I bought this book as an enthusiastic fan of Gabriel Kolko, who has written one of the very best analyses of war in the 20th century - Century of War: Politics, Conflict and Society Since 1914 (1994). The latter is must reading for any serious student of war or, for that matter, of global politics, despite the detectable overemphasis (in my opinion) on Marxist analysis. Century of War is a great book - detailed, perceptive, and analytically brilliant - and so I was inspired to read what Kolko had to say about the century in which we now live. I was frankly disappointed. I see that there are, as I write this, two 5-star reader reviews. They are good reviews as far as the content goes, and anyone interested in this book should read them. But Another Century of War? is a short book that, for those who have followed global politics and the nefarious trajectory of U.S. - and for that matter, European - foreign policy (including a reading of Kolko's Century of War), contains little thha is ne, save for the emphasis on the so-called "War on Terrorism", which is simply the latest morph, in the post-Soviet world, of the egregious pursuit of murder and plunder by the great, and not-so-great, powers, on the usual thin, disingenuous pretexts. That's all been well discussed by Kolko and many others, including (among those writing primarily for the intelligent public) Chomsky. This book might open some eyes for those who have remained thus far clueless, but to someone who has read up on these subjects, this book has the appearance of a "millennium product" that Kolko has been induced to write by his publishers. I find Kolko's analysis of post-Soviet developments in global politics cogent, but his discussion in this rather thin volume, is necessarily perfunctory. So for me, this one was a real disappointment - perhaps my expectations were exaggerated.