America Compared Readings (Week 6)

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America Compared Readings (Week 6)

  1. 1. Globalization and Empire<br />
  2. 2. Globalization – <br />The rapid movement of goods, services, capital, ideas, music, TV programs,clothing, fast food, etc. <br />There are differing opinions across the world to America&apos;s domination of the globalized culture and economy. <br />Some see it as a fascination, while others see it as a form of hegemonic cultural, economic, and military imperialism.<br />Globalization<br />
  3. 3. During the Cold War, it was only critics of American foreign policy that referred to America as an Empire. <br />The Soviet Union and China used this term, but so did many non Marxist writers from Western Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. <br />More contemporary critics of American foreign policy such as Chalmers Johnson, William Blum and Michael Hudson, now echo the earlier anti-imperialists of the Cold War era.<br />The over all argument, is that the Cold War was a result not of Soviet, but United States aggression after WWII. <br />This argument has become increasingly legitimized due to post-Cold War American foreign policy.<br />

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