Russian imperialism

Rahul Mahajan rahul at
Thu Aug 1 15:50:34 MDT 1996

>To Louis P.,
>     There was a global struggle of imperialisms, capitalist
>and socialist.  Each intervened militarily to preserve its
>system when it could.  If you think that the US government
>was robotlike responding to the commands of United Fruit
>on its policies in Central America, then you are more
>naive than I think you are.
>Barkley Rosser

Not a great example, Barkley. The United Fruit takeover of Guatemala is
possibly the most comically overt case of "robotlike response" to corporate
pressures in the history of imperialism. In general, there are other
considerations, though none as important as (general and specific)
corporate pressure.


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