World Events

Authors

  • Scott Nearing

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-017-06-1965-10_6

Keywords:

Imperialism

Abstract

The night is dark and perilous for capitalist imperialism. Daydreamers, picturing an American Century of world domination stretching indefinitely into the future, were plentiful in 1945. "The enemy" had been decimated. Japan was defeated, its empire dismembered and its homeland militarily occupied by Washington's armed forces. All of the European empires were suffering from war exhaustion, bankruptcy, and colonial insurrection. The Soviet Union, with its socialist challenge to monopoly capitalism, had been devastated by invading armies. American Century advocates looked forward eagerly and confidently to a blissful period of unquestioned world supremacy.

Published

1965-11-06

Issue

Section

World Events