Modest Reflections on Hegemony and Global Democracy

Young, Iris Marion
April 2004
Theoria: A Journal of Social & Political Theory;Apr2004, Issue 103, p1
Academic Journal
The article discusses reasons for the U.S. war against Iraq. It sums up the hidden imperialization behind the exercise. Now the war being over, the reasons cited, their justifications and announcements need to be analyzed. Reasons leading to the war in Iraq, have been over-determined by a series of motives. Internal United States' pressures, oil, weapons of mass destruction and democracy being the foremost. However they can all be easily negated as the internal pressures in the U.S., oil being the motive. Iraqis could have used the weapons of mass destruction against them in the war had they had them and democratic set up in all nations is different.


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