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Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO's War on Libya and Africa


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ISBN13: 9781926824529
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Mavis Gallant Nonfiction Prize Awarded by the Quebec Writers' Federation

A comprehensive analysis, this book examines all the justifications and myths about the war on Libya and methodically dismantles them. It delineates the documentary history of events, processes, and decisions that led up to the war while underscoring its resulting consequences. Arguing that NATOs war is part of a larger process of militarizing U.S. relations with Africa—which sees the development of the Pentagons AFRICOM as being in competition with Pan-African initiative—this account shows that Western relations with a “rehabilitated” Libya were shaky at best, mired in distrust, and exhibiting a preference for regime change.

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Maximilian Forte is an associate professor of anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal. He is the author of Indigenous Cosmopolitans, Indigenous Resurgence in the Contemporary, and Ruins of Absence, Presence of Caribs: (Post) Colonial Representations of Aboriginality in Trinidad and Tobago. He lives in Montreal.

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planetpilot, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by planetpilot)
Well researched and an extraordinary analysis of recent U.S. policy, interpreting events which explain the gaps in mainstream medias' acceptance of received talking points from Washington, D.C. Examines our use of NATO as World Policeman for our perceived enemies, the doctrine of "Responsibility To Protect," the new political colonialism of African states, et. al., under the guise of bringing our version of democracy to those who may choose to remain independent from U.S. strictures. An important book for examining this time period in U.S. world policy.
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Forte, Maximilian
Baraka Books
International Relations
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
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