The New Age of Imperialism

From: Alejandro Valle Baeza (avalleb@PRODIGY.NET.MX)
Date: Sun Aug 10 2003 - 17:19:44 EDT

The New Age of Imperialism
by John Bellamy Foster

Imperialism is meant to serve the needs of a ruling class much more than a nation. It has nothing to do with democracy. Perhaps for that reason it has often been characterized as a parasitic phenomenon-even by critics as astute as John Hobson in his 1902 classic, Imperialism: A Study. And from there it is unfortunately all too easy to slide into the crude notion that imperialist expansion is simply a product of powerful groups of individuals who have hijacked a nation's foreign policy to serve their own narrow ends.
Full article in Monthly Review July-August 2003:

John Bellamy Foster is an editor, of Monthly Review. He is the author of Marx's Ecology: Materialism and Nature and The Vulnerable Planet, and co-editor of Hungry for Profit: The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment, and Ecology Against Capitalism all published by Monthly Review Press.

-Notes From
the Editors
-U.S. Weakness and the Struggle for Hegemony
by Immanuel Wallerstein
 -The New Geopolitics
by Michael Klare 
 -The Two Wings of the Eagle
by William K. Tabb 
 -The Grid of History: Cowboys and Indians
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
 -Can U.S. Workers Embrace Anti-Imperialism?
by William Fletcher, Jr.
 -Notes on the Antiwar Movement 
by Barbara Epstein 
 -Construction of an Enemy
by Eleanor Stein 
 -Homeland Imperialism: Fear and Resistance
by Bernardine Dohrn
 -The Parameters of Resistance
by Amiya Kumar Bagchi

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