The American Scheme

Three Essays

Vijay Prashad


Three Essays Collective, New Delhi, 2002

101 pages

Price INR 100.00
Book Club Price INR 75.00

Poverty, racism and sexism are rife within the US, but, in truth, the conditions for major social change are not yet in evidence. This short book of three essays offers an assessment of the contradictions of US life, of the attempts by its economic and political managers to stabilize their dominance (by incarceration, mainly), and of the few social agents at work to transform what Mao called a “paper tiger.” The paper tiger continues to growl—this is the subject of Vijay Prashad’s short book of essays.

Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad is the Executive Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Darker Nations: A Biography of the Short-Lived Third World and The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South (both from LeftWord). His most recent book is Red Star Over the Third World (LeftWord 2017). He writes regularly for FrontlineThe HinduAlternet and BirGun. He is Chief Editor at LeftWord Books.