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The Ideology of Late Imperialism | Monthly Review

source : Monthly Review | The Ideology of Late Imperialism

Notes

  • The question of [[imperialism]] for Marxists began in the 20th century by trying to understand
    1. international capitalist competition and war
    2. hierarchy within world capitalism and relationship between imperialist countries and colonies
  • Recent data indicates that hierarchy still exists in the capitalist world
  • The author critiques Robert Brenner for dismissing imperialism as a problem
  • The author highlights that [[Engels]] was already pointing out that England was beginning to form a kind of [[labor aristocracy]]
  • Marx was already beginning to observe the [[problem of working classes in advanced capitalist countries abandoning socialism]]
  • [[Eduard Bernstein]] believed that [[imperialism]] was novel, and that there was a possibility for progressive, socialist colonies
  • The [[Second International]] was hotly divided on the question of imperialism and colonialism
  • It’s worth noting that the author defines imperialism as β€œthe transfer of surplus from the periphery to the capitalist center”
  • The author argues that [[China]] is a semi-peripheral country in the capitalist world order
  • The author argues that if China is to become imperialist it would mean a dramatic increase in value transfer from the periphery
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