Obama Does Globalistan

Escobar, Pepe

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This essay is a companion to my own Globalistan, published in early 2007, which I defined as a warped geopolitical travel book. I argued then that in a context of re-medievalization - the world fragmented into “stans” - we are now living an intestinal war, an undeclared global civil war. Borrowing from Zygmunt Bauman’s concept of liquid modernity, I called it Liquid War - and not only because of the global scramble for “black gold” oil and “blue gold” gas. <p> Globalistan was essentially a long