The Shield of Achilles
War, Peace, and the Course of History
Paperback ISBN: 0385721382
A political insider explores the changing nature of the nation-state, arguing that the world war that began in 1914 did not end until 1990, when both fascism and communism were finally overcome, signally the emergence of the West and the new "market state." Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
American Black Chamber
Paperback ISBN: 1591149894
Throughout the 1920's, Yardley (1899-1958) directed The Cryptographic Bureau, funded by the US Army and the Department of State, and the predecessor of the National Security Agency. His 1931 account of its work, published by Bobbs-Merrill, set off a controversy about the right to freedom of expression versus national security. It is reproduced in facsimile. There is no index or bibliography. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A New Generation Draws the Line
Kosovo, East Timor and the Standards of the West
Hardcover ISBN: 1859847897
Contrasts the way Western powers including NATO dealt with the situation in Kosovo with the manner in which a similar situation in East Timor was handled, while examining the new generation of Western leadership.
Fences and Windows
Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0312307993
Essays, speeches, columns, and articles reflect the author's views on a range of issues, including the privatization of water, genetically modified food, and free trade.
World Orders Old and New
Paperback ISBN: 0231101570
The left's leading critic takes on the Post-Cold War world, including the Gulf War, the Clinton Administration, and the Israeli-Palestinian question in a critique of Western government that focuses on the powerless, power-hungry, and power-mongers. UP.
The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile
Conversations With Arundhati Roy
Paperback ISBN: 0896087107
Roy is author of the Booker-winning The God of Small Things as well as a keen observer of the worldwide social and economic shakeup known as globalization. Here she sets aside her usual role as essayist and appears in four long conversations with Alternative Radio journalist Barsamian. The interviews, conducted between February 2001 and May 2003, cover the period's dramatic political confrontations and her own beginnings as an activist and writer. The work's title refers to a comment of Roy's about a new kind of imperialism: "When people have realized that the project of corporate globalization is doing them no good, then it has to be forced down people's throats. If the checkbook doesn't work, it's the cruise missile." Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
Paperback ISBN: 0300089023
Examines the Taliban and its form of Islamic fundamentalism, explains how the organization rose to power, and discusses its impact on Afghanistan and why the country has become a center for international terrorism.
Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad
Hardcover ISBN: 1579651232
Complemented by an introduction by John Kenneth Galbraith, the author's illustrated journal of her travels beside First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy features whimsical paintings in a folk art style, anecdotes, and historic photographs. 20,000 first printing.