Imperialism, Crisis and Class Struggle by Henry Veltmeyer (ed.)

By Henry Veltmeyer (ed.)

This e-book of essays is written in honour of James Petras, in acceptance of his highbrow achievements and political interventions—his steadfast rules, distinctive scholarship, awesome writing and uncompromising commitment to the preferred struggles of thousands internationally. In popularity of his life of major contributions and principal position within the worldwide fight for social justice, the authors of this assortment, each one a number one pupil in his personal correct, tackle the most serious problems with our time: these of imperialism, challenge and sophistication fight. those concerns permit the authors to spot either the ‘the enduring verities and modern face of capitalism’ and James Petras’ contributions to their paintings and that of others.

Contributors are Berch Berberoglu, Tom Brass, Ronald H. Chilcote, Raúl Delgado clever, John Bellamy Foster, Hannah Holleman, Ashok Kumbamu, Fernando Leiva, Stephen Lendman, Morris Morley, Michael Parenti, and Henry Veltmeyer.

Show description

Read Online or Download Imperialism, Crisis and Class Struggle PDF

Best specific topics books

We Are Iran: The Persian Blogs

In September 2001, a tender Iranian journalist, Hossein Derakhshan, created one of many first weblogs in Farsi. whilst he additionally devised an easy how-to-blog consultant for Iranians, it unleashed a torrent of hitherto unheard evaluations. There are actually 64,000 blogs in Farsi, and Nasrin Alavi has painstakingly reviewed all of them, weaving the main strong and provocative right into a remarkable photo of the flowering of dissent in Iran.

Taiwan: Foreign and Defense Policymaking (2001)

The research awarded during this file describes Taiwan's overseas and safety regulations and affects on them; assesses their implications for U. S. coverage.

Improving implementation: organisational change and project management

The enterprise of presidency is inevitably different, altering and of substantial scale. a spotlight on bettering the implementation of presidency courses and tasks is critical as the neighborhood expects the govt. to carry on its regulations, as does the govt. The papers incorporated during this assortment deal with a number of features of enhancing implementation.

The Free Press

Hilaire Belloc, a very good English essayist of the 20 th century, takes an uncompromising examine the forces operating opposed to the liberty of the clicking. focusing on monetary and political impacts, in addition to the impact of ads, Belloc exposes the powers and causes answerable for the suppression of stories and the producing of opinion.

Additional resources for Imperialism, Crisis and Class Struggle

Sample text

In 1975 for example, The Nation published ‘The Junta Besieged: Generals without Bankers’ reminding us that class conflicts exist not only on a ‘vertical’ axis between those at the bottom and those at the top, but unfold also on a ‘horizontal’ level within the bloc in power. Thus, Petras alerts us that “[t]he bankers of New York, the earliest and strongest supporters of the Chilean junta, have begun to doubt the wisdom of sending more good money after bad. The moneymen are not troubled by any questions of human rights or political repression.

95). They then characterize the Chilean transition as “one from a closed, repressive, centralized military regime to an open, authoritarian, elected civilian regime” (Castillo, 1995: 722–23). The fourth and final contribution of Democracy and Poverty in Chile, draws on a thread picked up by Petras decades before, namely that Chilean development has always been propelled forward by two souls: the bureaucratic, institutionalized conservative one of the elites and its political servants, and the profoundly democratic aspirations of the grassroots and local social movements.

34 fernando i. leiva essential step for clearly discerning form from substance when discussing the State and political system, as well as for clearly comprehending the nature of class interests and power relations involved in transition processes. Second, it underscored that the blending of political change with the socioeconomic continuities of class power constituted an essential entry-point for understanding the nature of transition processes, particularly in the Chilean case. While these first two points have also characterized other transitions, perhaps what distinguished the Chilean transition was the extent and swiftness of the ideological conversion of ‘critics into converts’.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.64 of 5 – based on 27 votes

About admin