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New Left Review I/218, July-August 1996

James Petras, Steve Vieux

Bosnia and the Revival of US Hegemony

The primary concern of us policy-makers, Democrats and Republicans, since the Second World War has been ‘world leadership’. Where necessary and possible domestic issues have been subordinated to the overarching goal of constructing and sustaining us hegemony over allies, confrontation with adversaries and domination of clients. Various international organizations and treaties were formalized embodying these goals. Military, economic and cultural institutions were created for the purpose of furthering Washington’s strategic advantage following its victories over its capitalist rivals and later its confrontation with the Soviet Union and Third World revolutionaries.

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