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The revenge of history : the battle for the twenty-first century /

by Milne, Seumas.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2013, c2012Edition: First paperback edition.Description: xxii, 298 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781781680919; 1781680914.Subject(s): History, Modern -- 21st century | World politics -- 21st century | Crises -- History -- 21st century | International relations
Contents:
Introduction -- 1. The last days of the new world order : the rise of liberal interventionism, 1999-2002. 9/11 : they can't see why they are hated (13/09/01) -- Kosovo : a powerful and ominous precedent (15/4/99) -- Sierra Leone : raising the crusader's flag in Africa ((11/9/00) -- Israel : men of blood and global justice (9/2/01) -- Iraq : where the victims have no vote (30/5/01) -- Blair, Berlusconi and the heirs of Mussolini ((16/5/01) -- Globalisation and a war on asylum (23/5/02) -- Zimbabwe : colonialism and the new world order 97/3/02) -- Catastroika has not only been a disaster for Russia (16/8/01) -- The return of anti-capitalism (2/5/01) -- 2. A dragons' teeth harvest : wars on terror and tyranny, 2001-02. Bush's ocean of petrol on the flames (27/9/01) -- Lurching towards catastrophe in Afghanistan (11/10/01) -- Terrorism, tyranny and the right to resist (25/10/01) -- The imperial revival : a recipe for conflict withot end (8/11/01) -- A hollow victory and the war of the flea (22/11/01) -- Can the US be defeated? (14/2/02) -- Terror in Jenin, signed off in Washington (11/4/02) -- The battle for history : Stalin, Hitler and colonial crimes (12/9/02) -- We are sleepwalking into a reckless war of aggression (27/9/02) -- Not fighting terror, but fuelling it (21/11/02) -- 3. Onslaught of empire : aggression, occupation and delusion, 2002-05. They are fighting for their independence, not Saddam (27/3/03) -- The recolonisation of Iraq cannot be sold as liberation (30/1/03) -- Opponents of war on Iraq are not the appeasers (13/2/03) -- A crisis of democracy and the necessity of direct action (16/1/03 and 13/3/03) Iraqis have paid the blood price for a fraudulent war (10/4/03) -- Barbarity is the inevitable consequence of foreign rule (27/1/05) Iraq has now become the crucible of foreign politics 25/9/03) -- Yasser Arafat and the wrong kind of elected leaders (18/11/04) -- When the slur of anti-semitism is used to defend subjugation (9/5/02) -- It's not democracy that's on the march in the Middle East (10/3/05) -- 4. In thrall to corporate power : the high tide of neoliberal politics, 1997-2008. New Labour and the retreat from social democracy (5/6/1997) -- Yes, it does matter if a cat is black or white (11/4/01 and 23/5/01) -- The crisis of political representation (7/4/05) -- Communism may be dead, but clearly not dead enough (16/2/06) -- The battle over a phoney centre excludes the majority (19/1/06) -- Only dogma and corporate capture can explain this (18/10/07) -- Europe's elites are running scared of the Irish people (12/6/08) -- Princes of private equity and the crisis of inequality (16/8/07) -- This persecution of gypsies is now the shame of Europe (10/7/08) -- Either Labour represents its core voters ... or others will (13/3/08) -- 5. Resistance and reaction : the refusal to be subjugated, 2004-08. Inside the intifada : two late for two states? (24/1/04) -- The resistance campaign is Iraq's real war of liberation (8/4/04 and 1/7/04) -- The struggle is no longer against religion, but within it (16/12/04) -- Palestine is now part of an arc of Muslim resistance (23/4/04) -- The London bombings : it is an insult to the dead to deny the link with Iraq (14/7/05) -- Eventually the US will have to negotiate its way out (9/8/07) -- This onslaught risks turning into a racist witch-hunt (20/9/07) -- There must be a reckoning for this day of infamy (29/3/08) -- The Afghan war can bring neither peace nor freedom (5/2/08) -- Expulsion and dipossession can't be the cause for celebration (15/5/08) -- 6. Capital meltdown : the crisis of the neoliberal order, 2007-09. This crisis spells the end of the free market consensus (13/12/07) -- From Wellington to Caracas, public ownership is back (7/7/08) -- The genie's out : now they've shown what can be done (19/10/08) -- Not the death of capitalism, but the birth of a new order (23/10/08) -- Those who want real change in the US will have to fight for it (30/10/08) -- Banks are too important to be left in private hands (22/1/09) -- The West's leaders still aren't facing up to the scale of the crisis (2/4/09) -- This naked display of class egotism has to be defeated (30/4/09) The cuts debate is a brilliant diversion from the real crisis (17/9/09) -- Only collective action can overcome the climate challenge (23/7/09) -- If Labour loses, it will be the result of its fatal Faustian pact (1/10/09) -- 7. The end of the unipolar world : the limits of imperial power, 2008-10. Georgia is the graveyard of America's unipolar world (28/8/08) -- Liberal interventionism : a system to enforce imperial power will only be resisted (28/2/08) -- Israel's onslaught on Gaza is a crime that cannot succeed (30/12/08) -- How come Zimbabwe and Tibet get all the attention? (17/4/08) -- Stella Rimington is right : this is a recipe for creating terrorists (19/2/09) -- After Iraq, it's not just North Korea that wants the bomb (28/5/09) -- 1939 : the rewriting of history is spreading Europe's poison (10/9/09) -- Obama needs a Tea Party of his own to deliver change (4/11/10) -- The US isn't leaving Iraq, it's rebranding the occupation (4/8/10) -- Now Afghanistan too shows the limits of American power (22/7/10) -- 8. A tide of social change : Latin America, China and twenty-first century socialism, 2003-12. A decade of global crimes, but also crucial advances (30/12/09) -- Why the US still fears Cuba (31/7/03) -- Chávez's revolution cannot stand still if it is to survive (6/12/07) -- The seeds of Latin America's rebirth were sown in Cuba (29/1/09) -- These strikes are good for China ... and for the world (30/6/10) -- The real lesson of 1989 is that nothing is ever settled (12/11/09) -- The Honduras coup is a sign that the radical tide can be turned (12/8/09) -- Haiti's suffering is a result of calculated impoverishment (21/1/10) -- China's success challenges a failed economic consensus (18/1/12) -- 9. Lords of misrule : elites unmasked and discredited, 2009-12. These riots reflect a society run on greed and looting (11/8/11) -- This has become a crisis of the entire political system (21/5/09) -- The 'people power' fraud that promises mass privatisation (15/4/10) -- The Bullingdon boys want to finish what Thatcher began (21/10/10) -- Both students and markets are upending the case for cuts (25/11/10) -- These leakers are holding US global power to account (2/12/10) -- Cameron's scapegoating will have a chilling, toxic impact (10/2/11) -- The Murdoch scandal has exposed the scale of elite corruption (21/7/11) -- The City isn't a national interest, it's a class interest (17/11/11) -- The elite still can't face up to it : Europe's model has failed (3/11/11) -- Thatcher's rehabilitation must be resisted to the end (5/1/12) -- 10. Uprising and hijacking : Arab revolt and the crisis backlash, 2011-12. The forces unleashed in Egypt can't be turned back (3/2/11) -- The fallout from the crash of 2008 has only just begun (10/3/11) -- There's nothing moral about NATO's intervention in Libya (24/3/11) -- In his rage against Muslims, Norway's killer was no loner (28/7/11) -- The Occupy movement has lit a fire for real change (20/10/11) -- If Libya was about saving lives, it was a catastrophic failure (27/10/11) -- Egypt has halted the drive to derail the Arab revolution (24/11/11) -- This strike could start to turn the tide of a generation (1/12/11) -- War on Iran has begun : act before it threatens all of us (8/12/11) -- Intervention in Syria will escalate not stop the killing (8/2/12) -- A "babble of idiots"? : history has been the judge of that (6/9/11)
Summary: A collection of columns published in 'The Guardian' over a 10 year period. The author offers a "coruscating account of the first decade of the twenty-first century ... a powerful indictment of the United States, a global and corporate empire in decline". He examines the causes of the credit crisis and the Great Recession, reveals the policy of humanitarian military intervention to be a failed land grab, explains the dynamo behind the roaring Chinese economy and discovers new models of society flourishing in Latin America.
