The Face of Imperialism

The Face of Imperialism

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, ©2011.
ISBN: 9781594519185
Branch Call Number: 325.3209 PARENTI
Characteristics: vii, 159 pages ; 23 cm


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May 24, 2017

An excoriating account of the use of power, mainly in the USA, in the form of corporate pursuit of maximum profit. Venezuela, Iraq, Indonesia, Honduras, Yugoslavia and other countries, are or have been, on Parenti's account, targeted for demolition to be rebuilt for the best environment for exploitation. The theoretical basis he uses for this account, insofar as I can discern it, is irrefutable, in the bad sense that there is no amount of evidence that can disconfirm it, that is, it can't be falsified.

Jan 18, 2013

One of the greatest thinkers of our time, and definitely the greatest American thinkers (similar category: Michael Hudson, Chris Hedges, Donald Gibson, Glenn Greenwald, Glen Ford, Nomi Prins, Arun Gupta, Christian Parenti, etc.), enlightens and expounds on our present existence. Many may not realize that one of the top people on the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, John McCloy, while at the World Bank, refused loans to the country of Guatemala on the basis that Guatemala wanted to institute equitable land reforms and decent workers' wages. (The other top guy on the Warren Commission was the former CIA director whom President Kennedy had fired!) [I would most respectfully and humbly rate the five greatest thinkers in the history of the Western Hemisphere as (1) Leonardo da Vinci, (2) G.F.B. Riemann, (3) Thorstein Veblen, (4) Martin Luther King, Jr., and (5) Michael Parenti.]


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