Non-Fiction Book Club to discuss The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals by Jane May
Join us for what’s sure to be a spirited discussion about America in the age of Terror. A subject of increasing importance as the US and our allys look to deal with the threat of ISIS. This book, written by a staff-writer for the New Yorker was shortlisted for the 2008 National Book Award and tells the dramatic story of America’s beginning its war on terror in the aftermath of 9/11.
From the book jacket:
“In the days immediately following September 11, the most powerful people in the country were panic-stricken. The radical decisions about how to combat terrorists and strengthen national security were made in a state of utter chaos and fear, but the key players, Vice President Dick Cheney and his powerful, secretive adviser David Addington, used the crisis to further a long-held agenda to enhance presidential powers to a degree never known in U.S. history, and obliterate constitutional protections that define the very essence of the American experiment.