Capitalism, Hegemony and Violence in the Age of Drones

Authors: Pollack, Norman

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  • Examines a rightward shift in American politics from the 1930s (FDR's New Deal) to 2016 (end of the Obama era)
  • Chronicles the advance of neoliberal corporate capitalism and its interconnections with government, the militarization of US society, the emergence of proto-fascism in US politics, and the increasing irrelevance of international law 
  • Applies a political economy-Marxist-Frankfurt school critique to 21st century phenomena, including drone warfare and the further advance of neoliberal capitalism and neoliberal politics during the Obama years
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This book offers a critical analysis of the rise of the US to global hegemony against a background of increased erosion of democracy and rule of law, and a rising linear pattern of near-absolute capitalist development. The author argues that the significant shrinkage of the ideological spectrum globally, as a result of worrisome levels of business and government interpenetration, has created a dangerous 'prefascist configuration' whereby unthinkable levels of violence have been normalized through the use of technologies such as drones, increasingly condoned even by 'liberal' groups and the so-called political left. Using the example of the Obama administration and its increased reliance on drone assassinations, the volume makes a case for the dangers that lie in today's unique convergence of lack of transparency in government, business-government interpenetration, informal social regimentation, and militarization of capitalism.


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​Norman Pollack was Professor of History emeritus at Michigan State University and previously taught at Yale University and Wayne State University, USA.  His published works include The Populist Response to Industrial America, The Just Polity, and The Humane Economy. In his last years, he frequently wrote for the online magazine Counterpunch.  

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Capitalism, Hegemony and Violence in the Age of Drones
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64888-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64888-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64887-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87895-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 483
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