Naked Imperialism

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Naked Imperialism: The U.S. Pursuit of Global Dominance,” (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2006), 192 pp.

(Consists of previously published articles/chapters from Monthly Review between 2000 and 2005 with a new preface by the author.)

During the Cold War years, mainstream commentators were quick to dismiss the idea that the United States was an imperialist power. Even when U.S. interventions led to the overthrow of popular governments, as in Iran, Guatemala, or the Congo, or wholesale war, as in Vietnam, this fiction remained intact. During the 1990s and especially since September 11, 2001, however, it has crumbled. Today, the need for American empire is openly proclaimed and defended by mainstream analysts and commentators.


  • Indian edition (Delhi:Aakar Books, 2006).
  • Japanese translation by Watanabe Keiko, published by arrangement through Sakai Agency, 2009.
  • Korean translation, Renaissance Publishing Co. Korea, 2008.
  • Preface translated into Bangla in Bangla Monthly Review, no. 1 (December 2006). Translated by Indrani Nandi.

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