The Neighbour From Hell: Two Centuries of Australian Imperialism

The Neighbour From Hell: Two Centuries of Australian Imperialism

Tom O'Lincoln

Imperialism has long been the subject of sharp debates. Now Tom O'Lincoln offers an original study of Australia's ruthless participation in the imperialist system. Left analysts have often accused Australia's rulers of being "lapdogs" for the great powers, notably the United States and Great Britain. O'Lincoln's analysis of Australia's "boutique imperialism" gives us a very different portrayal: that of a ruling class out to extract maximum benefits for itself from calculated interventions into the conflicts wracking global capitalism.

This book is another of Tom O'Lincoln's distinctive contributions to Marxist history.

About the Author

Tom O'Lincoln has been active in left politics since 1967, in Germany, the US and Australia. He is the author of many books including Into the Mainstream: the Decline of Australian Communism; Years of Rage: Social Conflicts in the Fraser Era; Australia's Pacific War: Challenging a National Myth and 'The Expropriators are Expropriated' and Other Writings on Marxism (Interventions 2015) . His political memoirs, The Highway is for Gamblers, was published by Interventions in 2017.