The Liberal Virus: Permanent War and the Americanization of the World

The Liberal Virus: Permanent War and the Americanization of the World

Samir Amin


Samir Amin's formidable new booklet argues that the continuing American undertaking to dominate the area via army strength has its roots in ecu liberalism, yet has built convinced positive factors of liberal ideology in a brand new and uniquely risky method. the place eu political tradition because the French Revolution has given a principal position to values of equality, the yankee nation has built to serve the pursuits of capital by myself, and is now exporting this version in the course of the international. American imperialism, Amin argues, can be way more barbaric than prior kinds of imperialism, pillaging traditional assets and destroying the lives of the poor.

The Liberal Virus examines the ways that the yank version is being imposed at the global, and descriptions its monetary and political outcomes. It exhibits how either citizenship and sophistication attention are diluted in "low-intensity democracy" and argues as a substitute for democratization as an ongoing process—of basic significance for human progress—rather than a set constitutional formulation designed to help the common sense of capital accumulation.

In a breathtaking assessment, Amin examines the goals and results of yank coverage within the varied areas of the realm. He concludes through outlining the demanding situations confronted by way of these resisting the yank venture at the present time: redefining eu liberalism at the foundation of a brand new compromise among capital and exertions, re-establishing cohesion one of the humans of the South, and reconstructing an internationalism that serves the pursuits of areas which are at present divided opposed to each one other.

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