Real News: The State Of The Empire

August 19, 2008 – 6 min 29 sec

David Harvey: Exit the neocon global project, enter competing capitalist blocks

In the first part of his interview to Pepe Escobar, David Harvey talks about competing capitalist blocks, the US-China relationship, the neoconservartive global project and Barack Obama as the new face of US neoliberalism.

David Harvey is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at City University of New York. He is also a geographer, historian and political scientist. Harvey is the author of numerous books, including The Condition of Postmodernity, The Limits of Capitalism, The Urban Experience, and the international best-seller The New Imperialism.

David Harvey is the author of A Brief History of Neoliberalism, The New Imperialism, The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry Into the Origins of Cultural Change, and The Limits to Capital


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    • Edger on August 19, 2008 at 3:08 pm
  1. your question that the state of our empire was pretty miserable.  As ever, our dumbya prez mouths off about our power/our interests/Russia shouldn’t be doing this in Georgia – and Putin/Medvedyev (is that how it’s spelled?) thumbs his nose at us.  We are powerless because of bush’s/the neocons stupidity and hubris.

    But Russia doesn’t come up in this interview (I missed the date – was it before the Goergia blow up?).  China certainly does (symbiotic consumer/manufacturer/financial  driven relationship)- and South America.  Interesting comments re Obama image and rebranding America as the good guy.

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