A History of the World Since 9/11 by Dominic Streatfeild

By Dominic Streatfeild

In A heritage of the area in view that September 11 Dominic Streatfeild expertly combines heritage, biography and investigative journalism to teach how a bloodbath on a transparent September day in 2001 has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals all over the world. In a chain of brilliantly interlinked chapters he indicates how an Afghani marriage ceremony get together; and a gasoline station owner in Texas; and a planespotter in Mallorca were affected, occasionally devastatingly, by way of the yank reaction to the assaults at the dual Towers. Streatfeild exhibits how the sleep of cause and strong feel in successive US administrations post-9/11 has introduced forth the monsters of amazing rendition, Guantanamo Bay, extrajudicial execution and wholesale contravention of foreign legislation. it is a paintings that informs because it entertains and induces outrage because it evokes.

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The war of 1812 was opposed and condemned by some of the most influential citizens; the Mexican war was vehemently opposed and bitterly denounced, even after the war had been declared and was in progress, by Abraham Lincoln, Charles Sumner, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay and many other well-known and influential citizens. These men denounced the President, they condemned his administration while the war was being waged, and they charged in substance that the war was a crime against humanity. They were not indicted; they were not charged with treason nor tried for crime.

Such men had better remain where they are M a r c us G a r ve y 35 and not attempt to become in any way interested in the higher development of Africa. The Negro has had enough of the vaunted practice of race superiority as infl icted upon him by others, therefore he is not prepared to tolerate a similar assumption on the part of his own people. In America and the West Indies, we have Negroes who believe themselves so much above their fellows as to cause them to think that any readjustment in the affairs of the race should be placed in their hands for them to exercise a kind of an autocratic and despotic control as others have done to us for centuries.

Vincent, Black Power and the Garvey Movement (1971). Edmund David Cronon, Black Moses: The Story of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (1955). 32 M a rc us G a r ve y 33 For five years the Universal Negro Improvement Association has been advocating the cause of Africa for the Africans— that is, that the Negro peoples of the world should concentrate upon the object of building up for themselves a great nation in Africa. When we started our propaganda toward this end several of the so-called intellectual Negroes who have been bamboozling the race for over half a century said that we were crazy, that the Negro peoples of the western world were not interested in Africa and could not live in Africa.

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