Imperialism: A Historical Survey

Authors

  • Harry Magdoff

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-024-01-1972-05_1

Keywords:

Imperialism

Abstract

Significant as Lenin's analysis of imperialism was—and still is, more than a half century later—we nevertheless should recognize that he was focusing primarily on certain aspects of imperialism: on the rivalry among capitalist nations in the age of monopoly capitalism, on the nature of the First World War, and on the revolutionary opportunities of that period. There are, however, other important facets to imperialism, touched on by Lenin but not central to the questions he was trying to answer. Outstanding among these are the questions about the political, economic, and social effects of domination by imperialist powers on colonies, semi-colonies, and spheres of influence.

Published

1972-05-01

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