The american empire and its media
The collapse of the american empire?
I’d talk about how multiple conquest wars have centered the historical dynamic in the United States between coercion and approval, a widespread distrust of institutional power and a missionaryzeal to broaden democracy, and national interest and universal values—all problems that have both fuelled and restricted the use of state power in North America and the rest of the world. In short, my ultimate goal would be to understand the historical roots of American imperialism. 5. Ann Farnsworth-Alvear, University of Pennsylvania, History “Learning from the Latin American Left: the idea of ‘Internal Colonialism’ and its present utility.” I expect to explore how Latin American academics have used and continue to use the word “internalcolonialism,” with the aim of evaluating its broader usefulness. The term originated from Latin America’s long and varied association with Empires of different stripes, and is most frequently associated with criticisms of racism and genocidal practices committed against the indigenous peoples of the Americas. For scholars interested in current forms of direct and indirect US influence in the world, both that long relationship and this essential definition are instructive.
The decline of the american empire | empire
The CFR and its close to 5000 elite members have dominated US foreign policy and public discourse for decades, having been established in 1921 as a private, bipartisan organization to “awaken America to its worldwide responsibilities.” They turned the American republic into a multinational empire, but a “benevolent” one, as a well-known Council member famously explained.
The CFR’s extensive media network and its two major international affiliate organizations, the Bilderberg Group (mainly covering the US and Europe) and the Trilateral Commission (covering North America, Europe, and East Asia), both established by Council leaders to foster elite cooperation at the global level, are depicted for the first time in the following illustration, based on official membership rosters.
Former Washington Post senior editor and ombudsman Richard Harwood characterized the Council and its members as “the closest thing we have to a ruling establishment in the United States” in a column titled “Ruling Class Journalists.”
How is china challenging the american empire
I recently wrote that we appeared to welcome ourselves into any world dispute under the allegedly respectable aims of avoiding the spread of socialism, drugs, and terrorism. Were globalists, on the other hand, secretly using these causes to create an American Empire? I had to come to this conclusion as a college professor who has taught current affairs for over 40 years.
The United States’ foreign policy seems to have changed from defense to offense. No empire in history has ever dominated or affected as much territory as we do now. This is referred to as “globalism,” in which the United States becomes not only the world’s only superpower, but also its “real” government. Globalism necessitates a global military and a media that remains silent on the subject. Both are now available to us.
Today, Wikipedia reports that US troops are stationed in “more than 150 countries” around the world, with thousands of military personnel still serving in countries that were involved in World War II 73 years ago. About a third of our forces are stationed outside of the United States, in locations like Aruba, Bahrain, Kenya, and Qatar, which most Americans have never heard of. And we have about 800 military bases all over the world, all in the name of “our” national security.
American empire collapse: it’s about to get much worse
Niall Ferguson is a Harvard University history professor, a Hoover Institution senior fellow, and a senior research fellow at Jesus College, Oxford. Colossus: The Price of America’s Empire is his most recent novel (2004).
First and foremost, a very great force that has made its mark on an era’s foreign affairs… a polity that rules over vast territories and many races, since managing space and multiethnicity is one of empire’s great perennial dilemmas… By definition, an empire is not a polity governed with the express consent of its peoples… [However], empires can turn themselves into global federations or even nation states through a process of assimilation of peoples and democratization of institutions. 1
It’s possible to be much more specific than that. I’ve attempted a basic typology in the table below to capture the variety of types that can be grouped under the heading empire. It’s important to remember that the table is meant to be read as a menu rather than a grid. For example, an empire may be an oligarchy at home, seeking to procure raw materials from other countries in order to increase foreign trade, primarily by military means, introducing a capitalist economy, serving the interests of its ruling class, and fostering a hierarchical social structure. Another empire might be a democracy at home, with the aim of ensuring stability and providing peace as a public good, governing primarily by corporations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), promoting a mixed economy, serving the needs of all citizens, and encouraging assimilation.