Capitalist Empire and the Nation State: A New U.S. Imperialism?
by Ellen Meiksins Wood
From the US magazine Against the Current
When the United States does encourage some kind of military reform in
Europe, it's designed to keep U.S. supremacy intact¡Xfor instance, the
"modernization" of NATO, which would have the effect of making
European forces even more dependent on U.S. technical and
communication systems, so that outside the alliance they could operate
only in a degraded mode. In the end, what possibility or incentive is
there anyway for trying to match the ever-more-expensive military force
of the United States?
That conclusion effectively means that global capital offers no visible targets and no real possibilities of struggle. It means there isn't much we can do except to give in to the reality of capitalism and, at best, refuse the system in our hearts. Well, I just don't believe it.