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A debate is taking place over what values should define the international order. For global elites, it is a debate about how to rule the world: a conflict between one vision of global order based on U.S. empire and another based on an expanding, corporate-controlled global economy. These visions are not entirely distinct. How to Rule the World explains how they overlap and also how, at critical moments, they clash with one another. The book is written, however, not from the perspective of power, but from the perspective of those who believe the world should be governed according to principles of democratic participation and self-determination. Mark Engler explains how the Bush administration has reshaped globalization in ways that will affect us for years to come. Such changes have created a setting that few protesters in Seattle or elsewhere could have foreseen: Global trade talks are collapsing. International institutions that drew protests, like the IMF and the World Bank, face uncertain futures. Moreover, U.S. unilateralism has created international divides that endanger the future progress of the type of multilateral globalization that thrived throughout the 1990s.

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A journalist and social activist exposes the injustices of the Bush-era politics of globalization and offers a guide to overcoming the challenges of the post-Bush moment

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Mark Engler is a journalist based in New York City and an analyst with Foreign Policy In Focus. His articles have appeared in Newsday, the San Francisco Chronicle, Dissent, TomPaine.com, the Christian Science Monitor, TomDispatch, Salon.com, In These Times, and MotherJones.com.

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stronzo1953, June 23, 2008 (view all comments by stronzo1953)
This is an excellent first book from from foreign policy analyst Mark Engler, beautifully written in a style which does not call upon the reader to have a degree in either Politics or Economics.

Amongst the many themes addressed, he draws attention to the importance, for all those seeking a more democratic and just world, of understanding the shift from Clintonian Corporate Globalisation to Bush's Imperial Globalisation since different responses are required in order to advance the Progressive cause most effectively.


Whilst warning of new dangers to come in the post-Bush era, Engler remains optimistic about further progress being made towards the dismemberment of the now discredited Neoliberal (and, in consequence, anti-democratic) ordering of the world economy.

There's plenty more positive stuff to say about this book, but I'd hate to spoil the fun for readers. Just go out and buy a copy and enjoy!
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flotson, June 23, 2008 (view all comments by flotson)
Engler's ideas are intelligent, interesting, and extremely relevant. His style is very clear and accessible. "How to Rule the World" is highly recommended reading for anyone concerned about US foreign policy and the global economy.

It's clear to me from the previous poster's comment that he hasn't read the book. Given his apparent preference for small government, he would likely find common ground with the critiques of the WTO, World Bank, etc. the book presents.
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ISBN:
9781568583655
Subtitle:
The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy
Author:
Engler, Mark
Publisher:
Nation Books
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
International economic relations
Subject:
International trade
Subject:
International - Economics
Subject:
International Relations - Trade & Tariffs
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Politics - General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080408
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 13 oz

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