In New World Empire, William H. Thornton offers an alternative road map for America's relations with the Islamic world. He cogently argues that neoglobalist policies adopted after 9/11 have pushed much of the Muslim world into the enemy camp. Worse still, the White House has redefined America in stark contrast to this phantom adversary. The resulting "new world empire" fails to recognize that jihadic militants have their worst enemy in civil Islam. Thornton sets forth a powerful case for salvaging this vital link between America and the world it has lost.
William H. Thornton is professor of literary and cultural theory at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Islamic Terrorism as Power Politics Chapter 2 Apartheid without Borders: The New Globalism and Its Enemies Chapter 3 Marching as to War: 9/11 and the Making of Neoglobalism Chapter 4 Second Front: Anti-Terrorism and the Plight of Post-Crash Reform on the Rim Chapter 5 South Asian Meltdown: Hindutva, Jihad, and the Politics of Indo-Globalism Chapter 6 Politics of the Islamic Revival: Civil and Uncivil Islamism in Afganistan and Central Asia Chapter 7 Proxy Power: Iraq and the Roots of Arab Resistance Chapter 8 The Neoglobalization of Iraq: Empire and Resistance in a New Key Chapter 9 Conclusion: All About Us