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In praise of barbarians : essays against empire

Author: Mike Davis
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Haymarket Books, 2007.
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"Mike Davis attacks the current fashion for empires and white men's burdens in this blistering collection of radical essays. He skewers such contemporary idols as Mel Gibson and Howard Dean, debates with Tom Frank about "what's the matter with America," unlocks some secret doors in the Pentagon and the California prison system, visits Star Wars in the Arctic and vigilantes on the U.S.-Mexico border, predicts ethnic  Read more...
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Davis, Mike, 1946-
In praise of barbarians.
Chicago, Ill. : Haymarket Books, 2007
(DLC) 2007034806
(OCoLC)167764049
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Davis
ISBN: 9781608460014 1608460010
OCLC Number: 649909976
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (340 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Part one: Romans at Home. 1. The End of American Exceptionalism --
2. Great and Glorious Days --
3. Occupied America --
4. The Pied Piper of Vermont --
5. The Anti-Bush Cometh? --
6. Jumping Off the Bandwagon --
7. Oedipus Bush --
8. What's the Matter with America? --
9. Democrats After November ---
Part two: Legions at War. 10. Bush's Ultimate Thule? --
11. The Scalping Party --
12. Ungrateful Volcano --
13. War-Mart --
14. The Pentagon as Global Slumlord --
15. The Urbanization of Empire ---
Part three: The Unease in Gaul. 16. Heavy Metal Freeway --
17. Cry California --
18. Think Big, Recall the System --
19. The Day of the Locust --
20. Striking Southern California --
21. Mel's Nazi Matinee --
21. Inside the Sunshine Gulag --
23. Riotous Real Estate --
24. The Wall of Capital --
25. Vigilante Man --
26. Border Invasion --
27. Extreme Makeover ---
Part four: Dark Water Rising. 28. Our Summer Vacation: 50,000 Dead --
29. The View from Hubbert's Peak --
30. The Monster at the Door --
31. Poor, Black and Left Behind --
32. A Rainy Day in Tijuana --
33. Drowning All Illusions--
34. At the Corner of New Orleans and Humanity --
35. Sister Caterina ---
Part five: Old Flames. 36. Artisans of Terror --
37. Street Illiad --
38. Remembering Private Ivan --
39. The Ghost Shirts --
40. Malcolm --
More Than Ever --
41. Punch-Out Time --
42. Happy Birthday, Big Bill --
43. Radical Grit --
44. Riot Nights on Sunset Strip.
Responsibility: Mike Davis.

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"Mike Davis attacks the current fashion for empires and white men's burdens in this blistering collection of radical essays. He skewers such contemporary idols as Mel Gibson and Howard Dean, debates with Tom Frank about "what's the matter with America," unlocks some secret doors in the Pentagon and the California prison system, visits Star Wars in the Arctic and vigilantes on the U.S.-Mexico border, predicts ethnic cleansing in New Orleans more than a year before Katrina, commemorates the anarchist avengers of the 1890s, remembers "Private Ivan" who defeated fascism, recalls the "teenybopper riots" on Sunset Strip, and looks at the future of global capitalism from the top of Hubbert's Peak. No writer in the United States today brings together analysis and history as comprehensively and elegantly as Mike Davis. In these contemporary, interventionist essays, Davis goes beyond critique to offer real solutions and concrete possibilities for change"--Provided by publisher.

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