Global Depression and Regional Wars


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ISBN 9789350022276


Petras provides clear insight into how the depression and regional wars that originated in Washington and on Wall Street are spreading throughout the world, demolishing the ideology of free market neo-liberalism and focing to the forefront the need for structural changes. This book exposes the unsustainability of the United States’ military-driven empire building based on a volatile speculative economy, and influenced by Zionist policy makers committed to the colonialist state of Israel, irrespective of US interests. It offers a critical study of the decling of the US empire, its causes, ramifications, and possible future outcomes. The collapse of the capitalist free market and the need for large-scale, long-tem interventions by the state have once again raised the question of whose interests states are presently promoting, and how the interests of the world’s peoples might be better pursued.

James Petrasis a Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University, New York. He is the author of 64 books published in 29 languages, and over 560 articles in professional journals, including theAmerican Sociological Review,British Nation, Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, New Left Review, Temps Moderne, Le Monde Diplomatique,and his commentary is widely carried on the internet. He is winner of a Life Time Career Award of the American Sociolog Association, Marxist Section, the Robert Kenny Award for Best Book, 2002, and the Best Dissertation, Western Political Science Association in 1968.


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