What is imperialism?

While many on the left will rightly decry the horrors of imperialism, few truly understand it. From the Ukraine conflict, to the war in Gaza, to the competition between China and the US, imperialism dominates world relations and as such it is the duty of communists to understand it. This talk will provide a thorough Marxist analysis of imperialism and the approach communists must take in the world today, basing itself on Lenin’s theoretical masterpiece Imperialism: the Highest Stage of Capitalism.


Reading list


Introduction to the Mexican edition of Lenin’s Imperialism –  Alan Woods

Imperialism today and the character of Russia and China


Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism – Lenin


Imperialism and war: what did Lenin really stand for? – Daniel Morley

Lenin and the Theory of Imperialism in the Americas – John Peterson

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