More on the theme: To understand the process of the past (how the invisible hand ransacked our political process) or contemplate and anticipate the future with awareness to do it better, the follwing paper / you can get hold of the book if you want/ is by all means worth an attentive reading :
Synopsis of the book, by the author:
Third World War
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
by Monty G. Marshall
Public electronic copy of the book on Internet:
“This Web page provides access to an electronic copy of the book Third World War: System, Process, and Conflict Dynamics by Monty G. Marshall (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999). The several Adobe Acrobat files listed in the table below provide exact reproductions of the original published text and are citeable as they stand. The book contains a systems analysis of violent conflict within the dynamic context of societal-systems development and the diffusion of insecurity through complex societal networks. The “third world war” is the most recent of the global systemic wars of the twentieth century that have characterized the deconstruction and transformation of the Euro-centric “colonial” global system in the age of complex technological systems, mass communication, and open information. The “Third Word war” plagues the newly independent states of the Third World as they struggle to establish modern, central authority and guide their societies, distorted by years, decades, and, even, centuries of foreign domination, through the enormous challenges and pressures of the Cold War and Globalization Eras. The wars in the Third World are largely domestic conflicts fought primarily by amatuers. The book theorizes a syndrome of pervasive insecurity and arrested development; it documents and explains the spatial patterns of protracted political violence in the aftermath of the Second World War; a period of steadily increasing magnitudes of violence, state failures, and humanitarian crises leading to the end of the Cold War and the beginning of the Globalization Era. Click on the links in the left-hand column in the table below to view or download individual chapters and supporting documents in PDF format; files are readable in Adobe Acrobat Reader.” (My emphasis).