From the outset, Seumas Milne's Guardian essays on the West's war on terror provoked angry denunciations on both sides of the Atlantic. A decade on, the advocates of violent capitalism have been silenced. From class to religion, Blair to Obama, Palestine to Pakistan, bank bailouts to the Arab uprisings, the rise of China to the wave of change in Latin America, Milne exposes the breakdown of the new world order - and draws out the prospects for the emerging politics of the future. In a media culture dominated by eager apologists, Milne has consistently written against the grain. This book offers a compelling perspective on the convulsions that have brought us to today's crisis - and a powerful indictment of a global and corporate empire in decline.
SEUMAS MILNE is a regular columnist for the Guardian and former Comment Editor. He was previously the Guardian's Labour Editor and a staff journalist on the Economist. He is a joint winner of the What the Papers Say Scoop of the Year award and author of The Enemy Within and co-author of Beyond the Casino Economy.