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Addicted to War takes on the most active, powerful and destructive military in the world. Hard-hitting, carefully documented and heavily illustrated, it reveals why the United States has been involved in more wars in recent years than any other country. Read Addicted to War to find out who benefits from these military adventures, who pays—and who dies. Over 120,000 copies of the previous edition are in print. This new edition is substantially reworked and fully updated through the War in Iraq. “A witty and devastating portrait of U.S. military policy.”—Howard Zinn
Joel Andreas wrote and illustrated The Incredible Rocky, the biting satire that introduced over 100,000 people to the unsavory activities of the Rockefeller family.
From The Book Jacket ADDICTED TO WAR takes on the most active, powerful and destructive military in the world. It tells the history of U.S. foreign wars - from the Indian Wars to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - in a comic book format. With 77 hard-hitting pages, this book reveals why the U.S. has been involved in more wars in recent years than any other country. Packed with historical photographs and quotes from people in the military, the government, and big business, Addicted to War explains who benefits from these military adventures, who pays, and who dies. Addicted to War is being used as a history textbook in hundreds of high schools and colleges. It is carefully documented with 161 reference notes. Howard Zinn, author of 'A People's History of the United States' says: - "Addicted to War is a witty and devastating portrait of U.S. military policy, a fine example of art serving society." Addicted to War is also endorsed by Veterans For Peace, Susan Sarandon, Noam Chomsky, Ron Kovic, Martin Sheen, Cindy Sheehan, Dr. Helen Caldicott, Ramsey Clark, Ed Asner, Patch Adams, Medea Benjamin, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Kelly, Kris Kristofferson, S. Brian Willson, Michael Parenti, Father Roy Bourgeois, William Blum, Fernando Suarez, Blase Bonpane and many others.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2004
Publisher AK Press
ISBN 1904859011 ISBN13 9781904859017
Availability 0 units.
More About Joel Andreas
Joel Andreas wrote and illustrated "The Incredible Rocky," the biting satire that introduced over 100,000 people to the unsavory activities of the Rockefeller family.
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Amazingly efficient, very accessible information Jun 2, 2008
This book pulls back the curtain on the military industrial complex that dominates U.S. policy like no other. In a highly-digestible format that can easily be read in a single sitting by almost anyone, the author provides a truly amazing amount of facts and revelations that should make even the most conservative amongst us blanch. Should be required reading (with a test) for anybody applying for a voter identification in the U.S.!
If you know someone who's thinking of enlisting . . . Oct 31, 2007
Put this one under the Christmas tree. A popular classic, now in a new reprint, strictly based on popular demand - no commercial hype whatsoever - gives an easily accessed history of the military industial complex, the ruling junta in today's America - from its very earliest roots. An invaluable educational resource in its comix format - also available in Espagnol.
REAL history lessons! Sep 28, 2007
This is a fabulous book - it ought to be part of the lesson plans in every high school! Written so that even George Bush could read it - maybe not fully comprehend it. (hehe) Makes a great gift too!
America knows not the way of peace or reconciliation Jun 5, 2007
in comic-book form Joel exposes the several and perrenial trend of war and imperialism imposed by the USA on other nations, and for the purpose of avarice and power by both the military officials, members of the US government, and the industrial giants that manufacture weapons. War is hell only for the recruit or victim, but it is money, comfort and political and economic freedom for every person involved in its propagation.
As the title indicates, America is so engulfed and obsessed by war and its related industies, that it does not know, and cannot handle, any other manner of resolving international conflict.
wake up americans May 7, 2007
This book is excellent, it explains the way things really work in america in a simple way that anyone can understand