The Liberal Virus: Permanent War And The Americanization Of The World

The Liberal Virus Permanent War And The Americanization Of The World Samir Amin s ambitious new book argues that the ongoing American project to dominate the world through military force has its roots in European liberalism but has developed certain features of libera

  • Title: The Liberal Virus: Permanent War And The Americanization Of The World
  • Author: Samir Amin
  • ISBN: 9781583671078
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
  • Samir Amin s ambitious new book argues that the ongoing American project to dominate the world through military force has its roots in European liberalism, but has developed certain features of liberal ideology in a new and uniquely dangerous way Where European political culture since the French Revolution has given a central place to values of equality, the American statSamir Amin s ambitious new book argues that the ongoing American project to dominate the world through military force has its roots in European liberalism, but has developed certain features of liberal ideology in a new and uniquely dangerous way Where European political culture since the French Revolution has given a central place to values of equality, the American state has developed to serve the interests of capital alone, and is now exporting this model throughout the world American imperialism, Amin argues, will be far barbaric than earlier forms of imperialism, pillaging natural resources and destroying the lives of the poor.The Liberal Virus examines the ways in which the American model is being imposed on the world, and outlines its economic and political consequences It shows how both citizenship and class consciousness are diluted in low intensity democracy and argues instead for democratization as an ongoing processof fundamental importance for human progressrather than a fixed constitutional formula designed to support the logic of capital accumulation.In a panoramic overview, Amin examines the objectives and outcomes of American policy in the different regions of the world He concludes by outlining the challenges faced by those resisting the American project today redefining European liberalism on the basis of a new compromise between capital and labor, re establishing solidarity among the people of the South, and reconstructing an internationalism that serves the interests of regions that are currently divided against each other.

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    • Samir Amin

      Egyptian Marxist economist He currently lives in Dakar, Senegal.

    619 thoughts on “The Liberal Virus: Permanent War And The Americanization Of The World

    • I was very much looking forward to reading this, but only a bit more than 10 years after its publication it already seems dated and overly euphoric and also emotional and hyper-reactive regarding its subject matter.The idea of the European Union as any kind of hope for a non-neoliberal future is laughable in retrospect, and I probably would have found it laughable back then as well. Also, while no one hates neocons more than me, comparing them to Nazis is as ridiculous as when right wingers and [...]


    • Samir Amin has quickly become one of my favourite political writers. The language he uses, his analysis and conclusions are superb and spot-on. Read this.


    • I had mixed feelings about this book until I got to the last chapter. Much of the rest of the book is aimed at establishing the author's point of view and justifying the propositions that he makes at the end. Although I don't necessarily agree with his perspective, and felt that his claims were often unsubstantiated, I agreed very much with his conclusions. In particular, his idea about forming a united political front between Germany, France, and Russia (possibly extending to China and India) i [...]


    • This is an interesting take on the state of US foreign policy and the world economy from a leftist perspective. Unlike a lot of left leaning types these days, Amin attacks liberalism (in the Lockean sense) itself as the basis of a lot of problems.Basically, increasing freedom translates to open markets, accumulation of capital in small numbers of hands, and concentration of power. The freedoms emphasized by liberalism then mean the freedom from governmental power, but that releases the freedom o [...]


    • A book about liberalism that speaks neither of Grotius nor Locke? This book is really about imperial capitalism, a kind of critique against the policies of war and Washington Consensus - not against liberal ideology. Amin belongs to the French post-colonial sphere and wrote the book in French before it was translated, which may be why “liberal,” gets lost in translation. Although he does, in the fourth chapter of the book, formally seem to want to speak of ideology, he is so engulfed in his [...]


    • Maybe not anything particularly new, but a well-written summary - if obviously condensed - of the problems of liberalism and American political thought. Made me think more about how USA-centric a lot of discourse is. The last quarter is his geopolitical ideas to combat the USA, which are interesting and not focused on Marxist ideas, although I can't make much informed comment about them. Overall I really appreciate his style, which is a lot clearer than a lot of writers and doesn't do a load of [...]



    • This book is a bracing clarification of the structural limitations--both intellectual and material--that are leading us toward barbarism.


    • a well studied book about the impact of capitalism by using hegemony influence from America, military forces as "preventative wars", and political influence of other powers such as Europe. his observations can still be applied today not only under Bush but also under Obama. i would've loved it if he expressed his opinion more on Liberalism theory solely and the destructive/hypocritical effect that it had on people's thoughts. Very interesting book that requires a great deal of attention and crit [...]



    • Decent, albeit occasionally exaggerated polemic against American economic liberalism and its global influence. Makes some spot-on points.


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