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In The Darker Nations, praised internationally by critics as a welcome antidote to apologists for empire, award-winning historian Vijay Prashad tells the story of how the Cold War created the Third World-at once a political project, an anti-imperialist utopian vision, and a galvanizing ideology that transcended geography. Bringing to life the giants of the movement like India's Nehru, Egypt's Nasser, and Indonesia's Sukarno, as well as crucial events such as the now-forgotten Brussels conclave of the League Against Imperialism and the launch of the Third World project in Bandung, Indonesia, in 1955, Prashad's paradigm-busting history brilliantly restores to memory the flawed but vibrant idea of the Third World. Book jacket.
Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History and the director of international studies at Trinity College, Connecticut
Table of Contents
|Series Preface||p. ix|
|Paris: a concept conjured||p. 3|
|Brussels: the 1928 League against Imperialism||p. 16|
|Bandung: the 1955 Afro-Asian Conference||p. 31|
|Cairo: the 1961 Afro-Asian Women's Conference||p. 51|
|Buenos Aires: imagining an economy||p. 62|
|Tehran: cultivating an imagination||p. 75|
|Belgrade: the 1961 Non-Aligned Movement Conference||p. 95|
|Havana: the 1966 Tricontinental Conference||p. 105|
|Algiers: the perils of an authoritarian state||p. 119|
|La Paz: released from the barracks||p. 134|
|Bali: death of the Communists||p. 151|
|Tawang: war most foul||p. 165|
|Caracas: oil, the devil's excrement||p. 176|
|Arusha: socialism in a hurry||p. 191|
|New Delhi: the obituary of the Third World||p. 207|
|Kingston: IMF-led globalization||p. 224|
|Singapore: the lure of the Asian Road||p. 245|
|Mecca: when culture can be cruel||p. 260|
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