American Dream, Global Nightmare

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American Dream, Global Nightmare is a book by Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies (Icon Books, 2004).

This book presents the neoconservative ideology of Pax Americana as ten laws.[1]

  • Law 1: Fear is essential.
  • Law 2: Escape is the reason for being.
  • Law 3: Ignorance is bliss.
  • Law 4: America is the idea of nation.
  • Law 5: Democratisation of everything is the essence of America.
  • Law 6: American democracy has the right to be imperial and express itself through Empire.
  • Law 7: Cinema is the engine of Empire.
  • Law 8: Celebrity is the common currency of Empire.
  • Law 9: War is a necessity.
  • Law 10: American tradition and history are universal narratives applicable across all time and space.


  1. ^ Sardar, Ziauddin (November 2006). "The Return of the Neo-Kharjites" (PDF). Journal of Futures Studies. 11 (2): 119–124.