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We greet you with our fifth dossier!
For our first three dossiers, we focused on theoretical topics, while for our fourth we took on the question “Could China and Russia constitute a new political axis?”. This dossier serves as a continuation to the previous one. The discussions of a new axis in some respects indicates a relative retreat of US hegemony. In this dossier which we proudly present to our readership, we grapple with the US from historical, sociological, economic and political perspectives.
British Marxist economist Michael Roberts analyzes the structural reasons for the global crisis on its tenth anniversary, in his illuminating piece which provides an economic perspective on the matter. Roberts, marshalling a theoretical framework as well as empirical data, puts forwards the thesis that the US economy is stalling due to a structural decline in profit rates.
In his analysis entitled “Historical notes on the crisis of US imperialism” writer and researcher Alp Altınörs indicates the various stages that US global hegemony has passed through in the process from the Vietnam War up until the present day and points out the relative decline US hegemony has undergone, concentrating specifically on the cases of North Korea and Venezuela.
In our dossier, there are three articles on the present-day US left and its recent rise to renewed prominence. Yasemin Yılmaz discusses the timidity of left politics, which has only just begun to emerge from a long period of confinement in a narrow circle, within the context of the effects of post-modernism on the intellectual world. (available only in Turkish)