A New Stage in Capitalism’s War on the Planet

A New Stage in Capitalism’s War on the Planet“, Monthly Review vol. 59, no. 6 (November 2007), pp. 53-54. DOI: 10.14452/MR-059-06-2007-10_7

The introduction to this book, the last part to be completed, was sent to the printer in New York City only days before the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and was first published in October 2001 in Monthly Review. Since then the world has witnessed a continuing war by the United States for control of the oil-rich Middle East and an acceleration of the global ecological crisis—symbolized above all by global warming. The opening years of the twenty-first century can therefore be viewed as marking a new stage in the war of capitalism on the planet.


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