Making the World Safe for Capitalism by Christopher Doran

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The Iraq war defined the first decade of the twenty-first century – leading to mass protests and raising profound questions about domestic politics and the use of military force. Yet most explanations of the war have a narrow focus either on political personalities or oil.Christopher Doran provides a unique perspective, arguing that the drive to war came from the threat Iraq might pose to American economic hegemony if the UN sanctions regime was ended. Doran argues that this hegemony is rooted in third world debt and corporate market access. It was protection of these arrangements that motivated US action, not Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction or a simplistic desire to seize its oil. This book will provide new insights on the war which still casts a shadow over global politics, and will have wide appeal to all those concerned about the Middle East, world peace and global development.

About Christopher Doran

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Christopher Doran is a long-time activist, teacher, and writer. His research focuses on the relationship between corporations and democracy, in particular, the highly dangerous and undemocratic legal right of corporations to influence political decision-making. He resides in the hillbilly haiku heaven of Bloomington, Indiana.
Published May 8, 2012 by Pluto Press. 296 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, History. Non-fiction