The Darker Nations

The Darker Nations : A People's History of the Third World

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Here, from a brilliant young writer, is a paradigm-shifting history of both a utopian concept and global movement the idea of the Third World. "The Darker Nations" traces the intellectual origins and the political history of the twentieth century attempt to knit together the world's impoverished countries in opposition to the United States and Soviet spheres of influence in the decades following World War II. Spanning every continent of the global South, Vijay Prashad s fascinating narrative takes us from the birth of postcolonial nations after World War II to the downfall and corruption of nationalist regimes. A breakthrough book of cutting-edge scholarship, it includes vivid portraits of Third World giants like India's Nehru, Egypt's Nasser, and Indonesia's Sukarno as well as scores of extraordinary but now-forgotten intellectuals, artists, and freedom fighters. "The Darker Nations" restores to memory the vibrant though flawed idea of the Third World, whose demise, Prashad ultimately argues, has produced a much impoverished international political arena. "

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 152.4 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 612.35g
  • The New Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1595583424
  • 9781595583420
  • 92,095

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A landmark work from a brilliant young scholar, The Darker Nations chronicles the rise and fall of the Third World. Its hardcover publication was hailed by renowned scholar Immanuel Wallerstein as "essential background for rethinking history." Publishers Weekly recognized its relevance for global activists today, noting its "vital assertion of an alternative future, grounded in an anti-imperialist vision."

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