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The Revenge of History: The Battle for the 21st Century Hardcover – November 16, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1844679638 ISBN-10: 1844679632 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Verso; 1 edition (November 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844679632
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844679638
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,635,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Reading Seumas Milne, one often has a feeling of physical relief: finally someone not only sees the truth but articulates it with thrilling erudition and moral clarity. Tracking a decade of ruinous lies from the right and unheeded warnings from the left, this is a book with an urgent message: it’s time to win more than arguments.” (Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine)

“Seumas Milne’s masterly investigation ... is one of the finest political exposes in our time.” (John Pilger, in praise of The Enemy Within)

About the Author

Seumas Milne is a columnist and Associate Editor on the Guardian and the paper’s former Comment Editor. He was previously the Guardian’s Labour Editor and a staff journalist on the Economist. He is the author of The Enemy Within and co-author of Beyond the Casino Economy.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Alan H. Macdonald on October 21, 2012
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Milne has likely written the most important book ever for the future history of our world.

In "The Revenge of History" Milne properly diagnoses the cancer of the world's first corporate/financial/militarist and truly Global Empire, which came to secret fruition during the last three decades, and which disguised itself behind a facade of Vichy-like 'faux-democratic' governments and propagandist media, most prominently in the US, UK, EU, and Israel.

"The Revenge of History" also corrects and reverses Francis Fukuyama's influential 1992 "The End of History", which Fukuyama himself was already in the process of correcting with his 2012 'Foreign Affairs' article, "The Future of History" (and forth coming book, which Milne has now prefigured).

Milne has additionally shown that Naomi Klein's "Shock Doctrine" of fear, which this Global Empire had applied to reach its diseased zenith during the first decade of the post-nation-state 21st century, can be reversed through a combination of accurate diagnosis, a new anti-propagandist 'truth doctrine', and potentially a second (global version) of the American Revolution to birth universal democracy against global empire.

Ironically, for the British Milne, he is far more broadly reprising the role of Paul Revere with his public alert against a private global Empire. We can only hope that his shouts are heard, believed, and responded to by all global public citizens.

Best luck and love to the fast expanding 'Occupy Empire' educational and revolutionary movement against this deceitful and disguised EMPIRE, which doesn't wear Red Coats, Red Stars, nor funny looking Nazi helmets.

Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality
Over
Violent/Vichy II
Empire,

Alan MacDonald
Sanford, Maine
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ken Smith on January 12, 2014
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The continuous news cycle and the "spin" on the news that makes it there encourages bad attention and forgetfulness of what we did at first retain. Seumas Milne puts the events of the first decade of the 21st Century into context in a way that will help me remember, hope, and work with clearer purpose.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Denny on April 18, 2014
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Milne's book seems to be a compilation of newspaper articles that have been previously written, but is still "extremely current" as it relates to the distortion of historical facts as it refers to foreign policy involving the major world players.

I would suggest that the reader view the witings as though they are "current" newspaper articles as opposed to a treatise...otherwise you will be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sylla Cousineau on July 24, 2013
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À great journalist whose articles in The Guardian are always very informative and insightful BUT this book is is simply these articles put together in a book, so nothing new if read previously in The Guardian. The intro is basically a general summary of the content and adds nothing new, truly disappointing.
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