Author: Achin Vanaik
Foreword/Introductio: Tariq Ali
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8189487221
Masks of Empire assembles a series of important critiques of the new US imperialism by some of the finest minds working in contemporary political and social theory.
It aims for the first time anywhere to delineate analyse and evaluate the legitimizing discourses of the imperial agenda of the United States. By uncovering the economic conditions as well as the ideological facade of the neoliberal US regime, it exposes the various ways through which the United States seeks to extend its hegemony.
Further, it suggests how one can morally and practically address the real problems behind the smokescreen created by this empire project.
THE ECONOMICS OF EMPIRE
The Capitalist Conjecture: Overaccumulation, Financial Crises
and the Retreat from Globalization
THE IDEOLOGICAL PRECONDITIONS
Manufacturing 'Common Sense' or Cultural Hegemony for Beginners
The Iron Click: American Exceptionalism and US Empire
THE IDEOLOGICAL BANNERS
Political Terrorism and the US Imperial Project
The Empire of Fear
Humanitarian Inervention and US Hegemony: A Reconceptulaization
'And the Name for Our Profits is Democaracy'
Something Out There: State Weakness as an Imperial Pretext
The Internationalization of the War on Drugs:
Illegal Drugas as a Moral Evil and a Useful Enemy
DAVID BEWLEY TAYLOR and MARTIN JELSMA