Masters of the Universe?, by Ali, Tariq
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- ISBN: 9781859842690 | 1859842690
- Cover: Trade Paper
- Copyright: 4/17/2000
Harold Pinter, Edward Said, Oskar Lafontaine, Yevgeni Yevtushenko and other distinguished dissidents explain their opposition to NATO's war in the Balkans. NATO's war on Yugoslavia in the spring of 1999 was unleashed in the name of democracy and human rights. This view was challenged by the world's three largest countries, India, China and Russia, who saw the bombing of Serbia and Kosovo as a naked attempt to assert US dominance in an unstable world. In the West, the media networks were joined by substantial sectors of left/liberal opinion in supporting the war. Nonetheless, a wide variety of figures emerged to challenge the prevailing consensus. This reader, edited by Tariq Ali, brings together essays written by democracy's dissidents during the conflict as well as historical texts that illuminate the issues at stake in the Balkans. Contributors include: Giovanni Arrighi, Robin Blackburn, Alex Callinicos, David Chandler, Regis Debray, John Gittings, Peter Gowan, Diana Johnstone, Oskar Lafontaine, Claude Lanzmann, Harold Pinter, Robert Redeker, Edward Said, Ellen Wood, Susan Woodward, Yevgeni Yevtushenko and Slavoj Zizek.