Freedom From America

For Safeguarding Democracy & the Economic & Cultural Integrity of Peoples

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Author
Robert Corfe
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£14.99, US$ 23.99, €21.50
ISBN
978-0-9543161-5-0
Dewey Classification
973.9’3
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Pages
xix/222
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About The Author

Robert Corfe is a prolific writer who has written extensively on the benefits of social capitalism. He is a political scientist and businessman, with considerable experience of political life, and in this book he sets out the arguments for a worldwide systematic anti-Americanism, as the only means for reviving effective democracy. For many years he was a senior manager in manufacturing industry, and later a management consultant advising SMEs, usually in the engineering sector.

He is also the author of two autobiographical books under different pseudonyms: Death in Riyadh dark secrets in hidden Arabia (Geoff Carter), based on his experiences as a businessman in the Middle East in the 1980s, and, My Conflict with a Soviet Spy the story of the Ron Evans spy case (Eddie Miller), based on his adventures in Scandinavia in the 1960s. In 1987 he founded the Campaign For Industry, to which he was elected Chairman, and for which he wrote many pamphlets on the problems of contemporary business. His broad experience, frequent travels overseas, and years of residence in Continental Europe have given him a unique perspective of socio-economic issues.

About The Book

Anti-Americanism has now become an imperative for the sanity and stability of the world. Over the past 30 years almost every foreign adventure of the US has led to failure in compounding existing problems, and after the withdrawal of her forces, conditions have been left worse than when she intervened. Added to that is the resistance of her government to recognise the reality of global warming, and most recently, blundering policies have instigated a series of unexpected terrorist outrages on innocent victims which have made the world a more dangerous place.

There are many justifications for anti-Americanism, but there is one which rises above all others: viz., a financial-industrial system which clashes with the long traditions of the social democracies in Europe and the Far East. Two incompatible capitalist systems have emerged amongst the advanced industrial economies in the post-War period: the Rentier capitalism of the US, and the Productive capitalism of Europe and the Far East. Each is guided by its own ideology, the neo-liberalism of America versus the social democracy (a broad term transcending party politics) of Europe and the Far East Tiger economies.

With America emerging as the clear victor of the Cold War in 1989, her government and corporations have been sufficiently confident to impose their financial-industrial system on the rest of the world, and this is proving disastrous to the social democratic consensus and welfare policies built up since 1945 and before. The argument is propagated that the European system is no longer viable, and must therefore surrender to the American way and globalisation, but this is shown to be a fiction invented by US policy makers.

There is an in-depth analysis of American culture which explains its political system, and the US is revealed to be very far from a true democracy. It is in Europe and elsewhere where the ideals of democracy, justice and equity are best promoted. The final chapters home-in on a European resolution to the most difficult problems of our time, viz., saving the environment; the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and how to de-fuse the causes of Terror. The book is an appeal for the cause of civilisation, social justice and equity for all humanity.