The Revenge of History by Seumas Milne
The Battle for the 21st Century

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Milne has a knack for making arguments which when published are excoriated as unforgivable, and which then gradually become guiltily commonsensical.
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From 9/11 to the Arab uprisings and beyond—encompassing the economic crisis, war on terror, rise of China and tide of change in Latin America—The Revenge of History turns the orthodoxies of the past generation on their head.
 
In this coruscating account of the first decade of the twenty-first century, Seumas Milne presents a powerful indictment of a US global and corporate empire in—and its British and European camp followers. Milne traces the breakdown of a failed ‘free market’ system, exposes the power and resource grab driving western military interventions, explains the dynamo behind a roaring Chinese economy and highlights the social alternatives being developed in Latin America. Brilliant, bold and always incisive, The Revenge of History is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand what has gone wrong—and grasp the possibilities of an emerging future.
 

About Seumas Milne

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Seumas Milne is a columnist and Associate Editor on the Guardian and the paper’s former Comment Editor. He was previously the Guardian’s Labour Editor and a staff journalist on the Economist. He is the author of The Enemy Within and co-author of Beyond the Casino Economy.
 
Published November 16, 2012 by Verso. 321 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Owen Hatherley on Oct 26 2012

Milne has a knack for making arguments which when published are excoriated as unforgivable, and which then gradually become guiltily commonsensical.

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