The Face of Imperialism

The Face of Imperialism

by Michael Parenti


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The Face of Imperialism by Michael Parenti

The relationship between US economic and military power is not often considered within mainstream commentary. Similarly the connection between US military interventions overseas and US domestic problems is rarely considered in any detail. In this brilliant new book, Michael Parenti reveals the true face of US imperialism. He documents how it promotes unjust policies across the globe including expropriation of natural resources, privatisation, debt burdens and suppression of democratic movements. He then demonstrates how this feeds into deteriorating living standards in the US itself, leading to increased poverty, decaying infrastructure and impending ecological disaster. The Face of Imperialism redefines empire and imperialism and connects the crisis in the US with its military escapades across the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594519185
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/2011
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 347,693
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Michael Parenti (Ph.D., Yale University) is an internationally known, award-winning author, scholar, and lecturer who addresses a wide variety of political and cultural subjects. Among his recent books are Waiting for Yesterday (2013), The Face of Imperialism (2011), God and His Demons (2010), and Democracy for the Few, 9th edition (2010).

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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