In this powerful study, Radha Sinha presents a critique of America's political culture and its China policy and examines the reasons for the mismatch between professed American values and its statecraft in practice. This mismatch, and America's relentless search for enemies, has led to increasing disenchantment sometimes bordering on hatred. He argues that in reaction to the September 11 carnage, President George W. Bush has bolstered military expenditure, given wide latitude to secret services and undermined constitutional liberties. He has also embraced undemocratic regimes with dubious human rights records. Such actions, by deepening distrust in America, must further endanger American Security.