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The Best of Le Monde diplomatique 2012

Edited by Wendy Kristianasen


"Le Monde diplomatique offers a cool, reasoned, different view of the world's most pressing issues." - New York Review of Books

"Le Monde diplomatique is more than ever indispensable to readers who want to know what governments and consensus media will not tell them." - Eric Hobsbawm

Le Monde diplomatique is one of the most highly respected independent periodicals. Published monthly in French and English, it brings together a diverse range of high-calibre writers from across the world.

This book collects the paper's highlights from the last year. The articles have been carefully selected and are arranged around the key themes in our changing world including US imperialism, the financial crisis and the Arab Spring. Among the contributors are Slavoj Žižek, James K Galbraith and Philip S. Golub.

A perfect seasonal gift for anyone interested in global issues, The Best of Le Monde diplomatique goes beyond the news and illuminates the state of our planet.

Wendy Kristianasen is the editor of Le Monde diplomatique in English, and a writer and journalist on the Middle East and wider Muslim world.

Table of contents

Introduction

Part I THE WORLD IN CRISIS

Permanent crisis - Slavoj Zizek; Europe’s wakeup call - Serge Halimi;

Reform isn’t there - James K Galbraith; Iceland’s loud No - Robert Wade and Silla Sigurgeirsdottir

Part II EMPIRE

US and Empire - Philip S Golub; Obama’s missed opportunity - Eric Klinenberg; America’s new, angry right - Walter Benn Michaels; US left - Rick Fantasia

Part III …AND ACROSS THE WORLD

UK-US The end of the affair - Jean-Claude Sergeant; Germany - Henry Menudier; Cuba’s new socialism - Renaud Lambert; Japan - Martine Bulard; Sudan’s south succeeds - Gerard Prunier

Part IV IN THE ASCENDANT

China and India: it's a marriage - Christophe Jaffrelot; Brazil: we’ve got the power - Lamia Oualulou; Latin America and Iran - Nikolas Kozloff; Turkey - Wendy Kristianasen

Part V ZONES OF CONFLICT 

Palestine’s own spring - Alain Gresh; Afghanistan/Pakistan - Georges Lefeuvre; Iraq (Kurdistan) - Joost Hiltermann; North Korea - Philippe Pons; Sri Lanka: the time of triumphalism - Cédric Gouverneur

Part VI REVOLUTION: ‘ARAB SPRING'

Is this an Arab spring? - Georges Corm; To shoot, or not to shoot? - Salam Kawakabi and Bassma Kodmani; Power of the word in the Syrian intifada - Zenobie; Yemen knows what it doesn’t want - Laurent Bonnefoy; Egypt’s revolution is only beginning - Alain Gresh

Part VII THE QUESTION OF ISLAM 

Arab world and Islam - Hicham al Alaoui; Islamic challenge for Europe - Haenni & Amghar; Iran uncensored - Shervin Ahmadi; Islam in Indonesia - Wendy Kristianasen

Part VIII CITIES OF THE WORLD 

Urbanisation - Philip Golub; Detroit - Popelard; Hanoi - Xavier Montheard; Algiers - Popelard


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