Consequences of the War against Iraq

From: rakeshb@STANFORD.EDU
Date: Sun Apr 27 2003 - 15:19:36 EDT

While the US opinion-makers still seem to be possessed by the
myth that the US intends to spread  democracy throughout the
Arab world and incorporate it into the flows of world trade, I am not
only drawn back to political theoretic question about the forms of
democracy but also to the 19th imperial ideology which justified
the European conquest of Africa as the means by which to
dismantle the indigeneous slave trading states which impeded
the spread of civilization, commerce and Christianity. Of course the
European colonizers soon found themselves rehabilitating the very
tyrants whom they had wanted to depose.

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