The Liberal Defence of Murder (2nd Revised edition)

The Liberal Defence of Murder (2nd Revised edition)

By: Richard Seymour (author)Paperback

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In this critical intervention against those liberal commentators who fervently beat the war drums - from Christopher Hitchens to Bernard-Henri Levy - Richard Seymour unearths the history of liberal justifications for empire. He shows how savage policies of conquest - including genocide and slavery - have been retailed as charitable missions and argues that the colonial tropes of "civilization" and "progress" still shape liberal pro-war discourse, and still conceal the same bloody realities. A new afterword assesses interventionism after the election of Obama, with the ongoing occupation of Afghanistan and NATO's Libyan venture.

About Author

RICHARD SEYMOUR is a writer and activist. He is the Editor of Lenin's Tomb, one of the UK's most popular political blogs. He lives in London.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781844678617
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781844678617
  • ISBN10: 184467861X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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