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In the shadows of the American century : the rise and decline of US global power / Alfred W. McCoy.

By: McCoy, Alfred W [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Quezon City : Ateneo de Manila University Press, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Description: 359 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789715508018 (paperback).Subject(s): Power (Social sciences) -- United States | United States -- Foreign economic relations | United States -- Politics and government | United States -- Foreign relations
Contents:
Understanding the US Empire. The world island and the rise of America -- "Our S.O.B.s" : America and the autocrats -- Covert netherworld -- US Strategies for Survival. A global surveillance state -- Torture and the eclipse of empires -- Beyond bayonets and battleships : the Pentagon's wonder weapons -- Dynamics of US Decline. Grand masters of the great game -- Five scenarios for the end of the American century.
Summary: "In a completely original analysis, prize-winning historian Alfred W. McCoy explores America's rise as a world power--from the 1890s through the Cold War--and its bid to extend its hegemony deep into the twenty-first century through a fusion of cyberwar, space warfare, trade pacts, and military alliances. McCoy then analyzes the marquee instruments of US hegemony--covert intervention, client elites, psychological torture, and worldwide surveillance. Peeling back layers of secrecy, McCoy exposes a military and economic battle for global domination fought in the shadows, largely unknown to those outside the highest rungs of power."--Page 4 of cover.
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Books Books Main Library: Circulation Section
JZ 1313 .M33 2017 (Browse shelf) c.1 Available D-17471
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JZ 1313 .M33 2017 (Browse shelf) c.1 Available (on-process) D-16649
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"First published in English by Haymarket Books"--Verso of title page.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-327) and index.

Understanding the US Empire. The world island and the rise of America -- "Our S.O.B.s" : America and the autocrats -- Covert netherworld -- US Strategies for Survival. A global surveillance state -- Torture and the eclipse of empires -- Beyond bayonets and battleships : the Pentagon's wonder weapons -- Dynamics of US Decline. Grand masters of the great game -- Five scenarios for the end of the American century.

"In a completely original analysis, prize-winning historian Alfred W. McCoy explores America's rise as a world power--from the 1890s through the Cold War--and its bid to extend its hegemony deep into the twenty-first century through a fusion of cyberwar, space warfare, trade pacts, and military alliances. McCoy then analyzes the marquee instruments of US hegemony--covert intervention, client elites, psychological torture, and worldwide surveillance. Peeling back layers of secrecy, McCoy exposes a military and economic battle for global domination fought in the shadows, largely unknown to those outside the highest rungs of power."--Page 4 of cover.

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