Corporate Interests, Philanthropies, and the Peace Movement

Authors

  • Felix Rodriguez
  • Howard Waitzkin
  • Talmadge Wright

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-036-09-1985-02_2

Keywords:

Imperialism, Political Economy

Abstract

Nuclear war threatens all of us, even capitalists, and some members of the capitalist class apparently have realized that nuclear holocaust may not be in capital's long-term interests. This realization poses some interesting problems, since North American corporations have invested so heavily in the arms race. Beyond the threats to economic stability, it is hard to imagine that accumulated wealth will be nearly so enjoyable after a nuclear war. For a capitalist who fears the impact of nuclear war on business and pleasure, it must be hard to join forces with a peace movement that includes young people, old people, minority groups, workers, veterans, women's organizations, and anti-imperialists-—many of whom feel at least mildly critical of the capitalist system.

Published

1985-02-02

Issue

Section

Articles