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Format 140x220 Hardcover
EUR 22,90 / sFr 34,90
ISBN ebook: 9783701742
published in April 2011
Politics of Fear
The “War against Terror” and its wrong objectives
The world changed within a few hours. As the ORF’s correspondant in Washington D.C., Peter Fritz experienced how a nation at the peak of global power was humiliated to the core on September 11, 2001. The USA reacted with politics of fear, which in turn have affected the entire world. What at first seemed like successful campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq soon turned out to cost the price of human rights. Martial law had replaced the constitutional rule of law. Caught up in an obsession with security, the USA lost both their economic dominance and their moral integrity. In the global race for intellectual influence and cultural dominance they are now stuck in a precarious situation. Can the USA prevent their downfall as a global super power? In his new book, Peter Fritz takes stock of the situation ten years after the terror attacks in New York and reaches the conclusion that the “War Against Terror” has been following the wrong objectives.
Peter Fritz, born 1961 in Villach, studied German Studies and History in Vienna. He has worked for ORF since 1987 and was the foreign correspondent in Washington in 1992/93 and between 1998 and 2003. From 2003-2007 he was the head of the foreign desk for the news show “Zeit im Bild” and has been the head of the Berlin desk since 2007. He is married and has two children. His most recent publication is “Der rastlose Riese. Deutschland 20 Jahre nach der Wende”.