Another Century of War

Another Century of War

by Gabriel Kolko

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Overview

Another Century of War? is a candid and critical look at America’s “new wars” by a brilliant and provocative analyst of its old ones. Gabriel Kolko’s masterly studies of conflict have redefined our views of modern warfare and its effects; in this urgent and timely treatise, he turns his attention to our current crisis and the dark future it portends.

Another Century of War? insists that the roots of terrorism lie in America’s own cynical policies in the Middle East and Afghanistan, a half-century of realpolitik justified by crusades for oil and against communism. The latter threat has disappeared, but America has become even more ambitious in its imperialist adventures and, as the recent crisis proves, even less secure.

America, Kolko contends, reacts to the complexity of world affairs with its advanced technology and superior firepower, not with realistic political response and negotiation. He offers a critical and well-informed assessment of whether such a policy offers any hope of attaining greater security for America. Raising the same hard-hitting questions that made his Century of War a “crucial” (Globe and Mail) assessment of our age of conflict, Kolko asks whether the wars of the future will end differently from those in our past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565847583
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gabriel Kolko is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at York University in Toronto. He is the author of Anatomy of War, Century of War, and Another Century of War?, all available from The New Press.

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1The War Comes Home1
2The Middle East: The Legacies of Failure19
3The Trap: Afghanistan and the United States45
4The Making of American Foreign Policy: Successes, and Failures86
5Strategic Confusions106
6Another Century of War?138
Sources and Notes151
Index159

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