Tariq Ali on the current USA empire - MUST HEAR

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/08/2011 - 06:57
Author

Tariq Ali

Excellent speech on the United States empire, with historical background,
held in Auckland, New Zealand 21 March 2011

Original lecture title: US power today: The global hegemon (Sir Douglas Robb Lectures)

Auckland university introductory text:

Iraq and Afghanistan, Japan and South Korea are still occupied - in different ways - by the US and its allies but imperial overstretch is beginning to set in. Nonetheless US politico-military hegemony, while weakened, is still in place. The EU, Australia/New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea remain loyal satraps with occasional voicing of discontent. How long can this last?

PLEASE PLEASE paypal donate to http://www.radiochomsky.org/ - we actually set up real radio stations, broadcasting educational talks only (no music). Each $500 a new station! If you know somebody in New Zealand with a city house on a hill, please contact us. Right now we urgently need a hilltop house in Wellington.

keywords:
Quincy Adams, US establishment, republic, Haitian, jefferson, slaveholder, labour, ideology, communist, india, ghandi, nehru, monroe pact ww 1 ww2 bismarck hitler germans socialism europe appeasers armies, jews, anti-semitism france, siberia pearl harbour japanese high command, geopolitics, battle of britain,

He quotes Polanyi "actual money, finally, is merely a token of purchasing power which, as a rule, is not produced at all, but comes into being through the mechanism of banking or state finance."


Tariq Ali born 21 October 1943, is a British Pakistani military historian, intellectual, novelist, filmmaker, political campaigner, and commentator.