Economic Aspects of U.S. Imperialism

  • Harry Magdoff
Keywords: Imperialism

Abstract

Three interrelated views on economic imperialism and United States foreign policy prevail today: (1) Economic imperialism is not at the root of United States foreign policy. Instead, political aims and national security are the prime motivators of foreign policy. (2) Economic imperialism cannot be the main element in foreign policy determination, since United States foreign trade and foreign investment make such relatively small contributions to the nation's overall economic performance.
Published
1966-11-02
Section
Articles