Exploring Imperial Pathologies
Against The Current vol. 154

Ruff, Allen
http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/3360

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/09/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13817

The historical analysis of imperialism as a system of domination and subordination, of colonizer and colonized, of the “developed world” or global North over the “underdeveloped” global South, maintained for the benefit of the “imperial center” or “metropol” continues to evolve. Several recent studies focusing on the distortions, indeed the social and political pathologies inherent in the system, help to deepen our grasp of U.S. imperialism as something far greater and more complex than a system of economic and political relations.