On Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. (US Eastern Time), David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US), will give an interview on his latest book, A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony, 1990–2016. The interview will be moderated by WSWS reporters Andrea Peters and Andre Damon.
The population of the entire world confronts the horrific consequences of twenty-five years of ever expanding war, spearheaded by the United States. Beginning with the first Persian Gulf conflict of 1990–91, the American ruling class has bombed or invaded Iraq, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and many other countries. Now these regional wars, are developing into an ever more direct and open conflict between the larger powers, armed with nuclear weapons.
To understand the present, one must understand the past. In this interview, North will discuss the themes and perspective contained in his new book, which is a record of the origins and development of American foreign policy over the past quarter century.
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North has played a leading role in the international socialist movement for over 40 years. His other published works include The Heritage We Defend; The Crisis of American Democracy; The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century; and The Frankfurt School, Postmodernism and the Politics of the Pseudo-Left. All titles are available from Mehring Books.
A Quarter Century of War
By David North
The essays and lectures in this volume, informed by a Marxist understanding of the contradictions of American and world imperialism, analyze the progression of military interventions and geopolitical crises as they have developed over the past quarter century, not as a sequence of isolated episodes, but as moments in the unfolding of an interconnected historical process.