Evaluates the Bush presidency's legacy in terms of the 'war on terror'


“Finally, a pithy critical assessment of the disastrous Bush foreign policy legacy written in a highly readable form that is knowledgeable, persuasive, and best of all forward looking.”
— Richard Falk, Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University, and distinguished visiting professor of global studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

“Deepak Tripathi provides a clear-eyed analysis of how George W. Bush’s foreign policy, especially his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, have made us more vulnerable to terrorism. A must-read for all who wish to reverse the dangerous Bush legacy.”
— Marjorie Cohn, immediate past president, National Lawyers Guild; professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law; and coauthor, Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent

“Western politicians seem to misunderstand their role–which is to make their society, and the world in general, safer, not simply start wars against those they don’t like. Tripathi collates the facts and demonstrates how the Bush administration spent vast sums of money making our world far more dangerous. This story is critically important because we cannot learn from history if we do not know what that history is.”
— Clive Stafford Smith, Director, Reprieve, and author of Bad Men: Guantanamo and the Secret Prisons

“This is a painful, yet indispensable read for people of conscience throughout the world. Tripathi’s book comes second to none in terms of narrating perhaps one of the darkest eras in U.S. history with reason and candor. A fantastic book—the kind that you would read . . . and then want to read again.”
— Ramzy Baroud, syndicated columnist and author of The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People’s Struggle