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Egon Flaig: Weltgeschichte der Sklaverei. (2009).
Drei zentrale Systeme der Sklaverei werden dargestellt: die sozialen Formen der antiken und vorderasiatischen Sklaverei, das System der islamischen Sklavenhaltung und schließlich ihre westliche Ausprägung in den Plantagen Nordamerikas. Ein Kapitel über den schließlich siegreichen Kampf gegen die Sklaverei beschließt den Band.
Lenni Brenner: The Iron Wall. Zionist Revisionism from Jabotinsky to Shamir. (1984)
Lynne Olson: Why Winston Churchill Wouldn't Stand For W (WP, July 1, 2007 )
Unlike Bush and Chamberlain, Churchill was never in favor of his country going it alone. Throughout the 1930s, while urging Britain to rearm, he also strongly supported using the newborn League of Nations. After the League failed to stop fascism's march, Churchill was adamant that, to beat Hitler, Britain must form a true partnership with France and even reach agreement with the despised Soviet Union, neither of which Chamberlain was willing to do. Like Bush, Chamberlain also laid claim to unprecedented executive authority, evading the checks and balances that are supposed to constrain the office of prime minister. He scorned dissenting views, both inside and outside government. Churchill, on the other hand, revered Parliament and was appalled by Chamberlain's determination to dominate the Commons in the late 1930s. Churchill, by contrast, believed firmly in the sanctity of individual liberties and the need to protect them from government encroachment. That's not to say that he was never guilty of infringing on them himself. In June 1940, when a Nazi invasion of Britain seemed imminent, he ordered the internment of more than 20,000 enemy aliens living on British soil, most of them refugees from Hitler's and Mussolini's fascist regimes. But as the invasion scare abated over the next few months, the vast majority were released, also by his order.
Stalin's bid for a new world order: The Hitler-Stalin-Pact of 1939
Should the Soviet Union form an alliance with France and Britain, he opined, Germany would be forced to abandon its territorial demands on Poland. This, Stalin suggested, would avoid the threat of imminent war, but it would make "the subsequent development of events dangerous for the Soviet Union". Should the USSR sign a treaty with Germany, Stalin suggested, Berlin would "undoubtedly attack Poland, leading to a war with the inevitable involvement of France and England". Looking ahead, Stalin suggested that "under these circumstances, we, finding ourselves in a beneficial situation, can simply await our turn [to extract maximum advantage]". What is clear is that Stalin not only appeared unconcerned about the prospect of an attack from Nazi Germany, he actually considered such an attack impossible. "Our aim is to ensure Germany can continue to fight for as long as possible, in order to exhaust and ruin England and France," he said. "They must not be in a condition to rout Germany. "Our position is thus clear… remaining neutral, we aid Germany economically, with raw materials and foodstuffs. It is important for us that the war continues as long as possible, in order that both sides exhaust their forces." "Hitler does not understand or want this, but he is undermining the capitalist system," he said. "What we can do is manoeuvre around the two sides, push one of the sides to attack the other." In a written note to foreign Communist parties, Stalin asserted: "The salvation of English-French imperialism would be a violation of Communist principles. These principles in no way exclude a temporary agreement with our common enemy, Fascism." (BBC, 25.8.09)
Giovanni Arrighi, Hegemony Unravelling. Zum download:
Robin Blackburn on Niall Ferguson, Colossus and Empire. Rehabilitations of colonial rule for today’s proconsuls in Baghdad and Kabul. IMPERIAL MARGARINE, NLR 35 (oct 05)
The Khmer Rouge Canon 1975-1979 - The Standard
Total Academic View on Cambodia, Thesis at University of California,
Berkeley, May 1995
Empire—American as Apple Pie
The Failure of Empire
Empire of Barbarism by John Bellamy Foster and Brett Clark (Monthly Review December 2004)
U.S. Imperialism, Europe, and the Middle East by Samir Amin (Monthly Review November 2004)
Messianic Imperialism - by Eric de Bear
The American Empire: Pax Americana or Pox Americana? by John Bellamy Foster and Robert W. McChesney (Monthly Review September 2004 )
Ideology and Economic Development
After Neoliberalism: Empire, Social
Democracy, or Socialism?
Monopoly Capital and the New
Efraim Karsh, Islamic Imperialism: A History (Yale).
Jürgen Roth, Netzwerke des Terrors, Europa-Verlag Hamburg, 15.11.2001
Globalization: Center for economic and policy research
P. Huntington, Clash of Civilizations
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