Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire

Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire


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Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire by Walden Bello

The empire seems unassailable, but the empire is weak-and precisely because of its quest for global domination. So argues Walden Bello in this provocative portrait of imperial self-destruction, which systematically dissects the dilemmas confronting America as a result of its drive for supremacy.

Puncturing the myth of American invincibility, Bello exposes its carefully concealed contradictions: despite the enormity of the U.S. military apparatus, American forces are critically overextended and ever treatened by the simmering resistance each new "victory" breeds. Though America is still the land of unprecedented prosperity, economic breakdown looms, the consequence of gargantuan military costs, exploitative trade and investment relations with developing countries, and record-breaking deficits.

A clear and prophetic examination, Dilemmas of Domination reveals a not-too-distant future in which the empire's hidden weaknesses will yield fatal challenges to American omnipotence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805080216
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/10/2006
Series: American Empire Project Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.61(w) x 8.83(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Walden Bello, a professor of sociology and public administration at the University of the Philippines, is the author of numerous books on globalization. Also an award-winning peace and human rights activist, he lives in Quezon City.

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