Imperialism has long been the subject of sharp debates. Now Tom O’Lincoln offers an original study of Australia’s ruthless participation in the imperialist system. Left analysts have often accused Australia’s rulers of being ‘lapdogs’ for the great powers, notably the US and the UK. O’Lincoln’s analysis of Australia’s ‘boutique imperialism’ gives us a very different portrayal: of a ruling class out to extract maximum benefits for itself from calculated interventions into the conflicts wracking global capitalism.
This new edition has been issued as part of the Tom O’Lincoln Legacy Project, which aims to publish revised editions of all Tom O’Lincoln’s books with modern designs and available on print-on-demand.
“A convincing, myth-busting survey of the history of Australian imperialism.”
-Rick Kuhn, Australian Marxist scholar, activist and Deutscher Prize winner.