Everest, Larry. Oil, Power & Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda.

JurisdictionUnited States
Date22 June 2004

Everest, Larry. Oil, Power & Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda. Monroe, ME: Common Courage Press, 2004. Paper $19.95.

This well documented book shows the machinations of the U.S. as it tries to dominate the Middle East. This domination is the sine qua non for the U.S. global imperial project. Everest contextualizes the war against Iraq by discussing the political history of the Iraqi state since its inception. Global and regional influences on Iraq are thoroughly discussed: as well as the British occupation, Arab nationalist struggles, OPEC, U.S. manipulation of Kurdish national aspirations in its dealings with the Iraqi state, the Iran-Iraq war and the U.S. role in it, Desert Storm, UN sanctions, and the 2003 U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. The author clearly...

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