The Political Economy of U.S. Militarism
This wide-ranging, interdisciplinary analysis blends history, economics, and politics to challenge most of the prevailing accounts of the rise of U.S. militarism. While acknowledging the contributory role of some of the most widely-cited culprits (big oil, neoconservative ideology, the Zionist lobby, and President Bush's world outlook), this study explores the bigger, but largely submerged, picture: the political economy of war and militarism. The study is unique not only for its thorough examination of the economics of military spending, but also for its careful analysis of a series of closely related topics (petroleum, geopolitics, imperialism, terrorism, religious fundamentalism, the war in Iraq, and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict) that may appear as digressions but, in fact, help shed more light on the main investigation.
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An ABSOLUTE must read for every AmericanUser Review - gabrielelijah - Overstock.com
It is a difficult task to write a succinct review of a book such as Ismael Hossein-zadeh has produced, and do justice to its critical pertinence in the daily lives of every American. But its relevance ... Read full review
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A Marxist overview of military-industrial complex --actually very accessible for a seemingly dense topic. . .Not as conspiratorial as other books on the topic as it is fairly well referenced and ... Read full review