About “USA: The Ruthless Empire” Book
“Let us examine our attitude toward peace itself. Too many of us think it is impossible. Too many think it unreal. But that is a dangerous, defeatist belief. It leads to the conclusion that war is inevitable — that mankind is doomed — that we are gripped by forces we cannot control. We need not accept that view. Our problems are manmade — therefore, they can be solved by man.”John F. Kennedy (President of the United States from 1961 to 1963)
The United States of America has been militarily, economically, and politically the most powerful nation in the world since the end of World War II.
They are the empire of the modern age. They print the dollar, which is currently the world’s most important reserve currency. They are a nuclear power, have the largest military budget, the largest arms concerns, and the largest number of military bases in foreign countries. They hold veto power in the UN Security Council and dominate NATO, the world’s largest military alliance.
Anyone interested in international politics, history, or peace-oriented politics cannot ignore the US empire, because the United States has directly or indirectly affected almost all conflicts of the past hundred years and most of the current military conflicts as well.
USA: The Ruthless Empire explains the background factors, motives, and resources of this world power.
Excerpt from the book
In the eyes of many, the US exerts the strongest destabilizing influence on world events, and thus presents the greatest threat to world peace. World power #1 hasn’t acquired this top position by chance. Since 1945, no other nation has bombed as many other countries or toppled as many governments as the US. It maintains the most military bases, exports the most weapons, and has the highest defense budget in the world.