Marxism and Imperialism

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Marxism and imperialism


A seven-week discussion course

Course outline

Week 1. (a) Marx: On The Question of Free Trade

Week 1. (b) Engels on the Mexican-American war of 1846-8

Week 1. (c) Marx: The Future Results of British Rule in India

Week 2. Karl Kautsky: from Socialism And Colonial Policy (1907) (see also the full text and introduction to this text.)

Week 3. (a) Rosa Luxemburg: from Social Reform and Revolution

Week 3. (b) Rosa Luxemburg: from the Junius Pamphlet

Week 3. (c) Hilferding: Finance Capital - a summary, and a review by Kautsky

Week 4. Lenin: from Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism

Week 5. (a) Dependency theory: adapted from Workers' Liberty 28

Week 5. (b) Samir Amin on The Political Economy of the 20th Century

Week 5. (c) Decolonisation. From Workers' Liberty 63

Week 6. Globalisation. From Two Critiques, in Workers' Liberty 2/3

Week 7. (a) The Iraq war and perspectives (from Solidarity)

Week 7. (b) Ellen Wood: Back to Marx


Background: Imperialism yesterday and today 1. Introduction

Background: Imperialism yesterday and today 2. The white man as cannibal

Background: Imperialism yesterday and today 3. How Britain ruined India

Background: Imperialism yesterday and today 4. Looting El Dorado

Background: Imperialism yesterday and today 5. The spoils of the Sultanates

Background: Imperialism yesterday and today 6. Levelling and uneven development

Background: Imperialism yesterday and today 7. The grey revolution

Background: Imperialism yesterday and today 8. Three variants

Background: Imperialism yesterday and today 9. Development: whose, and and what cost?

Publications
Marxist Theory and History
Issues and Campaigns