The invasion of Iraq, which has proven so costly for the U.S. in lives, dollars, and international standing, is only the tip of the iceberg. It is the war at home, a quiet, covert, and in many ways more lasting and damaging war, that Carter is most wary of. The Bush White House has chipped away at decades' worth of advances in personal rights, women's rights, the economy, and the environment. It is difficult to point to a single element of American society that comes under federal jurisdiction that is not worse off now than it was an administration ago, from civil liberties to the economy, foreign affairs to the environment.
Carter discusses these topics and many more with great cogency and specificity, detailing what Bush's radical agenda means for America's future--and its future standing in the world. What We've Lost is not the position paper of a policy wonk or a pundit, but the impassioned argument of a concerned citizen in response to the most precarious political crisis of our time.
About: How the Bush administration has curtailed our freedoms, mortgaged our economy, ravaged our environment and damaged our standing in the world - this is an impassioned lament by the editor of Vanity Fair.
About: A criticism of the Bush administration examines the disastrous repercussions of the president's actions at home and around the world in the areas of women's and personal rights, the economy, the environment, and foreign affairs.
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