Empire Abroad, Empire At Home

Moser, Richard
Date Written:  2017-04-26
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2017
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20615

The institutions and ideas U.S. elites used to project "full spectrum dominance" onto the global stage have eventually become part of the political order in the U.S. It is empire -- most of all -- that dooms democracy. As corporations have an insatiable drive for profit, empires have an insatiable drive for power.



As the institutions of representative democracy become weaker and weaker — devoted only to serving the corporate power and global empire — the need for social control of the people becomes greater and greater.

Police often get military training appropriate to an occupation force, training that emphasizing weapons rather than conflict resolution.

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