Lenin and Bukharin on Imperialism

Socialism 2015

July 02, 2015

At the height of the First World War, the Russian revolutionaries Vladimir Lenin and Nikolai Bukharin developed an analysis of how the development of capitalism gives rise to imperialism and war. Although the world has changed enormously over the past 100 years, this talk argues that Lenin and Bukharin's underlying approach remains vital for socialists today.

Suggested Further Reading:
• Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism by V.I. Lenin
• Imperialism and World Economy by Bukharin
• Marxist Theories of Imperialism: A Critical Survey by Tony Brewer

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