By Samir Amin

Samir Amin's formidable new ebook argues that the continued American undertaking to dominate the area via army strength has its roots in ecu liberalism, yet has constructed definite gains of liberal ideology in a brand new and uniquely harmful method. the place eu political tradition because the French Revolution has given a critical position to values of equality, the yankee kingdom has built to serve the pursuits of capital on my own, and is now exporting this version in the course of the international. American imperialism, Amin argues, should be way more barbaric than previous varieties of imperialism, pillaging normal assets and destroying the lives of the poor.

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

In a wide ranging evaluation, Amin examines the goals and results of yankee coverage within the diversified areas of the area. He concludes by way of outlining the demanding situations confronted through these resisting the yankee venture at the present time: redefining ecu liberalism at the foundation of a brand new compromise among capital and hard work, re-establishing unity one of the humans of the South, and reconstructing an internationalism that serves the pursuits of areas which are presently divided opposed to each one other.

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