Ethics & International Affairs Volume 18.3 (Winter 2004/2005): Recent Books: The President of Good and Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush Peter Singer [Excerpt]

Dec 16, 2004

Binoy Kampmark (reviewer)

The literature on President George W. Bush's purported deceptions has reached a point where an anthology would not seem inappropriate. Such has been the nature of his administration's impact on U.S. domestic and international politics that the assembly line of criticism often resembles polemical pamphleteering rather than solid academic argument. This is not to suggest that such work is not valuable—Watergate was unraveled by committed journalists and morally concerned civil servants. But a piece that sets out to examine the Bush administration on its own terms, within the language of its own rhetorical framework, is to be commended. Has this aim been realized with Peter Singer's new work?

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