Lenin defined imperialism succinctly as follows, “If it were necessary to give the briefest possible definition of imperialism we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism.”
“As far as what specifically would happen if the world stopped using the United States dollar for oil? The answer is, Very little.
Most of us have likely seen the horrifying images and videos coming from Syria for the last few years. Invariably, the news agencies bringing these images and videos to us present them as evidence of Assad’s “brutal, totalitarian regime”. A little research paints a disturbingly conflicting picture.