Author: Patwant SinghPublisher: RupaYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 224ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129104768
US intervention in Asia over the last 55 years has contributed to the deaths of over 10 million people, yet the developed world hears little of the price Asians have paid for the furtherance of American interests on their continent.In this challenging, widely documented book the distinguished Indian writer Patwant Singh describes in graphic detail not only the catastrophic trail of shattered lives and environmental destruction left behind by these actions, but also the degree to which Washington betrayed its liberationist ideals and cherished beliefs in pursuit of its imperial ambitions. Successive US administrations have conducted these wars, from Korea to Iraq, with a ferocity and overwhelming firepower never seen before.Patwant Singh draws on a wide range of international sources to put recent US actins into an historical perspective. He shows how little the new American imperialism has learned from the colonial past and argues forcefully for restoring the primacy of the UN and international law. He warns that self-esteem and national pride are not the exclusive prerogatives of privileged nations, and Asians, too, will increasingly oppose the arbitrary actions of the US and its allies. The sooner their policy-makers understand this the better it will be for the stability and security of the world.
AcknowledgementsPrefaceThe Long ShadowThe Colonial Process ContinuedAmerican Internationalism: The Right to do WrongThe New Imperium: Shock and AweNew Tools of DominanceEconomic Instruments of Global StrategyThe Willing MediaThe Decline of Journalistic IntegrityA Democracy's Imperial BurdenThe Emergence of he Bush DoctrinePitfalls of PowerMaking the World a WastelandReferencesSelect BibliographyIndexCopyright Acknowledgments