Future Tense

Future Tense

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The foundations of World War III are being laid today - this is the central message of "Future: Tense". The whole world needs America to lose the war in Iraq as soon as possible, lest the stand-off between Islamists and American neo-conservatives escalates into a new global conflict. The terrorist threat is a red herring, and the radical Islamists' dream of a worldwide jihad against the West is a fantasy, but Washington's attempt to revive Pax Americana - its dream of global military dominance - is real. In this lucid, compelling book, a brilliant follow-up to his bestselling "Ignorant Armies", Gwynne Dyer analyzes the history of tensions between the Arab world and the West, and shows how fringe groups of extremists on both sides now feed off each other: terrorism in Western cities provides justification for military reprisals, which in turn strengthen the cause of Islamist fanatics. Dyer argues that unless America honours its commitment to the United Nations, the rule of law and multilateralism, then the drift back into alliances and military confrontations will begin, and the world will edge toward the brink of disaster.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • port.
  • 1852429178
  • 9781852429171
  • 2,503,574

About Gwynne Dyer

Gwynne Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than twenty years. His twice-weekly column on international affairs is published by 175 papers in some forty-five countries and is translated into more than a dozen languages. He lives in London.show more

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"'Dyer is a prolific writer... His no-nonsense approach continues to combine humour, hard-hitting analysis, and provocative challenges to.. various party lines' Quill and Quire 'Compelling reading... for the context it provides in an historically amnesiac time' Literary Review of Canada 'Dyer's cool, distanced commentary and historical contextualizing... and bone-dry, acerbic wit... makes his tome a clear, concise, and ultimately worthy addition to mounting indictments against the reign of George the Younger' SEE Magazine 'If you plan on reading only one book this year, make this the one. In perfectly clear prose, with arguments as well-researched as they are compelling, this military expert explains why what we're doing is mad' Metro Times, Detroit"show more

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