The Best of Le Monde diplomatique 2012
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Le Monde diplomatique is one of the most highly respected independent periodicals. Published monthly in French and English, it brings together a diverse range of high-calibre writers from across the world.

This book collects the paper's highlights from the last year. The articles have been carefully selected and are arranged around the key themes in our changing world including US imperialism, the financial crisis and the Arab Spring. Among the contributors are Slavoj Zizek, James K Galbraith and Philip S. Golub.

A perfect seasonal gift for anyone interested in global issues, The Best of Le Monde diplomatique goes beyond the news and illuminates the state of our planet.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745331874
  • 9780745331874
  • 1,210,559

Table of contents

Introduction

Part I: THE WORLD IN CRISIS

1. Permanent crisis - Slavoj Zizek; Europe's wakeup call - Serge Halimi;

2. Reform isn't there - James K Galbraith; Iceland's loud No - Robert Wade and Silla Sigurgeirsdottir

Part II EMPIRE

3. US and Empire - Philip S Golub; Obama's missed opportunity - Eric Klinenberg; America's new, angry right - Walter Benn Michaels; US left - Rick Fantasia

Part III ...AND ACROSS THE WORLD

4. UK-US The end of the affair - Jean-Claude Sergeant; Germany - Henry Menudier; Cuba's new socialism - Renaud Lambert; Japan - Martine Bulard; Sudan's south succeeds - Gerard Prunier

Part IV IN THE ASCENDANT

5. China and India: it's a marriage - Christophe Jaffrelot; Brazil: we've got the power - Lamia Oualulou; Latin America and Iran - Nikolas Kozloff; Turkey - Wendy Kristianasen

Part V ZONES OF CONFLICT

6. Palestine's own spring - Alain Gresh; Afghanistan/Pakistan - Georges Lefeuvre; Iraq (Kurdistan) - Joost Hiltermann; North Korea - Philippe Pons; Sri Lanka: the time of triumphalism - Cedric Gouverneur

Part VI REVOLUTION: `ARAB SPRING'

7. Is this an Arab spring? - Georges Corm; To shoot, or not to shoot? - Salam Kawakabi and Bassma Kodmani; Power of the word in the Syrian intifada - Zenobie; Yemen knows what it doesn't want - Laurent Bonnefoy; Egypt's revolution is only beginning - Alain Gresh

Part VII THE QUESTION OF ISLAM

8. Arab world and Islam - Hicham al Alaoui; Islamic challenge for Europe - Haenni & Amghar; Iran uncensored - Shervin Ahmadi; Islam in Indonesia - Wendy Kristianasen

Part VIII CITIES OF THE WORLD

9. Urbanisation - Philip Golub; Detroit - Popelard; Hanoi - Xavier Montheard; Algiers - Popelard
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'Unique, invaluable, reliable, the English edition is wonderful news for those who hope to understand the world or change it for the better' -- Noam Chomsky 'To make sense of what is happening in the world, behind the misinformation, Le Monde diplomatique is essential reading, every month, every year' -- John Berger 'The essential source for alternative thinking and creative remedies' -- Harper's Magazine 'A crusading voice in journalism with especially good foreign coverage' -- William Dalrymple 'Le Monde diplomatique is more than ever indispensable to readers who want to know what governments and consensus media will not tell them' -- Eric Hobsbawm 'Offers a cool, reasoned, different view of the world's most pressing issues.' -- New York Review of Books
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About Wendy Kristianasen

Wendy Kristianasen is the editor of Le Monde diplomatique in English, and a writer and journalist on the Middle East and wider Muslim world.
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