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Author:  Richard Seymour
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1844672409
ISBN-13: 9781844672400
Sku: 206559700
Publish Date: 9/1/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  358
Age Range:  NA
 
Searching examination of the influence of the pro-war Left on US foreign policy.
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A war that has killed over a million Iraqis was a 'humanitarian intervention', the US army is a force for liberation, and the main threat to world peace is posed by Islam.

Those are the arguments of a host of liberal commentators, ranging from Christopher Hitchens to Kanan Makiya, Michael Ignatieff, Paul Berman, and Bernard-Henri Levy. In this criticall intervention, Richard Seymour unearts the history of liberal justifications for empire, showing how savage policies of conquest--including genocide and slavery--have been retailed as charitable missions.

From the Cold War to the War on Terror, Seymour argues that the colonial tropes of 'civilization' and 'progress' still shape liberal pro-war discourse, and still conceal the same bloody realities.

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