Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.24 × 6.34 × 1.13 in
Published: September 30, 2004
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0374288925
ISBN - 13: 9780374288921
From the Publisher
"What We''ve Lost "addresses the fragile state of U.S. democracy
with a critical review of the Bush administration" "by one of our
leading magazine editors, Graydon Carter. Carter has expressed his
deep dissatisfaction with the current state of the nation in his
monthly editor''s letters in "Vanity Fair--"which have aroused
widespread comment--and now provides a sweeping, painstakingly
detailed account of the ruinous effects of this president.
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.