How New is the New Imperialism? By William Bowles

24 April 2003

Reagan-Thatcher, Bush-Blair, can you spot the difference?
I hope you can still recall the days of Ronald Reagan and the ‘Evil Empire’, ‘Star Wars’ and all that other Hollywood-inspired propaganda crap. Well in any case, it’s around twenty years ago that we were subjected to the formative stirrings of the ‘neo-con revival’ after a long lapse since the days of the ‘Red Menace’ and the House of Un-American Activities (remember that?). The ‘Axis of Evil’ and the ‘Patriot Act’ are the contemporary names but differ little from the originals except in scope, style and execution (pun intended).

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