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By Jan Nederveen

For over a century now, the USA has ruled international politics and the worldwide imagination. Yet because the greenback declines, inequality raises, premiums of intake are remarkable and American unilateralism comes lower than hearth, such hegemony is more and more unsustainable. In this provocative new e-book, best sociologist Jan Nederveen Pieterse asks no matter if it’s attainable for the USA to chart a unique course. In this booklet, he argues that correcting the process decline might suggest taking drastic steps. Only a reinvention of recent Deal politics may possibly deal with social inequality, whereas repositioning itself in global politics may suggest adopting actual multilateralism.

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The trend of widening income inequality, the elimination of government-subsidized low-cost housing, and urban redevelopment wiping out affordable housing, together produce a growing divide between housing and income. ’ Another stereotype is that the poor are not white – at times racism and classism are hard to distinguish. Or, the poor are that way by choice – which functions as a kind of internalized classism where poor people  Is There Hope for Uncle Sam? ’33 The genteel standards of the ‘new urbanism’ and the aesthetics of gentrification ban the homeless and the poor from the new urban designs.

The cold-war category totalitarianism merged fascism and communism and became the anchor of American foreign policy, which Jeane Kirkpatrick fine-tuned by distinguishing between totalitarian and authoritarian governments (the difference is that with the latter there is light at the end of the tunnel). Upon the end of the cold war, Francis Fukuyama’s The End of History concluded that since the US defeated fascism and communism there was no alternative but liberal democracy. Efforts are made to fit every conflict within the World War II matrix.

The British medical journal The Lancet estimated the death toll of Iraqi civilians from the Iraq war at 650,000. Adding the deaths from sanctions brings the death toll to over a million. Add 2 million Iraqi refugees, 2 million internally displaced, a middle class gone, infrastructure razed, a society obliterated with bloody Balkanization as the best-case outcome, and the American apocalypse has gained another trophy. ’41 A major source of American apocalypse is the Holocaust complex. The Holocaust is critical to understanding the mindset of neo­ The American Bubble  conservatives.

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