Yugoslavia, NATO and Western Delusions
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|Format:||Paperback, 328 pages|
|Other Information: ||notes, index|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 20 September 2002|
In the endless series of United States military interventions, the "humanitarian" bombing of Yugoslavia played a key role in gaining support of the centre left for war as an instrument of policy. The anti-globalization movement failed to grasp the implications of the aggressive military globalization pursued by the United States, from Iraq to Afghanistan and beyond.;In this study, Johnstone identifies the common geopolitical interests running through past, present and future military interventions. She argues that outside intervention creates rather than solves problems and cannot be justified. She highlights the continuities between the attacks on Yugoslavia and Kosovo, and the concerted campaign against other "rogue states", including Afghanistan.
Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter One. The Yugoslav Guinea Pig 1. Invisible Serbia 2. Invisible Economic Causes 3. Invisible Croatia 4. Greater Serbia or Smaller Yugoslavia? 5. Integrating Europe, Disintegrating Yugoslavia 6. Multicultural Bosnia Versus Multicultural Yugoslavia Chapter Two. Moral Dualism In A Multicultural World 1. Manichean Media 2. Creating Public Opinion 3. The Uses of Rape 4. Criminalizing the Rogues 5. Presumed Guilty Until Proven Innocent 6. The Long Arm of Globalization Chapter Three: Comparative Nationalisms 1. From State-Building to State-Breaking 2. Slovenia: the End of Solidarity 3. Croatian Nationalism: the End of Yugoslavism Chapter Four. The Making Of Empires 1. Germany Is Born Again 2. Reclaiming the Habsburg Heritage Chapter Five: The New Imperial Model 1. Albanians: A People In Search of an Empire 2. Victims and Vengeance 3. The Triumph of Hatred 4. Democracy in the New World Order Postscript. Perpetual War 1. The Idealization of War 2. The Real Existing New World Order Notes Index
About the Author
Diana Johnstone is a distinguished essayist and columnist who has previously published with Verso, amongst others. She writes frequently for CounterPunch and ZNet among many high-profile publications in Europe and the US. Her articles on the Balkans have been translated in many European languages. She lives in Paris.
|Publisher: ||Pluto Press|
|Dimensions: ||21.0 x 13.0 centimeters (0.40 kg)|