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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."
"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."
"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."