Masters Of The Universe?: NATO's Balkan Crusade by Tariq AliMasters Of The Universe?: NATO's Balkan Crusade by Tariq Ali

Masters Of The Universe?: NATO's Balkan Crusade

EditorTariq Ali

Paperback | April 17, 2000

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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, 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. Their work, gathered here for the first time, forms a collection of key statements and anti-war writings from some of democracy’s most eloquent dissidents—Noam Chomsky, Harold Pinter, Edward Said and many others—who provide carefully researched examinations of the real motives for the US action, dissections and critiques of the ideology of ‘humanitarian warfare’, and chartings of the unnecessary tragedy of a region laid to waste in the pursuance of Great Power politics.

This reader presents some of the most important texts on NATO’s Balkan crusade and forms a major intervention in the debate on global geo-political strategy after the Cold War.
Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than a dozen books on world history and politics—including Pirates of the Caribbean, Bush in Babylon, The Clash of Fundamentalisms and The Obama Syndrome—as well as five novels in his Islam Quintet series and scripts for the stage and screen. He is an editor of the New Left Revie...
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Title:Masters Of The Universe?: NATO's Balkan CrusadeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:April 17, 2000Publisher:Verso BooksLanguage:English

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NATO unleashed war on Yugoslavia in 1999 for the cause of democracy and human rights. The world’s three largest countries, India, China and Russia, challenged this view. They saw the Serbia and Kosovo bombings as a blatant attempt to assert American dominance in a volatile world. In the West, many supported the war, yet various other figures condemned it. Tariq Ali presents relevant historical texts and a collection of essays from democracy’s distinguished dissidents during the conflict, explaining their opposition to NATO’s war in the Balkans. The controversial Masters of the Universe examines the issues at stake in the Balkans.