The Great Deception

The Great Deception : Anglo-American Power and World Order

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An original and radically revised view of British and US foreign policy, exposing the extent to which Anglo-American interests have shaped and damaged the current world order.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 24mm | 381.02g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • notes, references, index
  • 0745312349
  • 9780745312347
  • 2,169,679

About Mark Curtis

Mark Curtis has published widely on British and US foreign policy and on international relations. His first book, Ambiguities of Power (Zed 1995) was described by the Spectator as an 'engrossing and impressively researched book' and by John Pilger as 'a landmark work ... required reading'.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Part One: Foreign Policy 1. Postwar Foreign Policy and the Special Relationship 2. Foreign Policy Under the Democrats and Labour Part Two: Development 3. The 'Development' System 4. The Prevention of Development Part Three: the Middle East 5. Controlling the Modern Middle East 6. The Gulf Part Four: the United Nations 7. The Us, Britain and the Un in History 8. Current Policy, Intervention and the Case of Rwanda Notes Indexshow more

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'His findings are damning' -- London Review of Books 'Essential reading for anyone wanting to understand Britain and the United States' true role in the world and the so-called order imposed by the Anglo-American alliance' -- John Pilger 'Demonstrates how Britain remains the key supporting player in US domination, and how far from benign that domination is in its impact on the rest of the world' -- Victoria Brittain 'A powerful, compelling book ... It leaves the reader outraged at the hypocrisy and duplicity of British politicians and officials' -- Race and Classshow more

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