The Endgame of Globalization

The Endgame of Globalization

The Endgame of Globalization

The Endgame of Globalization

Synopsis

'The Endgame of Globalization' argues that US actions since 9/11 represent the final stage in its century-long effort to complete the project of making US-led globalization a concrete reality across the world.

Excerpt

The transition from 1990s neoliberalism to twenty-first century neoconservatism in the United States, punctuated by the aftermath of September 11, 2001, has come to be understood across the political spectrum as one of the sharpest political swings in recent us history. This book argues, on the contrary, that while these Democratic and Republican administrations were led by quite opposite personalities, voiced very different rhetorics, and were fired by radically divergent intellectual traditions-not to mention the different sectors of the American polity they appealed to-over a longer term and in international perspective, the continuity since the 1980s era, which first announced globalization, far outreaches the discontinuities. War in Afghanistan and especially in Iraq is widely seen as a decisive break with the Washington Consensus that came to prevail in the 1990s, and quite reasonably so. Far from a consensus, war has rapidly isolated the United States in a world that better understands or admits how much of a failure that war quickly became. But it is necessary to take a broader view.

For better or worse, the Iraq war does not represent such a radical break with prior us global ambition. a good claim can be

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