Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745329451 Published April 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745329468 Published April 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Crimes of Empire: Rogue Superpower and World Domination

Carl Boggs

The Crimes of Empire: Rogue Superpower and World Domination

Carl Boggs

Distributed for Pluto Press

320 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9780745329451 Published April 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $100.00 ISBN: 9780745329468 Published April 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Imperial Nations advance their own interests by exploiting other societies. To those on the receiving end this is obvious, while inside the empire, a powerful ideological system of justification tends to hide all but the worst excess.

Carl Boggs argues that that the US began life two centuries ago as a nascent colonialist regime plundering and conquering the Native Tribes. The Indian wars were followed by perpetual militarism and warfare fuelled by a deep sense of national exceptionalism. The Crimes Of Empire examines several trends in this process, and illustrates the new depths plumbed since 9/11.

Violation of international agreements, treaties and laws and the use of prohibited weapons, support for death squads and torture are just some of the practices that Boggs highlights as he shows how technical superiority and media control prolong the American nightmare.

Contents
Foreword by Peter McLaren
Preface
Introduction
1. Crimes Against Peace
2. Warfare Against Civilians
3. War Crimes By Proxy
4. Weapons Of Mass Destruction
5. A Tale Of Broken Treaties
6. War-Crimes Tribunals: Imperial Justice
7. Torture And Other Atrocities
Conclusion: Empire Or Survival?
Postscript: The Routinization Of Mass Murder
Notes
Index
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