Face of Imperialism

Face of Imperialism

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by Michael Parenti
     
 

ISBN-10: 159451917X

ISBN-13: 9781594519178

Pub. Date: 04/28/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In the last half-century we have witnessed a dramatic expansion of American corporate power into every corner of the world, accompanied by an equally awesome growth in U.S. military power. This book analyzes this global empire: what interests it serves and what effect it has on the peoples of the world and on their struggles for real democracy and social justice.

Overview

In the last half-century we have witnessed a dramatic expansion of American corporate power into every corner of the world, accompanied by an equally awesome growth in U.S. military power. This book analyzes this global empire: what interests it serves and what effect it has on the peoples of the world and on their struggles for real democracy and social justice. The enormous cost of this superpower expansionism is borne by the U.S. public. The empire feeds off the republic. A richly financed corporate-military complex is matched at home by increasing poverty, the defunding of state and local governments, drastic cutbacks in human services, decaying infrastructure, and impending ecological disaster. This book shows that the people of the targeted nations suffer expropriation of their communal wealth and natural resources, complete privatization and deregulation of their economies, loss of local markets, deterioration of their living standards, growing debt burdens, and the bloodstained suppression of their democratic movements. The empire s wars help maintain the international system of finance capital. Countries that attempt to pursue an independent course of self-development apart from global free-market capitalism are demonized as anti-American and anti-West and subjected to sanctions, economic strangulation, regime change, and if necessary, direct aerial attack and invasion."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594519178
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Thinking About Empire 1

Chapter 2 The Omnipresent Arsenal 13

Chapter 3 Why Rulers Seek Global Dominion 23

Chapter 4 Deliberate Design 35

Chapter 5 How Moneyed Interests Create Poor Nations 49

Chapter 6 Globalization for the Few 59

Chapter 7 Free Market Servitude 73

Chapter 8 Target Cuba 87

Chapter 9 Satellites or Enemies 101

Chapter 10 Rogue Imperium 119

Notes 135

Index 153

About the Author 160

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