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Web Of Deceit

ISBN 
9780099448396
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R350.00
Published 
July 2003
About the book: 
In "The Web of Deceit", Mark Curtis reasons that Britain is a "rogue state", often a violator of international law and a systematic condoner of human rights abuses, as well as a key ally of many repressive regimes. He argues that under the Blair government, Britain has become a champion of a form of globalization that is increasing the takeover of the global economy by big business and, far from changing course post-September 11th, British policies are partly responsible for the continuation - and often deepening - of global poverty and inequality, while its arms exports and nuclear policies are making the world a more dangerous place. This book describes the staggering gulf that has arisen between New Labour's professed commitment to upholding ethical values and the reality of current policies, including: British participation in the "war on terrorism" as a new pretext for global intervention; the immorality of British policy in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq and Indonesia; effective support for repressive state policies of Israel, Russia, Turkey and the Gulf states; acquiescence in the Rwanda genocide; and the deepening of poverty-increasing economic policies through the World Trade O
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