Much of the left is against the Iraq war, and so far so good. But they theorize that the driving force behind the war is capitalism, with imperialism as the highest stage. The makers of “Why We Fight”–an antiwar documentary–make this mistake time and again. These imperial interventions are anything but the fault of unsubsidized elements of the American business community. Did the average American businessperson â€” often struggling to pay the huge costs of empire â€” actually want the United States to embark on this path of empire? The producers have no answer to that question. Although “Why We Fight” sometimes attacks capitalism, we rarely hear from American capitalists, who historically have opposed much of the inflation and disasters that have been the result of the imperial policies of at least the last half-century. Their opposition was well founded. FULL ARTICLE
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Is Capitalism Why We Fight?
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