On the US, China, and the Battle for Hegemony

May 23, 2015 at 1:27 PM

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Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.com appears on CPR News with Don DeBar to discuss the growing conflict between the US and China in the South China Sea.  Draitser explains that the US is desperately seeking to maintain political hegemony in a region increasingly within the orbit of the rising superpower of China.  He notes that the potential for military conflict is quite real, and that there is historical precedent for global conflict when imperial systems are threatened with collapse and/or challenge from rising powers.  He adds that the challenge to US dominance is coming from a variety of directions: economic, political, and military.  Eric and Don discuss these issues and much more.