Imperialism: A Historical Survey
AbstractSignificant 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.
This article can also be found at the Monthly Review website, where most recent articles are published in full.
Click here to purchase a PDF version of this article at the Monthly Review website.
Review of the Month
Please see here for reprint requests.