FTAA, The Hydra's New Head
Against The Current vol. 90

Hart-Landsberg, Martin
http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/1529

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/01/2001
Year Published:  2001  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12974

Capitalism in many ways is like the mythical hydra of Greek legend, a gigantic serpent with multiple heads, the center one being immortal; every time an attacker chopped off one of its outer heads, two others grew in its place. It was killed by Heracles, with the assistance of his charioteer Iolaus. As Heracles chopped off a head, Iolaus would burn its neck cavity to keep new heads from growing. Eventually they were able to reach the center head and sever it from the body.

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