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Capitalism, Hegemony and Violence in the Age of Drones 1st ed. 2018 Edition

Ebook Details

Authors

Norman Pollack

Year 2017
Pages 483
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language en
ISBN 9783319648873
File Size 2.81 MB
File Format PDF , EPUB
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This book offers a critical analysis of the rise of the US to global hegemony against a background of increased erosion of democracy and rule of law, and a rising linear pattern of near-absolute capitalist development. The author argues that the significant shrinkage of the ideological spectrum globally, as a result of worrisome levels of business and government interpenetration, has created a dangerous 'prefascist configuration' whereby unthinkable levels of violence have been normalized through the use of technologies such as drones, increasingly condoned even by 'liberal' groups and the so-called political left. Using the example of the Obama administration and its increased reliance on drone assassinations, the volume makes a case for the dangers that lie in today's unique convergence of lack of transparency in government, business-government interpenetration, informal social regimentation, and militarization of capitalism. QR Code Online