Book Size: 6" x 9"

Pages: 288

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566566070

Imprint: Olive Branch Press

Edition: 1

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Challenging Empire

People, Governments and the UN Defy U.S. Power

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“Bennis is a first-class political surgeon…This book is a must reading for anyone who cares about international affairs and the relationship between ideals and the reality of power politics.” – Marcus Raskin on Calling the Shots

About this book

When millions around the world marched to protest the Iraq war and the U.S. drive towards empire, the New York Times dubbed global public opinion "the second super-power." What empowered those protests was their alliance - if only for a brief moment - with governments unexpectedly willing to stand up to U.S. pressure, and with the United Nations itself, when it followed its Charter's command to stop "the scourge of war."

Bennis tracks the rise of U.S. unilateralism and the doctrine of preemptive war, looking particularly at Iraq and Israel/Palestine, and examines both the potential and the challenges ahead in reclaiming the UN as part of the global peace movement.

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About the author

Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, and Director of its New Internationalism Program. She is also a Fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. Her areas include U.S. unilateralism and empire, the Middle East (particularly Israel-Palestine and Iraq), and US-United Nations relations.

She is the author of Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror, Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the UN Defy US Power, Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today’s UN, and Before & After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the War on Terrorism. Earlier books include From Stones to Statehood: The Palestinian Uprising, Altered States: A Reader in the New World Order, and Beyond the Storm: A Gulf Crisis Reader.

Bennis appears frequently as a commentator/analyst on U.S. and international television and radio programs, including “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer” on PBS, the CBS “Morning Show,” NPR’s “Diane Rehm Show,” “Democracy Now,” and many others on CNN, BBC, Fox, CBC, and al-Jazeera TV. Her work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Christian Science Monitor, Le Monde Diplomatique (Paris), TomPaine.com, New York Newsday, Soera (Amsterdam), Papeles (Madrid), die Tageszeitung (Berlin), The Philadelphia Enquirer, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Middle East Report (MERIP), The Nation, Mother Jones, Third World Resurgence (Malaysia), and many other publications.

Reviews

“Bennis is a first-class political surgeon…This book is a must reading for anyone who cares about international affairs and the relationship between ideals and the reality of power politics.” – Marcus Raskin

Additional information

Author

Bennis, Phyllis

Edition

1

Inprint

Olive Branch Press

Pages

288

Type

PB

Author Home

USA

Subtitle

People , Governments and the UN Defy U.S. Power

Format

6" x 9"

Reviews

"Bennis is a first-class political surgeon…This book is a must reading for anyone who cares about international affairs and the relationship between ideals and the reality of power politics." – Marcus Raskin

MainReview

"Bennis is a first-class political surgeon…This book is a must reading for anyone who cares about international affairs and the relationship between ideals and the reality of power politics." – Marcus Raskin