## No Rights - In The Shadows Of The American Century
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## No Rights - In The Shadows Of The American Century : The Rise and Decline of US Global Power

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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. Can the United States extend the "American Century" or will China guide the globe for the next hundred years? McCoy devotes his final chapter to these questions, boldly laying out a series of scenarios that could lead to the end of Washington's world domination by 2030.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 130 x 203 x 30.48mm | 566.99g
  • Haymarket Books
  • Chicago, United States
  • English
  • 1608467732
  • 9781608467730
  • 52,288

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"What is the character of this American empire?" Alfred McCoy asks at the outset of this provocative study. His answer not only limns the contours of the American imperium as it evolved during the twentieth century, but explains why its days are quite likely numbered. This is history with profound relevance to events that are unfolding before our eyes. --Andrew J. Bacevich, author of America's War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History "Alfred McCoy offers a meticulous, eye-opening account of the rise, since 1945, and impending premature demise of the American Century of world domination. As the empire's political, economic, and military strategies unravel under cover of secrecy, America's neglected citizens would do well to read this book."--Ann Jones, author of They Were Soldiers "Sobering reading for geopolitics mavens and Risk aficionados alike..." --Kirkus "McCoy's detailed, panoramic analysis of the past, present, and future of the American empire covers all spheres of activity including not just land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace, but also the netherworld of covert operations--and seasons all of this with some fascinating personal vignettes. His new book, The Shadows of the American Century, joins the essential short list of scrupulous historical and comparative studies of the United States as an awesome, conflicted, technologically innovative, routinely atrocious, and ultimately hubristic imperial power."--John Dower, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Embracing Defeat, War Without Mercy, and The Violent American Centuryshow more

About Alfred McCoy

Alfred McCoy holds the Harrington Chair in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His 2009 book Policing America's Empire won the Kahin Prize from the Association for Asian Studies. In 2012, Yale University awarded him the Wilbur Cross Medal for work as "one of the world's leading historians of Southeast Asia and an expert on...international political surveillance."show more

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