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Originally published: 2012.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- 1. The last days of the new world order : the rise of liberal interventionism, 1999-2002. 9/11 : they can't see why they are hated (13/09/01) -- Kosovo : a powerful and ominous precedent (15/4/99) -- Sierra Leone : raising the crusader's flag in Africa ((11/9/00) -- Israel : men of blood and global justice (9/2/01) -- Iraq : where the victims have no vote (30/5/01) -- Blair, Berlusconi and the heirs of Mussolini ((16/5/01) -- Globalisation and a war on asylum (23/5/02) -- Zimbabwe : colonialism and the new world order 97/3/02) -- Catastroika has not only been a disaster for Russia (16/8/01) -- The return of anti-capitalism (2/5/01) -- 2. A dragons' teeth harvest : wars on terror and tyranny, 2001-02. Bush's ocean of petrol on the flames (27/9/01) -- Lurching towards catastrophe in Afghanistan (11/10/01) -- Terrorism, tyranny and the right to resist (25/10/01) -- The imperial revival : a recipe for conflict withot end (8/11/01) -- A hollow victory and the war of the flea (22/11/01) -- Can the US be defeated? (14/2/02) -- Terror in Jenin, signed off in Washington (11/4/02) -- The battle for history : Stalin, Hitler and colonial crimes (12/9/02) -- We are sleepwalking into a reckless war of aggression (27/9/02) -- Not fighting terror, but fuelling it (21/11/02) -- 3. Onslaught of empire : aggression, occupation and delusion, 2002-05. They are fighting for their independence, not Saddam (27/3/03) -- The recolonisation of Iraq cannot be sold as liberation (30/1/03) -- Opponents of war on Iraq are not the appeasers (13/2/03) -- A crisis of democracy and the necessity of direct action (16/1/03 and 13/3/03) Iraqis have paid the blood price for a fraudulent war (10/4/03) -- Barbarity is the inevitable consequence of foreign rule (27/1/05) Iraq has now become the crucible of foreign politics 25/9/03) -- Yasser Arafat and the wrong kind of elected leaders (18/11/04) -- When the slur of anti-semitism is used to defend subjugation (9/5/02) -- It's not democracy that's on the march in the Middle East (10/3/05) -- 4. In thrall to corporate power : the high tide of neoliberal politics, 1997-2008. New Labour and the retreat from social democracy (5/6/1997) -- Yes, it does matter if a cat is black or white (11/4/01 and 23/5/01) -- The crisis of political representation (7/4/05) -- Communism may be dead, but clearly not dead enough (16/2/06) -- The battle over a phoney centre excludes the majority (19/1/06) -- Only dogma and corporate capture can explain this (18/10/07) -- Europe's elites are running scared of the Irish people (12/6/08) -- Princes of private equity and the crisis of inequality (16/8/07) -- This persecution of gypsies is now the shame of Europe (10/7/08) -- Either Labour represents its core voters ... or others will (13/3/08) -- 5. Resistance and reaction : the refusal to be subjugated, 2004-08. Inside the intifada : two late for two states? (24/1/04) -- The resistance campaign is Iraq's real war of liberation (8/4/04 and 1/7/04) -- The struggle is no longer against religion, but within it (16/12/04) -- Palestine is now part of an arc of Muslim resistance (23/4/04) -- The London bombings : it is an insult to the dead to deny the link with Iraq (14/7/05) -- Eventually the US will have to negotiate its way out (9/8/07) -- This onslaught risks turning into a racist witch-hunt (20/9/07) -- There must be a reckoning for this day of infamy (29/3/08) -- The Afghan war can bring neither peace nor freedom (5/2/08) -- Expulsion and dipossession can't be the cause for celebration (15/5/08) -- 6. Capital meltdown : the crisis of the neoliberal order, 2007-09. This crisis spells the end of the free market consensus (13/12/07) -- From Wellington to Caracas, public ownership is back (7/7/08) -- The genie's out : now they've shown what can be done (19/10/08) -- Not the death of capitalism, but the birth of a new order (23/10/08) -- Those who want real change in the US will have to fight for it (30/10/08) -- Banks are too important to be left in private hands (22/1/09) -- The West's leaders still aren't facing up to the scale of the crisis (2/4/09) -- This naked display of class egotism has to be defeated (30/4/09) The cuts debate is a brilliant diversion from the real crisis (17/9/09) -- Only collective action can overcome the climate challenge (23/7/09) -- If Labour loses, it will be the result of its fatal Faustian pact (1/10/09) -- 7. The end of the unipolar world : the limits of imperial power, 2008-10. Georgia is the graveyard of America's unipolar world (28/8/08) -- Liberal interventionism : a system to enforce imperial power will only be resisted (28/2/08) -- Israel's onslaught on Gaza is a crime that cannot succeed (30/12/08) -- How come Zimbabwe and Tibet get all the attention? (17/4/08) -- Stella Rimington is right : this is a recipe for creating terrorists (19/2/09) -- After Iraq, it's not just North Korea that wants the bomb (28/5/09) -- 1939 : the rewriting of history is spreading Europe's poison (10/9/09) -- Obama needs a Tea Party of his own to deliver change (4/11/10) -- The US isn't leaving Iraq, it's rebranding the occupation (4/8/10) -- Now Afghanistan too shows the limits of American power (22/7/10) -- 8. A tide of social change : Latin America, China and twenty-first century socialism, 2003-12. A decade of global crimes, but also crucial advances (30/12/09) -- Why the US still fears Cuba (31/7/03) -- Chávez's revolution cannot stand still if it is to survive (6/12/07) -- The seeds of Latin America's rebirth were sown in Cuba (29/1/09) -- These strikes are good for China ... and for the world (30/6/10) -- The real lesson of 1989 is that nothing is ever settled (12/11/09) -- The Honduras coup is a sign that the radical tide can be turned (12/8/09) -- Haiti's suffering is a result of calculated impoverishment (21/1/10) -- China's success challenges a failed economic consensus (18/1/12) -- 9. Lords of misrule : elites unmasked and discredited, 2009-12. These riots reflect a society run on greed and looting (11/8/11) -- This has become a crisis of the entire political system (21/5/09) -- The 'people power' fraud that promises mass privatisation (15/4/10) -- The Bullingdon boys want to finish what Thatcher began (21/10/10) -- Both students and markets are upending the case for cuts (25/11/10) -- These leakers are holding US global power to account (2/12/10) -- Cameron's scapegoating will have a chilling, toxic impact (10/2/11) -- The Murdoch scandal has exposed the scale of elite corruption (21/7/11) -- The City isn't a national interest, it's a class interest (17/11/11) -- The elite still can't face up to it : Europe's model has failed (3/11/11) -- Thatcher's rehabilitation must be resisted to the end (5/1/12) -- 10. Uprising and hijacking : Arab revolt and the crisis backlash, 2011-12. The forces unleashed in Egypt can't be turned back (3/2/11) -- The fallout from the crash of 2008 has only just begun (10/3/11) -- There's nothing moral about NATO's intervention in Libya (24/3/11) -- In his rage against Muslims, Norway's killer was no loner (28/7/11) -- The Occupy movement has lit a fire for real change (20/10/11) -- If Libya was about saving lives, it was a catastrophic failure (27/10/11) -- Egypt has halted the drive to derail the Arab revolution (24/11/11) -- This strike could start to turn the tide of a generation (1/12/11) -- War on Iran has begun : act before it threatens all of us (8/12/11) -- Intervention in Syria will escalate not stop the killing (8/2/12) -- A "babble of idiots"? : history has been the judge of that (6/9/11)

A collection of columns published in 'The Guardian' over a 10 year period. The author offers a "coruscating account of the first decade of the twenty-first century ... a powerful indictment of the United States, a global and corporate empire in decline". He examines the causes of the credit crisis and the Great Recession, reveals the policy of humanitarian military intervention to be a failed land grab, explains the dynamo behind the roaring Chinese economy and discovers new models of society flourishing in Latin America.

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