Will Griffin: Imperialism After Lenin

Lenin's Statue in Star City, Russia

Image by Stephanie Stoll/NASA Johnson via Flickr

by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 12, 2022

“Studying the contemporary expressions of monopoly-capitalism’s key features shows that the logic and dynamic of the monopoly capitalist system remains fundamentally unchanged from Lenin’s time. However, it shows that the forms and means of exploitation and oppression that characterize imperialism have evolved and intensified.” — Paul Quintos

The Peace Report on Apr 12, 2022

Vladimir Lenin provided an analysis of the higher stage of the capitalist-imperialist system in 1916, during WW1. What has imperialism done since then? Does his analysis still hold true today?

Lenin’s Imperialism in the 21st Century (Book)

Immanuel Wallerstein: China and the World System Since 1945 (Video)

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From the archives:

Russia’s Role in the Ukraine Conflict, by Yanis Iqbal

Will Griffin: Understanding Imperialism: One Divides Into Two

The American Empire Self-destructs, by Michael Hudson

Imperialism is the Source of our Society’s Growing Misery and Death, by Rainer Shea

Aspects of Russian Communism and Why Communism in the West Would Be Different, by Gaither Stewart

Chris Hedges, Kali Akuno and Richard Wolff: Lenin: His Works’ Pertinence Here and Now, Left Forum 2019

Abby Martin: The Rise of History’s Biggest Empire

Imperialism 101 by Michael Parenti

Capitalism Is Always At War by William T. Hathaway

Lenin on Imperialism and Capitalism by Gaither Stewart, Part 4

Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War by William Blum

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