Chihuahua Travel on This was the invasion of global capitalism. It was already in full swing in Conrad’s day. Of course that invasion is still going on today. It is now more often, but not always, transnational corporations, centered in the United States, rather than in Europe, that are doing the exploiting. Nostromo’s main action is a fable-liloe exemplum of the eftects of Western imperialist economic exploitation. The novel can be read with benefit even today as an analysis of capitalist globalization. Nostromo circles around one decisive event in such a history, the moment when foreign capital, what Conrad calls material interests, makes it possible to resist a threatened new local tyranny. Chihuahua Travel 2016.