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Chasing Phantoms: Reality, Imagination, and Homeland Security Since 9/11

Michael Barkun


Although a report by the congressionally mandated Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation, and Terrorism concluded that biological or nuclear weapons were very likely to be unleashed in the years soon after 2001, what Americans actually have experienced are relatively low-tech threats. Yet even under a new administration, extraordinary domestic and international policies enacted by the U.S. government in the wake of 9/11 remain unchanged. The author of this book, a political scientist and former FBI consultant, argues that a nonrational, emotion-driven obsess ... More

Keywords: nuclear weapons, international policies, U.S. government, 9/11, climate of fear, war on terror, terrorism, violence, government officials, security policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834701
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807877692_barkun


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Barkun, author