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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 Mich. AMAZING 1010 book highly highly highly recommended

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The Face of ImperialismAel 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 d. An extremely informative read on the destructive forces of especially American Western imperialism during the past 50 years Parenti again amazes us with his incredibly detailed analysis of how the dominant paradigm in any given capitalist state is a force that is used against a nation's own people to combat proletarian resistance Parenti gives lists and lists of US interventionism and the detriments that it has caused third world countries such as the numerous coups in Latin America and larger operations like Indonesia under Suharto Transnationals are shown to influence and at times determine foreign policy under the guise of democracy and spreading freedom Treaties and organizations like NAFTA the EU the UN and NATO are not freedom fighters for the people but rather money makers for the richest1%

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review The Face of Imperialism 103 ☆ 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 Eteriorating 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 worl. Thinking back on the past 50 years of US history the many wars fought or sponsored by the US government the growth of privatization the increase in state surveillance and state secrecy the decline of labor unions the ever increasing disparity in wealth the ongoing and escalating attacks on the social safety net looking back on this many liberals conclude that 'mistakes have been made' After each war the liberals who initially supported the war look back and say they were mistaken not because the war itself was inherently unjust or illegal but because it was managed 'disastrously' or 'incompetently' When social programs are cut back or eliminated liberals blame it on the misguided policies of conservatives though usually you will find a significant plurality of Democrats in Congress who 'compromised' to pass the cutbacks So again the policies are simply 'misguided' and a result of political accidentParenti puts this nonsense to bed US policies are not a series of blunders and mismanagement but follow a logic of late stage imperialism He makes a strong case for the intentionality of the policies that have brought us to where we are The end goal is concentration of all wealth in a few hands leaving the rest of us in a state of debt peonage with political and economic power eually concentrated