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American dominion over most of the globe has been a fact of life for many decades. The price in blood and treasure, both abroad and at home, has been ghastly. Yet for some time now, even as the forces of progressive reform have grown at an astonishing rate, the new left as a whole, pre-occupied with domestic political issues, has failed to offer an alternative vision of a left foreign policy. Aziz Rana does that in the winter 2019 issue of New Labor Forum. Along the way, he urges the left to break through the artificial division between domestic and foreign affairs, arguing, as did social democrats of yesteryear, that the dominion of capital at home depends on its political and economic over-lordship throughout the rest of the world. The material well-being and freedom of working people everywhere are organically linked, and that must inform the way a progressive America behaves abroad. Aziz Rana will be speaking at a forum organized by the journal at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies on March 1st. Please join us for this important discussion. Included here, you will also find a thoughtful article titled “America Needs an Entirely New Foreign Policy for the Trump Age” by Peter Beinart, who argues that, since the end of the Cold War, U.S. presidents of both parties have upheld a commitment U.S. global domination, which is both immoral and increasingly unsustainable.
- Renewing working-class internationalism/ Aziz Rana, New Labor Forum
- America Needs an Entirely New Foreign Policy for the Trump Age/ Peter Beinart, The Atlantic
- The Making of a Progressive Foreign Policy/ The Murphy Institute, CUNY SLU
Renewing working-class internationalism
America Needs an Entirely New Foreign Policy for the Trump Age
The Makings of a Progressive Foreign Policy
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