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The Nature of US Imperialism, 2014

Posted on the 29 April 2014 by Calvinthedog

A friend sent me this email:

Paul Craig Roberts expressed the view in his recent book The Failure of Laissez-Faire Capitalism that the reason the U.S. has become increasingly hostile to Russia is that the U.S. wishes to prevent a coalition of Europe (especially Germany) and Russia.

That is a common view, because it happens to be true. As you may have noticed, there’s currently a thread about that at FDL. I’ll try to get a hold of that book. It is very nice to see the left wing of the Democratic Party finally attacking US imperialist foreign policy! Yay! That trend in US politics has been supporting US imperialism for far too long.

From the Firedog Lake link:

By hollowing out its manufacturing industry and becoming a net debtor nation, the US got itself into the position that the only way the only way it can maintain its hegemonic status is by using its military power and the international institutions it created after WW II and still controls. The US no longer has anything to offer the world except coercion. If it hadn’t relinquished its position of being the world’s factory to China (a main theme of Roberts’), it would not have to worry about controlling other peoples’ natural resources.

This is what’s really going on here folks. Forget all the lies you are being told about the Ukraine. This is the real truth!


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