The Third World was not a place, argues Vijay Prashad. It was a project. This book is a paradigm-shifting history of both a utopian concept and global movement the idea of the Third World. The Darker Nations traces the intellectual origins and the political history of the attempt to knit together the world s impoverished countries in opposition to the United States and Soviet spheres of influence in the decades following World War II, as nation after nation across Asia, Africa and South America gained political independence from colonial rule.Traversing continents, Vijay Prashad s fascinating narrative takes us from the birth of postcolonial nations after World War II to the downfall and corruption of nationalist regimes.The Darker Nations restores to memory the vibrant though flawed idea of the Third World, whose demise, Prashad ultimately argues, has produced a much impoverished international political arena.In 1981, during the summer, I wrote a short essay as a school project on the history of oil. My father introduced me to Anthony Sampsona#39;s The Seven Sisters, and to the complex history of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countriesanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Darker Nations- A Biography of the Short-Lived Third World|
|Publisher||:||LeftWord Books - 2007|