[OPE-L:7698] Gabriel Kolko: Another Century of War?

From: Rakesh Bhandari (rakeshb@stanford.edu)
Date: Sat Sep 21 2002 - 14:33:52 EDT

Another Century of War?
by Gabriel Kolko

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     * Paperback: 144 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.47 x 7.68 x 6.38
     * Publisher: New Press; ISBN: 156584758X; (September 2002)
     * Amazon.com Sales Rank: 23,146

Book Description
The definitive condemnation of America's reckless foreign policies, 
by "the foremost modern historian of war" (The Guardian).

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 realpolitik 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 

About the Author
Gabriel Kolko is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at York 
University in Toronto. He is the author of Anatomy of War and Century 
of War, both available from The New Press.

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