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Ouroboros : Understanding the War Machine of Liberalism, Hardback Book

Ouroboros : Understanding the War Machine of Liberalism Hardback


Looking at partisan groups such as the FLN, the Vietcong, and the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan, Ouroboros: Understanding the War Machine of Liberalism assesses how they convert their knowledge of self into tactical and strategic advantages that nullify the Clausewitzian advantages in the distribution of military power.

Reynolds argues that liberalism has a global transformative mission that requires an ideologically democratic core and an illiberal periphery.

By assessing the ouroboros, which sees action as definitive and final, the book explains how it powers the new strategy of preemption that intervenes in the periphery, ostensibly to set up democratic, security-centered adjuncts.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 300 pages, 14 Graphs
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
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  • Category: Political science & theory
  • ISBN: 9781498590914

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