Marxism has always maintained that capitalism generates war and imperialism. The economic and military rise of China today is generating enormous hostility from an America unwilling to cede its place in the international hierarchy, and an increasingly nervous Australian ruling class watching China strengthen.
Understanding these conflicts today will be crucial to building our understanding of them in the coming years and preparing ourselves for the anti-war and anti-racism campaigning that will likely be crucial.
Tom Bramble - Trading places? Australia, China and US Imperialism****