New Mandarins of American Power: The Bush Administration's Plans for the World / Edition 1

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In this timely book, Alex Callinicos explores the real meaning of the Bush Doctrine. He deconstructs the rhetorical justifications of the ‘war on terrorism’ and analyses the strategy of the Republican neoconservatives who now dominate American foreign policy.

  • A controversial and provocative view on an extremely timely and important topic.
  • Examines the neo-conservative foreign policies of the Bush administration and the "Project for the New American Century".
  • Highly topical
  • Builds on the success of Callinicos’ previous book with us – An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Essential reading for those who have fought against war over thepast two years and who see it as the defining issue of our age."

Socialist Review

"This contemporary history by the UK's leading orthodox Marxistintellectual provides a satisfying narrative of theneo-conservative ascendance that enabled the second Iraq war ...New Mandarins of American Power is engaging, accessible andincisive."

Thomas Daniels, Red Pepper

"Deeply informed, balanced, and full of insights, thisperceptive inquiry explores the rational basis for the aggressiveunilateralism of the Bush administration that has frightened muchof the world, arguing plausibly that it" is based on a largelyaccurate reading of the long-term economic and geopolitical threatsfacing US capitalism". It more than fulfills its goal ofcontributing to 'an understanding of the strange and frighteningworld' that is taking shape."

Noam Chomsky

"Of all those seeking to make sense of rampant American power,Alex Callinicos succeeds, outstandingly with his razor-sharpanalysis and eloquent warning to us all."

John Pilger

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745632759
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 139.70 (w) x 217.89 (h) x 12.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex Callinicos is Professorof Politics at the University of York.

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Table of Contents

Prologue: At War Between the Two Rivers.

1. The Rhetoric of Conquest:.

Between Good and Evil.


Rogue states and the axis of evil.

Weapons of mass destruction.


Liberal Alibis.

2. The Cultists of Eternal War:.

The Bush Doctrine.

Bush II: the Republican right take the helm.

Chronicle of a war foretold.

3. The Grand Strategy of the American Empire:.

American strategy after the Cold War.

Exploiting America’s military edge.

America versus Europe.

4. The Geopolitics of Oil:.

Remaking the Middle East.

Blood and oil.

5. Collision of Empires:.

Imperialism and Empire.

The peculiarities of American imperialism.

A return to inter-imperialist rivalries.

Catastrophe immanent.

Epilogue Nemesis, the Daughter of Justice

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