The Revenge of History: The Battle for the Twenty-First Century
In 2001, Tony Blair declared that those who opposed the war on terror and the critics of unfettered corporate power and free market capitalism had been mistaken. Eleven years later, Seumas Milne argues that those critics have been comprehensively vindicated and it is the champions of the New World Order who have been proved wrong with ongoing problems with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the failure of an economic model that has brought the Western world to its knees. Milne’s The Revenge of History reaches from 9/11 to beyond the Arab uprisings, covering the crisis in neoliberalism; Western military interventions that demonstrated the limits of US global power; the rise of China which has challenged the West; and Latin America embracing social and economic alternatives that were said no longer to exist. Milne writes against the grain, providing a perspective on the convulsions that have brought us to today’s crisis, the shape of the emerging politics of the future and an indictment of a global and corporate empire in decline.
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.
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