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The incoherent Empire is also analysed in action - in Afghanistan, in the war against terrorism, and against "rogue states," especially North ...
The incoherent Empire is also analysed in action - in Afghanistan, in the war against terrorism, and against "rogue states," especially North Korea and Iraq. Its strategies seemed doomed only to create more international terrorists and increase the desire of the rogues to acquire weapons of mass destruction; they also provoke a virtual "crusade" against Muslims. The world will become more and more dangerous, argues Mann, unless the US abandons this trajectory and adopts the more realistic global leadership strategies laid out in this book.
“Michael Mann applies the framework he developed in his classic work The Sources of Social Power to the American empire. He finds that its economic and ideological foundations are flimsy and that its only real strength is an ability to bully weak Third World countries. The United States wields ‘power but not authority’ and has succumbed to ‘ruthless arrogance leading to overconfidence and hubris.’ This is an important, provocative diagnosis by an experienced social analyst.”—Chalmers Johnson, author of Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire
|Introduction: The New Imperialism||1|
|1||The Military Giant||18|
|2||The Economic Back-Seat Driver||49|
|3||The Political Schizophrenic||80|
|4||The Ideological Phantom||100|
|5||The War in Afghanistan||123|
|6||The War Against (Muslim) Terrorism||159|
|7||The War Against Rogue States and North Korea||194|
|9||The New Militarism||252|