Richard Seymour: American Insurgents

(Via Lenin’s Tomb)

Richard Seymour speaks on his new book, American Insurgents: A History of American Anti-Imperialism.

All empires spin self-serving myths, and in the United States the most potent of these is that America is a force for democracy around the world. Yet there is a tradition of American anti-imperialism that gives the lie to this mythology. Seymour examines this complex relationship from the American Revolution to the present-day.

This event was co-sponsored by Haymarket Books and the Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series.

RICHARD SEYMOUR is a socialist writer and columnist and runs the blog Lenin’s Tomb. He is the author of The Liberal Defense of Murder and The Meaning of David Cameron. He has appeared on Democracy Now!, and written for The Guardian, The New Statesman, Radical Philosophy and Historical Materialism. Originally from Northern Ireland, he now resides in London, where he is studying for a PhD at the London School of Economics.

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