[Empires Ally] E–book Ì Jerome Klassen
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in reading everything possible about s experience in Afghanistan And so when I found a reference to Empire s Ally Canada and the War in Afghanistan by Jerome Klassen and Greg Albo I was keen to et a copy When I finally did read it however I had to stand back and take some time To Digest It I Had Hoped This Book Would Give digest it I had hoped this book would ive insight into the military operations which are still unclear from the limited memoirs and journalist reports available Empire s Ally however does not do this Instead it is a collection the limited memoirs and journalist reports available Empire s Ally however does not do this Instead it is a collection essays by various contributors presenting an analysis at a policy level of why Canada sent military forces to Afghanistan as told from a political science perspective What is difficult for me is that many of these contributors present an extreme left wing socialist viewpoint which I was unprepared 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 their fields of expertise I had forgotten that Canada s missions in Afghanistan had been opposed by many Canadians and these contributors make ood points of why they were among this opposition I found 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. The war in Afghanistan has been a major policy commitment and central undertaking of the Canadian state since 2001 Canada has been a leading force 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.
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ialism These are just Too Extreme Points Of extreme points of for me to acceptThe trouble is after digesting the book I can see a thread of truth that runs through their arguments The current overnment of Stephen Harper seems all too ready to take on new military missions than previous overnments would have rejected and the foreign policies of the US overnment have in recent
than previous overnments would have rejected and the foreign policies of the US The Emotional Craft of Fiction
government have in recent caused problems than they have solved The Harperovernment 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 out from the extremes to inform public opinion It may indeed be that the country is slowly sliding down a slippery slope in dangerous times 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 fully agreed with and the initial chapters on the background of the Afghanistan campaign are pretty The Fire in Fiction Passion Purpose and Techniues to Make Your Novel Great
good but in the end the conclusion I am left with is what a disservice we have have done to the soldiers on theround and the legacy of the mission through a lack of transparency and clear direction from the highest levels of overnment down through the military and foreign affairs hierarchie. An to provide context for Canadian foreign 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. Were possible The arguments made are entirely Negative Surely There Was Some Surely there was some value to the missions and surely some of the senior politicians overnment officials and military officers simply wanted to bring a better life to Afghans I would have hoped this was the case The Gift Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World
given the fact that Canadians ineneral 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 American foreign policies and military strategy was driven by the neocons in power like Donald Rumsfeld 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 for 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 Foreign Policy
that Canadian foreign policy embedded in the economic and political agenda of a domestic class that advances a particular set of interests through an alliance with US impe. 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 Story and Other Stories
government documents think tank and NGO reports international media files and interviews in Afghanist.