Re: American Imperialism?

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sat Mar 18 2000 - 22:19:02 MST

>From: Robert Owen <>
>Zero Powers wrote:
> > Right, that is *not* imperialism. Imperialism is extending a nation's
> > authority by territorial acquisition or by the establishment of economic
> > political hegemony over other nations. The US is not doing this. We
> > basically acting as the referee in the world's international wrestling
> > matches, and enforcing the rules when we notice low blows. No, no one
> > appointed us as the referee, but we're the biggest kid on the block and
> > assumed the role of shot caller by default. Maybe its a good thing,
> > its not. But it is definitely *not* imperialism.
> >
>I should think we would want to distinguish colonial and
>strictly economic imperialism.

Perhaps. But even so the US is not even engaging in economic imperialism.
Sure the world is our market, but it is also our supplier. In fact afaik we
have the biggest trade deficit on the planet.


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