On empire : America, war, and global supremacy / Eric Hobsbawm.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: xx, 97 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780375425370; 0375425373.Subject(s): Hegemony -- United States | World politics -- 21st century | Imperialism | War on Terrorism, 2001-2009DDC classification: 327.73
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 93-97).
On the end of empires -- War and peace in the twentieth century -- War, peace, and hegemony at the beginning of the twenty-first century -- Why America's hegemony differs from Britain's empire.
Assesses increasing world disorder in light of the inequities caused by free-market globalization, America's use of the terrorist threat as an excuse for unilateral deployment, and American hegemony in comparison to the British Empire.