Jerome Klassen ☆ 6 characters
Sfeld Dick Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz But I can t believe that this carried Canadian policies to the extreme that the editors take it such as when they declare that the Afghan war was an opening or the Canadian state to develop a set of military and security doctrines that would match and support the internationalization of Canadian corporate investment Or that Canadian oreign policy is embedded in the economic and political agenda of a domestic capitalist class that advances a particular set of interests through an alliance with US imperialism These are just too extreme points of view or me to acceptThe trouble is after digesting the book I can see a thread of truth that runs through their arguments The current government of Stephen Harper seems all too ready to take on new military missions than previous governments would have rejected and the P.I. Daddys Personal Mission (The Coltons of Montana, foreign policies of the US government have in recent years caused problems than they have solved The Harper government seems to have an increasingly harsh right wing conservative driven view of the world which does not sit comfortably with many Canadians Maybe the dissent voiced by these political science academics needs to be heard considered and those of their arguments which are reasoned sifted outrom the extremes to inform public opinion It may indeed be that the country is slowly sliding down a slippery slope in dangerous time. An to provide context Say Youll Stay And Marry Me for Canadianoreign policy to offer critical perspectives on the war itself and to link the conflict to broader issues of political economy international relations and Canada's role on the world stage Spanning academic and public debates Empire's Ally opens a new line of argument on why the mission has entered a stage of cris.
Nprepared Rafaellos Mistress forHow to rate this book I have to admit I was put off by the critical arguments made by the contributors who are no doubt respected academics in theirields of expertise I had The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, forgotten that Canada s missions in Afghanistan had been opposed by many Canadians and these contributors make good points of why they were among this opposition Iound it distressing however that their arguments are so critical that they seemed skewed towards a one side polemic of the issue I would have like to have seen a balanced perspective if such were possible The arguments made are entirely negative Surely there was some positive value to the missions and surely some of the senior politicians government officials and military officers simply wanted to bring a better life to Afghans I would have hoped this was the case given the Rascal fact that Canadians in general want to make the world a better place when they can In this regard Greg Albo s criticism of the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team is a harsh one sided view when he states that military objectives dominate the PRT that development is subordinated to military strategy and that both are designed to stabilize capitalist development in Afghanistan The authors arguments are based on a selected record of actual events It was true that Americanoreign policies and military strategy was driven by the neocons in power like Donald Rum. Assess Canada's role in the conflict An authoritative and strongly analytical work Empire's Ally provides a much needed critical investigation into one of the most polarizing events of our timeThis collection draws on new primary evidence including government documents think tank and NGO reports international media iles and interviews in Afghanist.
Well researched and logical arguments that I couldn t agree with because of the over arching socialist rhetoric There are a numerous points that I ully agreed with and the initial chapters on the background of the Afghanistan campaign are pretty good but in the end the conclusion I am left with is what a disservice we have have done to the soldiers on the ground and the legacy of the mission through a lack of transparency and clear direction What Would You Like? from the highest levels of government down through the military andoreign affairs hierarchies For some time I have been interested in reading everything possible about Canada s experience in Afghanistan And so when I Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, found a reference to Empire s Ally Canada and the War in Afghanistan by Jerome Klassen and Greg Albo I was keen to get a copy When Iinally did read it however I had to stand back and take some time to digest it I had hoped this book would give Cinderella for a Night (36 Hours, further insight into the military operations which are still unclearrom the limited memoirs and journalist reports available Empire s Ally however does not do this Instead it is a collection of essays by various contributors presenting an analysis at a policy level of why Canada sent military Friend Foe forces to Afghanistan as toldrom a political science perspective What is difficult The Longevity Diet for me is that many of these contributors present an extreme left wing socialist viewpoint which I was The war in Afghanistan has been a major policy commitment and central undertaking of the Canadian state since 2001 Canada has been a leadingorce in the war and has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on aid and reconstruction After a decade of conflict however there is considerable debate about the efficacy of the mission as well as calls to re.