|Author||: John Pilger|
|Publisher||: Verso Books|
|Total Pages||: 273|
|Rating||: 4/5 (114 Downloads)|
Download or read book The New Rulers of the World written by John Pilger and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2016-03-22 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pilger tackles the injustices and double standards inherent in the politics of globalization and exposes the terrible truth behind the power and wealth of states and corporations John Pilger is one of the world’s renowned investigative journalists and documentary filmmakers. In this classic book, with an updated introduction, he reveals the secrets and illusions of modern imperialism. Beginning with Indonesia, he shows how General Suharto’s bloody seizure of power in the 1960s was part of a western design to impose a “global economy” on Asia. A million Indonesians died as the price for being the World Bank’s “model pupil.” In a shocking chapter on Iraq, he delineates the true nature of the West’s war against the people of that country. And he dissects, piece by piece, the propaganda of the ‘war on terror’ to expose its Orwellian truth. Finally, he looks behind the picture-postcard image of his homeland, Australia, to illuminate an enduring legacy of imperialism: the subjugation of the First Australians. Now with a new introduction, this remains one of the most shocking investigations of contemporary power.