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The Dark Side - The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals

Jane Mayer

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A dramatic and damning narrative account of how America has fought the "War on Terror" In the days immediately following September 11th, 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. THE DARK SIDE is a dramatic, riveting, and definitive narrative account of how the United States made self-destructive decisions in the pursuit of terrorists around the world-- decisions that not only violated the Constitution to which White House officials took an oath to uphold, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. In gripping detail, acclaimed New Yorker writer and bestselling author, Jane Mayer, relates the impact of these decisions-U.S.-held prisoners, some of them completely innocent, were subjected to treatment more reminiscent of the Spanish Inquisition than the twenty-first century. THE DARK SIDE will chronicle real, specific cases, shown in real time against the larger tableau of what was happening in Washington, looking at the intelligence gained-or not-and the price paid. In some instances, torture worked. In many more, it led to false information, sometimes with devastating results. For instance, there is the stunning admission of one of the detainees, Sheikh Ibn al-Libi, that the confession he gave under duress-which provided a key piece of evidence buttressing congressional support of going to war against Iraq--was in fact fabricated, to make the torture stop. In all cases, whatever the short term gains, there were incalculable losses in terms of moral standing, and our country's place in the world, and its sense of itself. THE DARK SIDE chronicles o

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard McGonagle

Length:

16h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:19


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:43


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:50


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:02


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:07


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:16


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:04


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:54


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:27


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:40


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:48


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:17


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:07


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:33


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:50


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:03


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:35


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:09


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:03


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:01


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:14


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:55


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:03


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:07


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:24


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:47


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:06


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

01:08


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:11


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:51


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:01


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:55


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:53


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:14


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:50


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:40


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:15


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:13


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:30


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:44


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:49


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:47


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:32


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:03


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:58


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:26


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:42


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:47


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:50


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:55


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:00


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:20


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:00


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

08:14


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

08:04


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:33


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:25


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:42


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:09


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:08


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:31


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:45


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:38


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:37


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:16


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:38


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:29


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:56


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:13


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

08:35


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:54


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

08:03


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

09:14


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

08:06


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

08:12


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:12


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:22


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

00:38