Today's reactionaries don't seem to be interested in a new world war, but in a clash between North and South, rich and poor.
Gilbert Achcar is a professor at SOAS, University of London. His most recent books are Marxism, Orientalism, Cosmopolitanism (2013), The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising (2013), and Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising (2016).
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The discourse of war is already upon us. But it must be resisted.