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Marx & Engels : On Colonies, Industrial Monopoly and the Working Class Movement (Paperback) (Karl Marx &
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Originally compiled and edited by the Communist Working Circle (CWC), in1972, this is a republished collection of excerpts from the corpus ofMarx and Engels. These show the evolution of Marx and Engels's ideas onthe nascent labor aristocracy and the complicating factors ofcolonialism and chauvinism, with a focus on the British Empire of theirtime.This edition of "On Colonies" includes a substantial introduction byMarxist economist Zak Cope and former CWC member Torkil Lauesen,centering these concepts in theory and history. Cope and Lauesen showhow Marx and Engels's initial belief that capitalism would extendseamlessly around the globe in the same form was proven wrong by events,as instead worldwide imperialism spread capitalism as a polarizingprocess, not only between the bourgeoisie and the working class, butalso as a division between an imperialist center and an exploitedperiphery. This fundamental contradiction gave capitalism completely newconditions of growth and accounts for its tragic longevity.Both foundational and indispensable, "On Colonies" provides a usefulintroduction to "Third Worldist" analysis of global capitalism, tracingits roots back to Marxism's earliest works.
Number of Pages: 149
Genre: Political Science, Philosophy
Sub-Genre: Political, Political Ideologies / Communism + Socialism
Publisher: A K Pr Distribution
Author: Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels
Street Date: May 5, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-4628
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