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What do Marxists think both liberalism and realism deny?
The possibilities for alternative possible worlds which may be latent within those processes of social self-production.
At what intersection do humans live?
A 3 sided relation encompassing the natural world, social relations, institutions, and human persons.
Why are workers compelled to work and submit to capitalist control?
"dull compulsion of economic life," the relentless daily requirement to earn enough to pay the rent and put food on the table.
What is an "overwhelmingly likely source of conflict"?
What Marxist expectation was "bitterly disappointed" in the early 20th C?
That proletarian revolution, once ignited, would sweep the advanced capitalist world.
How is hegemonic power promoted and contested?
In a fora of popular culture, education, journalism, literature, and art, as well as political parties and unions.
What was indispensable for Fordist capitalism in the 20th C?
The US sought to both contain the Soviet Union and what else after WW2?
Creating a world which would be hospitable to the growth of US-centered capitalism.
How did Americans come to "understand themselves and their place in the world"?
In terms of social identities as 'defenders of freedom' and as 'consumers'
What is an "inherent part of mining communities worldwide?
What's the "main vector" carrying capital "from the core to the periphery"?
the multinational corporation. (MNC)
What are the "historical roots of Sierra Leone's unequal trading arrangements"?
colonial exploitation of cheap African resources and labor.
Who helped Sierra Leone rewrite its mining policies and laws?
What has bred "a great deal of resentment and anger"?
Reservoirs flood productive agricultural lands and sacred sites, damage cash crop plantations and rice farms, disrupt water-based livelihoods such as women's scoop-net fishing, and cut off communication routes. Mining necessitated the relocation of 14 villages.
What did a company representative say during a workshop?
declared that a mining corporation was not a humanitarian organization but a legitimate business venture complying with the nations laws.
What do perestroika and glasnost mean?
market-style economic reforms.
What was a "particular target" of the U.S.'s Gramscian War of Position against the USSR?
young people of both Eastern Europe and Soviet Union.
Historically, why was there "little chance" that the US and the USSR "could ever agree on each other's place in Europe"?
Because of the SU determination to maintain communist control over Eastern Bloc states, combined with its firm distrust of America's presence in Europe.
Why did U.S. propagandists target Soviet liberal-minded elites?
Because they recognized that their best hope for influencing Soviet policy lay with attracting the interest of liberal-minded elites.
When did it become clear that Gorbachev was committed to the "Freedom of Choice" principle?
In the summer of 1989, when the people of Poland and Hungary began to demand major political reforms, and the SU did nothing to prevent it.
What has Vladimir Putin done to gain support?
he has used propaganda similar to those employed in the Cold War of Position to gain popular support among Russians for his newly aggressive foreign policy.
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