Online version of: Nissani, M. (1992). Lives in the Balance: the Cold War and American Politics, 1945-1991.

Motto of Book

They sell us the President the same way

They sell us our clothes and our cars.

They sell us everything from youth to religion

The same time they sell us our wars.

I want to know who the men in the shadows are;

I want to hear somebody asking them why

They can be counted on to tell us who our enemies are

But they're never the ones to fight or to die.

And there are lives in the balance;

There are people under fire;

There are children at the cannons;

And there is blood on the wire.

                                                                   Jackson Browne, 1986


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