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Humanitarian Imperialism Using Human Rights to Sell War by Jean Bricmont

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Published by Monthly Review Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Human rights,
  • Warfare & Defence,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • General,
  • International,
  • Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights,
  • History,
  • Humanitarian intervention,
  • Intervention (International law),
  • Political aspects

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8791510M
ISBN 101583671471
ISBN 109781583671474

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In this stimulating book, Jean Bricmont effectively deconstructs ‘humanitarian interventionism’ and makes a good case that leftists who support it are the ‘useful idiots’ of imperialism. He also provides a broader critique of the Western left and offers a number of constructive suggestions. Jean Bricmont’s brief polemic, Humanitarian Imperialism, attempts to explain why so many on the left have taken up military humanitarianism. Bricmont is a Belgian physicist who made a name for himself by penning a book with Alan Sokal, Fashionable Nonsense, a brilliant polemic against postmodernism. Humanitarian Imperialism. Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the Humanitarian Imperialism, you will able to read or download in Pdf or ePub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of ore it need a FREE signup process to obtain the book. If it available for your country it will shown as book reader and user fully subscribe will benefit by. Between the late s and the onset of the Second World War, anti-slavery activism experienced a revival in Europe. Anti-slavery organizations in Britain, Italy, France, and Switzerland forged an informal international network to fight the continued existence of slavery and slave trading in Africa. Humanitarian Imperialism explores the scope and outreach of these antislavery groups along with.

Humanitarian Imperialism: The New Doctrine of Imperial Right Noam Chomsky Monthly Review, September, Jean Bricmont’s concept “humanitarian imperialism” succinctly captures a dilemma that has faced Western leaders and the Western intellectual community since the collapse of .   Jean Bricmont’s Humanitarian Imperialism is both a historical account of this development and a powerful political and moral critique. It seeks to restore the critique of imperialism to its rightful place in the defense of human rights. and rigorously argued, Jean Bricmont’s book establishes a firm basis for resistance to global war Brand: Monthly Review Press.   Interview with distinguished Belgian Scholar Jean Bricmont. Interview with Àngel Ferrero for the Spanish newspaper, Publico. English Translation courtesy of Counterpunch. Àngel Ferrero: It has been 10 years since Humanitarian Imperialism appeared in Spanish. What made you write the book? It started as a reaction to the attitude of the Left during the Kosovo war, which was largely.   Jean Bricmont’s book, Humanitarian Imperialism, is a clearly written guide through this moral maze, an unmasking of tendentious interpretation of history, and an antidote to the principal malaise afflicting our times: hypocrisy. It is an important contribution to help the Left to assess critically history, and to break through an intellectual.

Since the end of the Cold War, the idea of human rights has been made into a justification for intervention by the world's leading economic and military powersabove all, the United Statesin countries that are vulnerable to their attacks. The criteria for such intervention have become more arbitrary and self-serving, and their form more destructive, from Yugoslavia to Afghanistan to s: 1.   Humanitarian Imperialism - Volume 19 Issue 2 - Terry Nardin. Fernando Tesón offers two “humanitarian rationales” for the war in Iraq. Between the late s and the onset of the Second World War, anti-slavery activism experienced a revival in Europe. Anti-slavery organizations in Britain, Italy, France, and Switzerland forged an informal international network to fight the continued existence of slavery and slave trading in Africa. Humanitarian Imperialism explores the scope and outreach of these antislavery groups along with 4/5(1).   Àngel Ferrero: It has been 10 years since Humanitarian Imperialism appeared in Spanish. What made you write the book? It started as a reaction to the attitude of the Left during the Kosovo.