Neither Brussels nor Washington: Arguments for a British Foreign Policy Reply

By Sean Gabb

This book is available at Amazon.Com.

“The British Government is little more than a branch of the Pentagon”

So argues Sean Gabb in this controversial and stimulating book. He calls for a British foreign policy that is completely independent of both the European Union and the United States. He believes in particular that the British reliance, since 1940, on American support is both humiliating and dangerous. It has been one of the main causes for the growth of a police state, and has involved his country in a series of disastrous wars in the Islamic world.

While aware of the challenges presented by European Integration, Gabb argues that the American Empire is an “existential threat” to Britain, and hopes for the decline and fall of that empire. Speaking for the world in general, he says:

“We need to look forward to a world of renewed diversity, in which hundreds—or perhaps thousands—of nation states and other groupings can work out their destiny in ways consistent with their moral capacity and historic circumstances. This is not possible when American-backed death squads and remote control weapons of murder can be sent anywhere at the press of a button.”

This book is an open challenge to anyone who believes in a “special relationship” between Britain and America, or that American power is a force for good in international affairs.

Look inside to see the main Table of Contents. But these include:

  • General Introduction (2016)
  • A Critical Introduction by Daniel P. Mulroney
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Thoughts on the Serbian War
  • Clare Short: La Pasionaria of the Serbian War
  • Neville Chamberlain, Appeasement and the British Road to War
  • Late Published Thoughts on the American Bombings
  • Plain Thoughts on the Afghan War
  • What to do about Israel
  • Why Britain Should not Join in the War against Iraq
  • Washington and Brussels: Not Either or, Perhaps, but Both and
  • The War and Domestic Politics: A Prayer for Boredom
  • Tony Blair: An Appreciation
  • With Sorrow and with Anger
  • The Lessons of History
  • Patriotism and the War: Two Weeks On
  • Why Tony Blair Must be Destroyed: A Conservative Case
  • The War: Won but not Over
  • Why Criticising American Foreign Policy is not Anti-Americanism
  • Will Tony Blair Resign If He Turns Out to Have Lied About The “Weapons of Mass Destruction?

  • How Much Longer Must We Endure Tony Blair?
  • The War with Iraq: Nine Months After
  • Iraq: I Wish I Had Been Wrong
  • Washington and Brussels: Apology, Retraction, Clarification
  • Looking for Truth among the Propaganda: Towards a Critical Reading of the Media
  • Georgia: Another Neocon Farce?
  • In Defence of the British Empire
  • Military Intervention in Libya: The Errors of Muscular Libertarianism
  • Bravely Bombing the Boche: On the Morality of Killing Civilians in Time of War
  • Should David Cameron Apologise for Amritsar?
  • National Sovereignty or EU Membership: Which is the Least Bad Option?
  • The EU Referendum: Wake Me after the Defeat (May 2015)
  • Thoughts on the European Referendum: A Personal Attempt at Clarity (2016)
  • The European Right: A Speech Given in Washington (2014)
  • Death to America? (2016)
  • Enoch Powell: The Man and his Politics

Sean Gabb is a writer, broadcaster and academic. He lives in Kent with his wife and daughter.

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