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Articles from Vol. 55, No. 3, July-August

Can U.S. Workers Embrace Anti-Imperialism?
No doubt one is a wretched plebeian harassed by debts and military service, but, to make up for it, one is a Roman citizen, one has one's share in the task of ruling other nations and dictating their laws. --Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion...
Confronting the Empire
From the 1980s on, and with the collapse of the Soviet system, the ruling class in the United States, whether Democrat or Republican, began drawing up a hegemonic program. Carried away by its military power, and without any competitor able to temper...
Construction of an Enemy
Remember the Nazi technique: "pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer!" President Franklin D. Roosevelt (January 1942) admonishing Americans not to discriminate against aliens, weeks before...
Fifty Years Ago. (Monthly Review)
[T]he United States Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas...issued a...stay of execution for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg pending consideration by the courts of a new legal point raised by lawyers acting on behalf of the condemned couple....[But]...
Homeland Imperialism: Fear and Resistance
The creation and cultivation on of fear is one of the pillars of empire both abroad and within the imperial "homeland." And that fear is always accompanied by the threat of discipline, punishment, and violence. Every state uses violence to enforce...
Notes on the Antiwar Movement
The movement against the war in Iraq was the largest antiwar movement that has ever taken place. Even in the United States, where opposition to the war was not as large as in many other parts of the world, demonstrations against the war grew with astonishing...
Prospects for Anti-Imperialism: Coming to Terms with Our Own Bourgeoisie
In building an anti-imperialist movement--that is, a movement that can ultimately transform the American empire--we will need all the help we can get from objective contradictions. Two of the contradictions increasingly looked to have been that of...
The Global Minotaur
It is now common in Europe and Japan to consider the United States the economic model to emulate. With their economies continuing along the road of prolonged stagnation, mainstream commentators in Europe and Japan are busily seeking out the causes...
The Grid of History: Cowboys and Indians
We were like Custer. We were surrounded. --Sgt. James J. Riley explaining why he ordered surrender in an engagement in Nasirlyali, Iraq on March 23, 2003. (1) At the onset of the U.S. military invasion of Iraq, Senator Robert Byrd emotionally...
The New Age of Imperialism
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...
The New Geopolitics
The war in Iraq has reconfigured the global geopolitical landscape in many ways, some of which may not be apparent for years or even decades to come. It has certainly altered the U.S. relationship with Europe and the Middle East. But its impact goes...
The Parameters of Resistance
This is written as a very meager tribute to the work done by the Monthly Review group led by Paul Sweezy, Leo Huberman, Harry Magdoff, Harry Braverman and all their colleagues to alert us during the last half century and more about the dangers posed...
The Two Wings of the Eagle
Peter Marcuse has written (Monthly Review, July-August 2000) that globalization "is a nonconcept in most usages: a simple catalogue of everything that seems different since, say, 1970, whether advances in information technology, widespread use of air...
U.S. Hegemony Today
American hegemony since 1945 has been structurally different in its degree and type of dominance from that of any other power in the history of capitalism. Instead of simply being the biggest power with the biggest capitalism among a number of great...
U.S. Weakness and the Struggle for Hegemony
I am going to start with two things with which I think nearly all MR readers will probably agree. One, imperialism is an integral part of the capitalist world-economy. It is not a special phenomenon. It has always been there. It always will be there...
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