To Dewayne Holmes, a former Crips leader who brought peace between gangs in Los Angeles andwho then became a community organizer fighting for democratic reforms in the inner city. For hisefforts he was railroaded into prison on trumped-up charges and is serving seven years.And to Theresa Allison, his valiant mother, who continues the struggle for social justice in her community and country.AcknowledgementsMy heartfelt thanks to my valued friend Sally Soriano for her unwavering support and assistance inthe writing of this book. Appreciation is also due to my research assistant Peggy Noton for her careful and crucial reading of the manuscript. A word of gratitude goes to my son, Christian Parenti,for furnishing me with useful sources and thoughtful criticisms. Kristin Nelson, Angela Bocage, andGinger Walker also provided valuable assistance. Nancy J. Peters of City Lights Books provided anencouragement and enthusiasm that helped lighten my task, proving herself to be both a fine editor and good friend.Contents1.Imperialism 101
Across the Entire GlobeThe Dynamic of Capital Expansion Not Necessary, Just Compelling Myths of Underdevelopment Artificially Converted to Poverty Development Theory Neoimperialism: Skimming the Cream
2.Imperial Domination Updated
Market Inequality Debt Domination Foreign Aid as a WeaponWith Rational Violence Low Intensity ImperialismGlobalization by GATT
3.Intervention: Whose Gain? Whose Pain?
A Global Military EmpireWhy Intervention?Common Confusions Inventing EnemiesWho Pays? Who Profits?The Myth of Popular ImperialismCultural Imperialism
4.Strong Empire, Weak Republic
Exporting Jobs Empire Against Environment American Casualties Impoverishing the Republic