Contrary to the prevailing views of the mainstream, social scientist Immanuel Wallerstein argues that the principal crisis facing the US and the world is t terrorism, but rather the decline of American power and the decay in the organizational structures of the world system. The book analyses this process and discusses some of the major real and false themes of our times: globalization, Islam, racism, democracy, intellectuals and the left.
Immanuel Wallerstein is Senior Research Scholar at Yale University and Director of the Fernand Braudel Center at Binghamton University. He is the author of 'The Modern World-System'. After 'Liberalism', 'Utopistics' and most recently, 'The End of the World As We Know It'. He lives in the United States