Empire and inequality: America and the world since 9/11

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Paradigm Publishers, 2004 - Education - 193 pages
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A frequent columnist in Z Magazine, Black Commentator, and other magazines, Paul Street has closely monitored the deterioration of civil liberties since 9/11. In his new book, Street challenges the widely accepted notion that 'everything changed' on 9/11. Empire and Inequality shows how the jetliner attacks provided a windfall opportunity to accelerate pre-existing trends towards greater global and domestic hierarchy, inequality, and repression. Street shows how the elites of American government and business used classic propaganda mechanisms in pursuit of this regressive and authoritarian agenda in the 'post-9/11 era'. Street offers a cogent critique of the myth of the powerless state, showing that the U.S. government's cup runs over when it comes to serving the wealthy and privileged few and is empty only when it comes to meeting the needs of the non-affluent majority. Empire and Inequality is a powerful reflection on the inseparable, deepening, and mutually reinforcing relationships that exist between empire abroad and inequality and repression at home in the 'post 9/11 era'.

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Contents

OUR TEARS THEIR OPPORTUNITY I
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Explaining the Popularity of 911
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Defending Civilization and the Myth of Radical Academia
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Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Street is an urban social policy researcher and teacher in Chicago, with a Ph.D. in modern United States history from Binghamton University.