Globalization of American Fear Culture

The Empire in the Twenty-First Century

  • Authors
  • Geoffrey¬†R.¬†Skoll

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Geoffrey R. Skoll
    Pages 1-25
  3. Geoffrey R. Skoll
    Pages 71-86
  4. Geoffrey R. Skoll
    Pages 87-106
  5. Geoffrey R. Skoll
    Pages 107-120
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-213

About this book


Globalization of American Fear Culture traces the parallel development of three historical institutions: the generation of fear for controlling people, the US empire, and global capitalism. Through historical accounts and dialectical analysis the book offers the argument that a fear culture, US hegemony, and the globalization of capital are intertwined and interdependent. In the twenty-first century these three strands of history are leading to world systemic destabilization, and they are leading to a future political economy that is fascistic. Nonetheless, the book ends with a glimmer of hope that within current conditions of chaos a new world might be built based on real democracy and freedom.


Capitalism Colonialism Communism Empire Fear Imperialism Marxism Socialism Terrorism World-System Globalization Capitalism Colonialism Communism Empire Fear globalization Imperialism Marxism political economy politics socialism Terrorism violence World-System

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-88749-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-57034-5
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