Foreword by Peter McLaren Preface Introduction 1. Crimes Against Peace 2. Warfare Against Civilians 3. War Crimes By Proxy 4. Weapons Of Mass Destruction 5. A Tale Of Broken Treaties 6. War-Crimes Tribunals: Imperial Justice 7. Torture And Other Atrocities Conclusion: Empire Or Survival? Postscript: The Routinization Of Mass Murder Notes Index
Carl Boggs is professor of social sciences at National University in Los Angeles. He has written numerous books, including Imperial Delusions: American Militarism and Endless War (2005) and, with Tom Pollard, The Hollywood War Machine: Militarism and American Popular Culture (2006). He has received the Charles McCoy Career Achievement Award from the American Political Science Association.
'Americans think others commit war crimes. Every American who believes in their country's greatness should read Crimes of Empire. By refusing to let war crimes pass unnoticed, Carl Boggs has done humankind a tremendous service' -- George Katsiaficas 'Relentless, unflinching, and irrefutable. This book performs a genuine service for truth and democracy, an education for every American' -- Michael Parenti, author of Against Empire and To Kill a Nation 'Distinguished scholar Carl Boggs's brilliant historical survey of US empire-building highlights the centrality of violence, lawlessness, and self-serving 'humanitarian' ideology, from colonial times to the current wars in Asia' -- James Petras, Bartle Professor Emeritus, Binghamton University