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"This contemporary history by the UK's leading orthodox Marxist
intellectual provides a satisfying narrative of the
neo-conservative ascendance that enabled the second Iraq war ...
New Mandarins of American Power is engaging, accessible and
Thomas Daniels, Red Pepper
"Deeply informed, balanced, and full of insights, this
perceptive inquiry explores the rational basis for the aggressive
unilateralism of the Bush administration that has frightened much
of the world, arguing plausibly that it" is based on a largely
accurate reading of the long-term economic and geopolitical threats
facing US capitalism". It more than fulfills its goal of
contributing to 'an understanding of the strange and frightening
world' that is taking shape."
"Of all those seeking to make sense of rampant American power,
Alex Callinicos succeeds, outstandingly with his razor-sharp
analysis and eloquent warning to us all."
1. The Rhetoric of Conquest:.
Between Good and Evil.
Rogue states and the axis of evil.
Weapons of mass destruction.
2. The Cultists of Eternal War:.
The Bush Doctrine.
Bush II: the Republican right take the helm.
Chronicle of a war foretold.
3. The Grand Strategy of the American Empire:.
American strategy after the Cold War.
Exploiting America’s military edge.
America versus Europe.
4. The Geopolitics of Oil:.
Remaking the Middle East.
Blood and oil.
5. Collision of Empires:.
Imperialism and Empire.
The peculiarities of American imperialism.
A return to inter-imperialist rivalries.
Epilogue Nemesis, the Daughter of Justice