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Incoherent Empire
     

Incoherent Empire

by Michael Mann
 

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ISBN-10: 1844675289

ISBN-13: 9781844675289

Pub. Date: 08/11/2005

Publisher: Verso Books

In this book, noted sociologist Michael Mann argues that the “new American imperialism” is actually a new militarism. Dissecting the economic, political, military and ideological resources available to the US, Mann concludes that they are so uneven as to generate only an ‘incoherent empire’ and increasing world disorder.

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Overview

In this book, noted sociologist Michael Mann argues that the “new American imperialism” is actually a new militarism. Dissecting the economic, political, military and ideological resources available to the US, Mann concludes that they are so uneven as to generate only an ‘incoherent empire’ and increasing world disorder.

The US is a military giant, though it is better at devastating than pacifying countries. It is a political schizophrenic, its personality split between multilateralism, unilateralism and an actual inability to rule over foreign lands or to control its own supposed client states. It is only a backseat driver of the global economy. It cannot steer it, but it prods poorer countries toward an unproductive and unpopular neo-liberalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844675289
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
08/11/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceVII
Introduction: The New Imperialism1
1The Military Giant18
2The Economic Back-Seat Driver49
3The Political Schizophrenic80
4The Ideological Phantom100
5The War in Afghanistan123
6The War Against (Muslim) Terrorism159
7The War Against Rogue States and North Korea194
8Iraq Attack206
9The New Militarism252
Index269

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