This review aims to evaluate and discuss this ‘neo-imperialist’ strategy, both from an extrinsic and intrinsic point of view. It also aims to evaluate the alternative strategies proposed by the author.
It is useful to begin with some discussion of what we mean by strategy. Strategy is concerned with the achievement of goals; the most efficient and beneficial (to those creating the goals) way of achieving these, while attempting to plan for problems and events that may arise ...
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... our newspapers, magazines and publishing houses are owned – and manipulated – by gigantic international corporations. Our media is part of the coporatocracy” (p 221).
There is immense difficulty in attempting to convince the average person to adopt the lifestyle changes that Perkins suggests, partly because “this corporatocracy is ourselves – we make it happen” (p 217). If we are extensions of the corporatocracy, it is no surprise that self-centredness is the dominant personal strategy in the western world. Therefore, Perkins has a very difficult task in trying to persuade us –albeit from a compelling ethical platform – to take a substantial reduction in our (material) quality of life. Indeed, it took Perkins many years to change his occupation, despite his close personal experience of the damage the system causes, and despite being financially very comfortable.
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