- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Verso Books (1 Oct. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844679632
- ISBN-13: 978-1844679638
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 3 x 24.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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The Revenge of History: The Battle for the Twenty First Century Hardcover – 1 Oct 2012
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Reading Seumas Milne, one often has a feeling of physical relief: finally someone not only sees the truth but articulates it with thrilling erudition and moral clarity. Tracking a decade of ruinous lies from the right and unheeded warnings from the left, this is a book with an urgent message: it's time to win more than arguments. --Naomi Klein, author of the Shock Doctrine and No Logo
Praise for The Enemy Within: Seumas Milne's masterly investigation ... is one of the finest political exposes in our time. --John Pilger
Praise for The Enemy Within: Riveting. It knocks spots off the usual 'whodunnit'. --Guardian
About the Author
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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Lord Ashdown told us in November 2001 that warnings that invading Afghanistan would lead to a `long-drawn-out guerrilla campaign' were `fanciful'. Jack Straw jeered at those who said that US and British troops might still be fighting there a year later.
Milne looks at the illegal Israeli occupation and siege of Palestine, backed by the USA and the EU. Between 2001 and 2008, 14 Israelis were killed and more than 5,000 Palestinians. Michael Ben-Yair, Israel's attorney-general in the mid-1990s, called the Intifada a `war of national liberation' and wrote, "We enthusiastically chose to become a colonialist society, ignoring international treaties, expropriating lands, transferring settlers from Israel to the occupied territories, engaging in theft and finding justifications for all these activities ... we established an apartheid regime."
Kosovo declared its independence against the wishes of the UN Security Council. Russia, China and Spain all deemed it illegal. NATO forces have occupied Kosovo since 1999. It is `an EU protectorate controlled by Nato troops'. But the Independent on Sunday called NATO's war a `triumph of liberal interventionism'. By 2008 Kosovo had 50 per cent unemployment. It also housed a US military base which was a Guantanamo-style torture camp.
In March 2002 David Frost stated that Mugabe supporters had killed 100,000 people between 2000 and 2002. Actually, 160 people had been killed, by both sides. This was the typical wild inflation of numbers killed by official enemies.
Milne opposed the criminal wars against Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.Read more ›
I would ignore the nutters who post on here pretending that this book is poor - it reflects their childish approach to politics.
I can appreciate the strength and logic of someone else's arguments whilst disagreeing.
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Very very good book I would recommend to anyone interested in modern historyPublished 14 months ago by R. Laycock
It was a breath of fresh air to read such heRt on sleeve political journalism. To form a coherent understanding of the tectonic forces shaping the 21st century, this book is a must... Read morePublished 14 months ago by W A O'BRIEN
the recipient was pleased with the bday gift - that's all I can say (do I H A V E to say this in precisely twelve - 12 words???!)Published on 24 Dec. 2012 by walkerman
God, what a boring book. If you really need a perspective on the last two decades go seek out a professional historian, not a ranting journalist from The Guardian. Read morePublished on 20 Oct. 2012 by Hanglemez Pallaccini
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