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American Raj: Liberation or Domination?: Resolving the Conflict Between the West and the Muslim World Hardcover – October 1, 2008
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ERIC S. MARGOLIS is an award-winning, internationally syndicated columnist. His articles appear in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune,and The Los Angeles Times.He is a regular columnist with The National Post and he often appears as an expert on foreign affairs on CNN, Fox News, CTV, and NPR. His internet column reaches 100,000 readers a day and is carried around the globe
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Laid out in exhaustingly researched detail, "America Raj" is the story of colonial overlords, possessed with a Mongol-like disdain for non-western lives and an insatiable thirst for the resources of other nations. Dressed up as a war on something, terror, drugs, humanitarian casuses,etc., etc., western powers have and continue to devour the resources of others as might a blight of locusts in a wheat field.
As one of my favorite literary pugilists, Mr. Margolis pulls no punches in his analysis of the root-cause of what today is termed "terrorism."
"American Raj" guides us through the turbulent history of colonialism, that has, beyond doubt, certified that resistance to foreign occupation and resource exploitation is [the] principal motive-force behind what is conveniently coined as terrorism by western powers, currently their self-serving leit motif for state-sponsored plunder.
In summation, "American Raj" is the best of the genre regards the currency and philosphy of the axiom that those "who ignore history are doomed to repeat it." Policy makers and imperialists in the West would do well to read this book and heed many of the recommendations articulated by the author. The road to a peaceful co-existence with the Muslim world is profoundly yet precisely chartered in this masterful work.
Bruce G. Richardson
Author: "Afghanistan, A Search for Truth"
A very good and enlightening book.
I sincerely hope many people will read it.
One major caveat. The Kindle version of this book is poorly edited with plenty of typos, misspellings and wrong dates. I suspect the publisher simply transferred a file into a Kindle version without editing. This is one of those books I would advise getting in hard copy instead of Kindle for that very reason which is why I have hard copies at 5 stars and the Kindle version at 4.