The Resource In praise of barbarians: : essays against empire, Mike Davis, (electronic resource)

In praise of barbarians: : essays against empire, Mike Davis, (electronic resource)

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In praise of barbarians: : essays against empire
Title
In praise of barbarians:
Title remainder
essays against empire
Statement of responsibility
Mike Davis
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author of City of Quartz and Planet of Slums attacks the current fashion for empires and white men's burdens in this blistering collection of radical essays. He skewers contemporary idols such as Mel Gibson, Niall Ferguson, and Howard Dean; unlocks some secret doors in the Pentagon and the California prison system; visits Star Wars in the Arctic and vigilantes on the border; predicts ethnic cleansing in New Orleans more than a year before Katrina; recalls the anarchist avengers of the 1890s and "teeny-bopper" riots on the Sunset Strip in the 1960s; discusses the moral bankruptcy of the Democrats in Kansas and West Virginia; remembers "Private Ivan," who defeated fascism; and looks at the future of capitalism from the top of Hubbert's Peak. No writer in the United States today brings together analysis and history as comprehensively and elegantly as Mike Davis. In these contemporary, interventionist essays, Davis goes beyond critique to offer real solutions and concrete possibilities for change. Mike Davis is the author many books, including City of Quartz, The Ecology of Fear, The Monster at Our Door, and Planet of Slums. Davis teaches in the Department of History at the University of California, Irvine, and lives in San Diego
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1946-
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Davis, Mike
Dewey number
973.91
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Popular culture
  • World politics
  • National characteristics, American
Target audience
adult
Label
In praise of barbarians: : essays against empire, Mike Davis, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11861932
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11861932
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11861932
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remote
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11861932
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
In praise of barbarians: : essays against empire, Mike Davis, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11861932
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11861932
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11861932
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861932
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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