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War Without End The Iraq War in Context

ISBN-10: 193185954X
ISBN-13: 9781931859547
Edition: 2008
Authors: Michael Schwartz
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Description: In this razor-sharp analysis, TomDispatch.com commentator Michael Schwartz turns every mainstream conclusion about Iraq on its head. He shows how US occupation is fueling civil war in Iraq and beyond, and how US officials dismantled the Iraqi state  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 6/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

In this razor-sharp analysis, TomDispatch.com commentator Michael Schwartz turns every mainstream conclusion about Iraq on its head. He shows how US occupation is fueling civil war in Iraq and beyond, and how US officials dismantled the Iraqi state and economy, helping to destroy rather than rebuild the country. In a popular style reminiscent of the best writing against the Vietnam War, he punctures the myths used to sell the US public the idea of an endless "war on terror" centered in Iraq. Schwartz shows how the real US interests in Iraq were rooted in the geopolitics of oil and the expansion of a neoliberal economic model in the Middle East-and around the globe-at gunpoint. War Without End also reveals how the failure of the United States in Iraq has forced US planners to fundamentally rethink the imperial dreams driving recent foreign policy. This book is the third in a series of very successful books published in cooperation with TomDispatch.com, including the New York Times bestseller United States v. George W. Bush et al. by Elizabeth de la Vega (Seven Stories Press). Michael Schwartz, professor of sociology and faculty director of the Undergraduate College of Global Studies at Stony Brook University, has written extensively on the war in Iraq at websites including TomDispatch, ZNet, Asia Times, and Mother Jones, and in numerous magazines, including Contexts, Against the Current, and Z Magazine.

Introduction
The Almost Invisible Goals of the War in Iraq
The Oily Origins of the War in Iraq
Toxic Economics
The Neoliberal Project in Iraq
The Struggle for Iraqi Oil
Fighting to Capture and Control Iraq
Collective Punishment
Insurgent Strongholds
Torture, Death Squads, and the Second Battle of Fallujah
The Human Toll
Creating Slum Cities
Deconstruction, Not Reconstruction
Saga of the Al-Fatah Pipeline
The Degradation of the Iraqi Infrastructure
The Downward Spiral
The Tidal Wave of Misery
Sovereignty Lost
Who's Sovereign Now?
The Creation of Shia City-States
Semisovereign Kurdistan
Rebellious Sunni Cities
The Battle of Baghdad
Conclusion: The River of Resistance: How Washington's Dream Foundered in Iraq
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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