Latin America and the Theory of Imperialism

  • Eduardo Galeano
Keywords: Imperialism, Marxism


While Lenin was writing his fundamental work on imperialism in the spring of 1916, the imperialist powers were locked in a bloody conflict for control of the world. This century of ours is passing with the speed of several millennia. In the second imperialist war to redivide the world, it was possible, thanks to the progress that had been made in killing our fellowmen on the earth and in the sky, to reap an even more awesome harvest—the survivors were able to count ten times as many corpses as in the First World War.