Capitalism, Nationalism and the New American Empire

  title={Capitalism, Nationalism and the New American Empire},
  author={A. G. Hopkins},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  pages={117 - 95}
  • A. Hopkins
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
This article draws on Pareto's theory of elites to explore the relationship between American capitalism and American nationalism, and to connect the invasion of Iraq to classical theories of imperialism. Globalisation has changed the structure of the American economy and promoted interests that have an increased stake in free trade. Neither these interests nor the oil companies advocated intervention in Iraq. Globalisation also accelerated the decline of older industries that were inclined to… Expand
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