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In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power with Alfred McCoy

December 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Alfred McCoy: In the Shadows of the American Century

Alfred W. McCoy will draw upon his recent book “In the Shadows of the American Century,” to analyze the dynamics of the U.S. rise to global power, and the unique way Washington has exercised that global hegemony for the past 70 years, particularly the covert dimension. He will then analyze the geopolitical changes in the vast Eurasian land mass that are eroding US dominion, and the political manifestations of a US world order in crisis, including populism and hyper-nationalism.

Alfred W. McCoy is the J.R.W. Smail Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of “In the Shadows of the American Century” and “A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, From the Cold War to the War on Terror”.  McCoy has been recognized as “one of the world’s leading historians of Southeast Asia and an expert on Philippine political history, opium trafficking in the Golden Triangle, underworld crime syndicates, and international political surveillance.

Q & A after the program. Books will be available for purchase and signed by the author. This is a Free Event and open to the public – Refreshments will be served

This event has been initiated and is co-sponsored by the American Friends Service
Committee and the Campaign for Peace, Justice and Common Security, and co-sponsored by Haymarket Books.

Music by Dean Stevens, and Lorraine & Bennett Hammond

All Programs are held on the second floor in the Lothrop Auditorium. Wheelchair accessible. CCB is located near the Orange line- Back Bay or the Green line-Copley T Stops. On Street Parking and at Back Bay Parking Garage, 199 Clarendon Street.


December 10, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Community Church of Boston
(617) 266-6710


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(617) 266-6710