“Multiculturalism may well be our saviour, wresting all of us out from the straitjacket of history, thrusting society into an environment where other ethnicities, less cynical and more positive, will play a big role in its future.”
INSURGENT IRAQ (NEW EDITION COMING SOON)
Al-Zarqawi and the New Generation
Loretta Napoleoni, Seven Stories Press 2005 Buy this book! An unparalleled look into the Iraqi insurgency and the multitude of forces that continue to shape it,Insurgent Iraq: Al-Zarqawi and the New Generation presents a chilling account of the regrouping of terror networks, and the development of an Iraqi resistance since the invasion by coalition forces over two years ago. One of the world’s leading specialists on terrorism, economist Loretta Napoleoni is uniquely qualified to make sense of the ways in which terror networks do and do not operate in Iraq, and what role they play in the Iraqi resistance.
Is the insurgency in Iraq a counter-Crusade, a national liberation movement, or a civil war? With a complex understanding of all the intricacies inherent in such a question, Napoleoni provides a mindful discussion, offering a much-needed understanding of how the US occupation of Iraq has catalyzed the cultural, religious, and political divides within the country to create a wholly changed, more volatile landscape. Composed of independent Iraqi Jihadist groups, Islamo-Nationalist and Ba’ath party resistance, ethnic infighting between Sunni, Shi’ite and Kurd, and foreign suicide bombers, the resistance is a divided yet maintains one demand: the end of US occupation. Overall, Napoleoni offers a break-down of the current political landscape in Iraq, and a renovated al Queda. Insurgent Iraq is a necessary read for anyone concerned with the future of Iraq, or seeking greater insight into the U.S.’s critical role in the Middle East.
Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists Than We Do
Seven Stories Press, October 2011
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The end of the cold war was thought to signal the triumph of Western capitalism over Communism. In Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We Do, Economist and best-selling author Loretta Napoleoni argues just the opposite: what we are witnessing instead is the beginning of the collapse of capitalism and the victory of “communism with a profit motive.”
Maonomics charts the prodigious ascent of the Chinese economic miracle and the parallel course of the West’s ongoing insistence on misconstruing China and its economy even as we acknowledge its growing influence and importance. Here Loretta Napoleoni offers a front row seat on the greatest show on earth: the peaceful economic revolution that is shifting the balance of power in the world from West to East.
10 YEARS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD
A Timeline of Events from 2001
Seven Stories Press, 2011 eBook Exclusive – Buy this book!
Internationally best-selling author and economist Loretta Napoleoni delivers a 100-page book that offers readers an insightful overview of the events that have shaped the past decade. Beyond terrorism, 10 Years That Shook the World covers issues as diverse as financial policy, advances in science and technology, new economic policies, propaganda, environmental issues, the revolutionary powers of social media, and more.
Napoleoni presents events not in a strict chronology but more as we might remember them, often with the most significant events recalled first. Thus the main topics cross over constantly, showing how they are all interlinked and how globalization is speeding up the pace of change in our world. Told in short, twitter-like bursts of information, each chapter triggers readers’ personal memories of those years and allows them to trace patterns throughout the decade.
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