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New World Notes: #488 -- The Costs of Empire, Part 1 (R), Segment 1

New World Notes: #488 -- The Costs of Empire, Part 1 (R), Segment 1

A brilliant, witty speech by MICHAEL PARENTI, delivered in 1994.

In Part 1, Parenti argues that the US is an imperial power. The goal of this empire is not national glory but rather increasing the profits of the Fortune 500. He shows how "neoimperialism" has replaced "direct-rule" imperialism, how empires cannibalize the republics from which they sprang, and how imperialism is a matter of class politics more than national politics.

With many examples from recent US history. Introduction by KD.

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