Against the Grain

Overseeing Global Capitalism

The defeat of the US working class was the requisite condition for the renewal of US empire, which — as much as we keep willing it to decline — maintains its key role as the guardian of global capitalism. So claim Marxist political economists Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch, who in their magnum opus trace the extension of the capitalist system around the globe with the US at the helm. They discuss the political implications of this history for radicals.

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