International Affairs

"The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire"

Sam Gindin; Leo Panitch

About the Program

Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin argue that since WWII the U.S. government has been critical in expanding capitalism around the world, leading to a kind of informal empire that relies far more on the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury than it does the Pentagon and CIA.  They spoke about their book at Town Hall in Seattle.   

About the Authors

Leo Panitch

Leo Panitch is a professor of political science at York University (Canada) and the editor of The Socialist Register, an annual publication.  He is the co-author of "In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives." 


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Sam Gindin

Sam Gindin holds the Packer Chair in Social Justice in the Department of Political Science at York University in Toronto.  He is the co-author of "In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives." 


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"The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire"

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  • Sunday, January 13th at 3:45am (ET)
  • Sunday, December 9th at 4pm (ET)
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