Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture and Education 2015
ISBN 978-967-13140-3-6

Harold Pinter: The New World Order Anti-Imperialistic Attitudes towards U.S. Foreign Policy and Hegemony Worldwide

Vafa Nadernia

Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas Branch, Iran


The objective of present study is to probe anti-imperialistic notions of the English playwright Harold Pinter against U.S. foreign policy and its imposing hegemony worldwide in one of his political plays called The New World Order. The play was written in 1991 and performed on July 19th of the same year at Royal court Theatre, London. The theoretical framework of the study focuses on the elements of Imperialistic doctrines such as the Extension of Power and Authority; Hierarchy and Totalitarianism; Dominance and Subservience; and Establishment and Power Brutality. The findings of this study demonstrate that United States of America acts as an intimidate figure in the international scene and politically strives to transform the weaker countries to their knees in front of American Imperialism. The major implication of the present research is to depict that the practitioners of U.S. foreign policy cunningly trace an intangible economic and political hegemony worldwide to achieve their imperialistic goals and capitalistic interests.


Harold Pinter, the New World Order, Imperialism, Hegemony, U.S. Foreign Policy

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