The Revenge of History: The Battle for the 21st Century

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Verso Books, Nov 16, 2012 - History - 320 pages
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From 9/11 to the Arab uprisings and beyond—encompassing the economic crisis, war on terror, rise of China and tide of change in Latin America—The Revenge of History turns the orthodoxies of the past generation on their head.
 
In this coruscating account of the first decade of the twenty-first century, Seumas Milne presents a powerful indictment of a US global and corporate empire in—and its British and European camp followers. Milne traces the breakdown of a failed ‘free market’ system, exposes the power and resource grab driving western military interventions, explains the dynamo behind a roaring Chinese economy and highlights the social alternatives being developed in Latin America. Brilliant, bold and always incisive, The Revenge of History is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand what has gone wrong—and grasp the possibilities of an emerging future.
 

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Contents

Last Days of the New World Order
1
A Dragons Teeth Harvest
23
Onslaught of Empire
49
In Thrall to Corporate Power
77
Chapter5 ResistanceandReaction
107
Chapter6 CapitalMeltdown
143
End of the Unipolar World
171
A Tide of Social Change
197
Lords of Misrule
221
Chapter10 UprisingandHijacking
249
Notes
279
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About the author (2012)

Seumas Milne is a columnist and Associate Editor on the Guardian and the paper’s former Comment Editor. He was previously the Guardian’s Labour Editor and a staff journalist on the Economist. He is the author of The Enemy Within and co-author of Beyond the Casino Economy.

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