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ISBN: 1842775774
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ISBN: 1842775774
Author: Boron, atilio
Publisher: Arawak publications

In 2001, the Harvard scholar Michael Hardt and the independent Italian left wing intellectual Toni Negri published a modern critique of imperialism. The book was widely criticized by left wing intellectuals who felt that the book posed unfortunate implications for political resistance to imperialism, and that it ignored both the experience and intellectual analysis of thinkers from the South. Atilio Boron is one of those. He argues that Hardt and Negri's concept of "imperialism without an address", though well intentioned, ignores most of the fundamental parameters of imperialism. The nation state, far from weakening, remains a crucial agent of capitalism, deploying a large arsenal of economic weaponry to protect and extend its position and actively promoting globalization in its own interests. Boron (political theory, U. of Buenos Aires) takes on the conventional wisdom about the "emerging world order" and the notion that developing countries will serve as partners in progress. In his opinion, contrary to those of Hardt and Negri, old-fashioned imperialism persists. The idea of the nation-state, Boron warns, does not wither any more than totalitarian capitalism withers under globalism. Distributed by Palgrave Macmillan.