them up.
Lincoln suspended habeas corpus. FDR authorized the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans. Presidents Bush and Obama now must face their own reckonings. Power corrupts, but it is endless war that corrupts absolutely.

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If You're Not Outraged...

Great book! Heartbreaking to learn that the Obama administration has been every bit as responsible as Bush/Cheney for attacks on the rights and liberties of the American people. Also shocking to hear how American foreign policy is provoking and advocating war and terrorism worldwide—all in the name of profit and political power.
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- Gregory Aurand

Not sure we what to pay any price.

A very enlightening book that shows what we, as a nation, have become since 9/11. Many of the government actions mentioned should give us an uncomfortable cause for concern!
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- Chuck Autrey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-14-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio