Board Member's New Book Focuses on the Rise of the U.S. Military Machine

On May 4, 2006, Boston Globe columnist and International Advisory Board member James Carroll published his latest book, entitled House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power. The book chronicles the U.S. military's amassing of power from World War II to the present, throughout the "nuclear dread" of the Cold War and up to 9/11 and the ensuing invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Published by Houghton Mifflin, House of War is as much a story of Carroll's own disillusionment with his father's Air Force and his disappointment at the opportunities for peace that were missed over the last 60 years as the United States chose avenues of domination and revenge rather than a rejection of violence.

Read a transcript of Carroll's interview with Democracy Now!, conducted on May 10.