Web Of Deceit: Britain's Real Foreign Policy

Web Of Deceit Britain s Real Foreign Policy In his explosive new book Mark Curtis reveals a new picture of Britain s role in the world since and in the war against terrorism by offering a comprehensive critique of the Blair government s f

  • Title: Web Of Deceit: Britain's Real Foreign Policy
  • Author: Mark Curtis
  • ISBN: 9780099448396
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his explosive new book, Mark Curtis reveals a new picture of Britain s role in the world since 1945 and in the war against terrorism by offering a comprehensive critique of the Blair government s foreign policy Curtis argues that Britain is an outlaw state , often a violator of international law and ally of many repressive regimes He reasons not only that Britain sIn his explosive new book, Mark Curtis reveals a new picture of Britain s role in the world since 1945 and in the war against terrorism by offering a comprehensive critique of the Blair government s foreign policy Curtis argues that Britain is an outlaw state , often a violator of international law and ally of many repressive regimes He reasons not only that Britain s foreign policies are generally unethical but that they are also making the world dangerous and unequal.The Web of Deceit describes the staggering gulf that has arisen between New Labour s professed commitment to upholding ethical values and the reality of current policies It outlines the new phase in global intervention, the immorality of British policy in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Iraq and Indonesia and support for repressive governments in Israel, Russia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia Curtis also reveals Britain s acquiescence in the Rwanda genocide and economic policies in the World Trade Organisation that are increasing poverty and inequality around the world.Drawing on formerly secret government files, the book also shows British complicity in the slaughter of a million people in Indonesia in 1965 the depopulation of the island of Diego Garcia the overthrow of governments in Iran and British Guiana repressive colonial policies in Kenya, Malaya and Oman and much .

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    1. The definition of diplomacy has been described as the ability to tell a person to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. When you think of a titled British ambassador, you have the image of a soft talking Sir Humphrey as a gentle ambassador for British interests abroad. Curtis has spent hours pouring over formerly secret government files released under the Thirty year rule; turns out the reality is very different from the image that they have cultivated…From the evidence [...]

    2. This is another of our 'hindsight' reviews. It is simpler to write than the others. The book was written in 2003 by a radical liberal academic just as the UK was heading for war with Iraq and it is a coruscating polemic against British foreign policy as fundamentally unethical. No surprise there then!The fundamental thesis would probably be accepted by a large number of Britons - that British foreign policy is a matter of imperial self-interest and that New Labour, despite its liberal humanitari [...]

    3. In Web of Deceit, Curtis draws extensively on formerly secret UK government files and archive press reports to rescue crucial details from the memory hole. Fastidiously researched and impeccably sourced, this is essentially the missing history book of postwar British foreign policy. From propping up repressive governments to toppling democratically-elected ones and crushing popular rebellions, it's all a far cry from the simplistic and childish narrative of 'Our Boys versus The Evildoers' propag [...]

    4. A glance at the cover will see that the foreword is by Australian journalist John Pilger and, though at the time of writing I'm only a few chapters in, you can appreciate why as there is an area of mutual coverage and themes as well as Curtis' style of writing being quite compatible with that of Pilger.This reads rather like a John Pilger level book though without as many individual stories and human elements, Curtis choosing to focus far more on the hard traceable evidence to pummel the reader [...]

    5. a fascinating account of the deceitful role Britain has often played and in many ways still continues to play in the world, the book demonstrates many of the hypocrisies of British foreign policy. Particular emphasis is placed on how there is clearly one set of rules for nations in the developing world and another, particularly in the case of the US and the UK.

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