"Searching for vision not invisibility"
In tackling this subject, he engages two of the more dominant strains within the anti-imperial discourse. On the one hand, his examples, through their historical significance, highlight the weaknesses of the capital-centric analysis of the Hardt/Negri school; adding meat to discussions about the comparative influence of and the different roles played by members of the US-Japanese-European triad in a way that I think more cleanly separates what Hardt/Negri get right from what they get wrong. On the other, Goff openly challenges all segments of the (Leninist) left, especially those among us who use a more state-centric analytical paradigm in responding to the Hardt/Negri school, to move away from our past practice of "selectively censoring" aspects of the "Hilferding, Hobson, and Lenin thesis" in order to place current conditions within outdated paradigms. A notable and important charge for a fragmented left within the metropoles during a period of gloves-off imperialism.
For a perspective quite similar to Goff's but focused instead on the tasks facing those "at the empire's boarders" currently resisting/attempting to understand the roots of US imperialism, I highly recommend Samir Amin's latest treasure trove, The Liberal Virus.