The history of the United States has long been supported by foundational myths, but behind these myths lie the dark reality of a state founded on racism and colonialism. Unless a complete overhaul of US society is accomplished, the land of fables is doomed.
The results of the Bolivian election hold key lessons for the Left. The Bolivian situation warns of the dangers faced by social movements of right-wing violence but are also an optimistic sign of what can be achieved when popular mobilisation against imperialist intervention occurs.
The current narrative of the dominant imperial powers seeks to pit “Western values” against Islamic extremism in a cultural struggle of civilisations – the geopolitical factors driving imperialist intervention in the Middle East and the backlash run much deeper and according to the lines of material self-interest. of the capitalist class .