Chomsky: U.S. still wants to dominate but cannot order other big powers as it pleases; Iran war threat is real
CHOMSKY: There’s plunder of the rest of the world. But the main thing was—that’s a complicated issue, because the United States wanted the former imperial countries, you know, Britain particularly, but to be able to recover control of their former colonies so that they could then develop and purchase the huge manufacturing surplus of the United States. One of big economic problems after the Second World War was that most of the industrial world had been, you know, demolished or seriously harmed. US economy had boomed. We had this huge manufacturing surplus. Somebody’s got to buy it. The Marshall Plan and other devices were—.
Chomsky on U.S. Global Policy