Imperial Delusions: American Militarism and Endless War (Polemics)

Imperial Delusions: American Militarism and Endless War (Polemics)

By: Carl Boggs (author)Hardback

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mil*i*ta*rism, n, A military state or condition; reliance on military force in administering government. A characteristic of regimes like the Soviet Union or communist China, militarism is rarely associated with American society and government. Rather, Americans see their nation as the peaceful mediator, intervening in world affairs only to "make the world safe for democracy". The uncomfortable reality, however, scarcely fits this kind of fanciful mythology. In this hard-hitting critique, Carl Boggs argues that the United States is dominated by a new militarism, one that has become more potent and menacing since 9/11. He skillfully explores the origins and development of this new militarism and shows its devastating effects on American society and foreign policy. As America expands its influence, Imperial Delusions demonstrates how Americans have become addicted to war-allowing a military culture to control their interactions with each other and the world.

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Carl Boggs is a professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at National University. His previous books include Masters of War: Militarism and Blowback in the Era of American Empire, The End of Politics: Corporate Power and the Decline of the Public Sphere, and The Socialist Tradition: From Crisis to Decline.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Rise of the Military Behemoth Chapter 4 The US Struggle for Global Domination Chapter 5 The Military and Subversion of Democratic Politics Chapter 6 The Culture of Militarism Chapter 7 The Crimes of Empire Chapter 8 The Eclipse of US Hegemony?

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/11/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780742527720
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780742527720
  • weight: 540
  • ISBN10: 0742527727

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