In this timely book, Alex Callinicos explores the real meaning of the Bush Doctrine. He deconstructs the rhetorical justifications of the 'war on terrorism' and analyses the strategy of the Republican neoconservatives who now dominate American foreign policy. * A controversial and provocative view on an extremely timely and important topic. * Examines the neo--conservative foreign policies of the Bush administration and the "Project for the New American Century". * Highly topical * Builds on the success of Callinicos' previous book with us -- An Anti--Capitalist Manifesto.
Alex Callinicos is Professorof Politics at the University of York.
Prologue: At War Between the Two Rivers. 1. The Rhetoric of Conquest:. Between Good and Evil. Terrorism. Rogue states and the axis of evil. Weapons of mass destruction. Democracy. Liberal Alibis. 2. The Cultists of Eternal War:. The Bush Doctrine. Bush II: the Republican right take the helm. Chronicle of a war foretold. 3. The Grand Strategy of the American Empire:. American strategy after the Cold War. Exploiting America's military edge. America versus Europe. 4. The Geopolitics of Oil:. Remaking the Middle East. Blood and oil. 5. Collision of Empires:. Imperialism and Empire. The peculiarities of American imperialism. A return to inter--imperialist rivalries. Catastrophe immanent. Epilogue Nemesis, the Daughter of Justice