Will Griffin: Understanding Imperialism: One Divides Into Two

Will Griffin: Understanding Imperialism: One Divides Into Two

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 24, 2022

“So what is imperialism? On the surface it may seem relatively easy to understand: a big powerful evil nation dominates a small weak innocent nation. But when we dig deeper imperialism becomes a complex system to understand. A wide variety of concepts frameworks and philosophies are used by different groups of people to understand this system of domination.

Here at The Peace Report we will be using the Marxist tools of dialectical materialism and historical materialism to dig deeper to understand the global system of imperialism in our world today.” — Will Griffin

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