Obsolescent Capitalism: Contemporary Politics and Global Disorder
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Obsolescent Capitalism: Contemporary Politics and Global Disorder

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Samir Amin depicts a world in which NATO has taken over the role of the United Nations, in which US hegemony is more or less complete, in which millions are condemned to die in order to preserve the social order of the US, Europe and Japan. Amin's analyses of the Gulf War, the wars in former Yugoslavia and the war in Central Asia reveal the scope of US strategic aims. He a...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 17th 2004 by Zed Books (first published 2004)
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Carrie Woodland Fairy
by far the densest book I've ever read. I can't claim to understand a lot of it, but some incredible insights and an essential read for anyone interested in understanding capitalism's fatal flaws and in examining possibilities beyond it.
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Egyptian Marxist economist. He currently lives in Dakar, Senegal.
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