From Capitalism to Civilization  -  Reconstructing The Socialist Perspective

From Capitalism to Civilization - Reconstructing The Socialist Perspective

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Author: Samir Amin
Publisher: Tulika
Year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 189
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-89487-64-7


The history of ‘actually existing’ capitalism is one of the conquest and submission of Asia, Africa and Latin America to the imperialist rule of Europe, the United States and Japan.

The twentieth century witnessed the first wave of liberation of nations of the South, and the twenty-first century will see the emergence of a second wave of emancipation of these countries, which will change the face of the world. The simultaneous anti-imperialist dimension of the struggles in these nations will pose a challenge to capitalism.

Decisive advances towards socialism in the twenty-first century will create the basis for a revival of internationalism among working classes and peoples of the world, as against the cosmopolitanism of the oligarchies who currently manage capitalist–imperialist globalization.


Foreword Amiya Kumar Bagchi
1. Socialism in the Twenty – First Century
2. The Capitalist – Socialist Conflict and the North – South Conflict
3. Productivity pf Social Labour: Indicator of Progress?
4. Market Economy or Capitalism of the Oligopolies?