Another Century of War? by Gabriel Kolko

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Another Century of War? is a candid and critical look at America’s “new wars” by a brilliant and provocative analyst of its old ones. Gabriel Kolko’s masterly studies of conflict have redefined our views of modern warfare and its effects; in this urgent and timely treatise, he turns his attention to our current crisis and the dark future it portends.

Another Century of War? insists that the roots of terrorism lie in America’s own cynical policies in the Middle East and Afghanistan, a half-century of real politik justified by crusades for oil and against communism. The latter threat has disappeared, but America has become even more ambitious in its imperialist adventures and, as the recent crisis proves, even less secure.

America, Kolko contends, reacts to the complexity of world affairs with its advanced technology and superior firepower, not with realistic political response and negotiation. He offers a critical and well-informed assessment of whether such a policy offers any hope of attaining greater security for America. Raising the same hard-hitting questions that made his Century of War a “crucial” (Globe and Mail) assessment of our age of conflict, Kolko asks whether the wars of the future will end differently from those in our past.

About Gabriel Kolko

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Gabriel Kolko is a scholar and activist who has written widely on sociology, philosophy, and history. He is the author of fourteen books.
Published May 10, 2011 by New Press, The. 184 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In a complex world, such unilateralism might find temporary military success, but the “repeated political failures only confirmed that the world had problems about which the United States could do nothing and it was to everyone’s interest that it avoid getting involved.” Kolko advocates not isola...

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Historian Kolko (Century of War) comes right out and blames the West: "the principal...

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