Over the last few weeks, as the situation in Syria and Iraq has deteriorated, we've seen politicians in the West become more bellicose about the "threat" of terrorism to our way of life.
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Condemnations have rightly been forthcoming from a whole range of senior figures from celebrities to government officials, less attention has been paid to the roots of the crisis.
Defence of 'blood for oil' distracts us from the deeper, systemic causes of the Crisis of Civilisation
While there is certainly much to celebrate in the values, principles and achievements we associate with modernity, Tony Blair's black and white vision is incapable of acknowledging that the expansion of global capitalism was and remains a deeply violent process.