The Scramble for Africa: Darfur--Intervention and the USA

The Scramble for Africa: Darfur--Intervention and the USA

by Steven Fake, Kevin Funk

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ISBN-13: 9781551643229
Publisher: Black Rose Books
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Kevin Funk earned degrees in Journalism, Political Science, and Latin American Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, PA. He has been heavily involved in several activist groups, and writes frequently on U.S. foreign policy. Steven Fake is an activist and political commentator, and graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, PA, and member of the Lucy Parsons Center.

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Stephen R. Shalom

"So much of what has been written on Darfur is either expression of humanitarian concern without awareness of the imperial context, or denunciation of Western perfidy without appreciation of the horrible human tragedy that has been unfolding. In this extremely well-documented study, Steve Fake and Kevin Funk combine deep compassion with a keen critical analysis to show how we might best support the suffering people of Darfur. This is a book for all those interested in working for a more just world."--(Stephen R. Shalom, Professor of Political Science at William Paterson University in New Jersey and author of, among other works, Imperial Alibis: Rationalizing US Intervention After the Cold War)

John Ghazvinian

"At a time when everyone from George Clooney to George Bush is an instant expert on Darfur, Kevin Funk and Steven Fake have given us what we so urgently need: a clear, sober assessment of the conflict and how it fits into the foreign policy of the United States. With neither fear nor favour, they take us back stage, show us our blind spots, and come up with some troubling conclusions. Explosive, masterful, and impeccably fair. Consider it the thinking person's guide to Darfur."--(John Ghazvinian, author of Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil)

Stephen Eric Bronner

"Elegantly written, erudite without being academic, and with a forceful yet sensible political argument, Scramble for Africa is a must read for anyone concerned with making sense of one of the most haunting crises of our time."--(Stephen Eric Bronner, Rutgers University)

Michael Parenti

"A commanding exposé of the duplicitous and damaging role played by US leaders and others in a dark drama. Well-written, well focused, deeply informed---an excellent corrective for the many who cannot tell the difference between humanitarian assistance and imperial aggrandizement."--(Michael Parenti, author of 'Contrary Notions' and 'Against Empire')

David Morse

"Scramble for Africa: Darfur Intervention and the USA is the book we've all been waiting for. Clearly written, and scholarly without losing its skeptical edge, this new work takes on the U.S. Government and the Save Darfur coalition alike, offering a fresh analysis of Darfur in its larger geopolitical context. Scramble for Africa belongs on every Darfur activist's bookshelf."--(David Morse, Darfur activist and journalist)

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