From Capitalism to Civilization

Reconstructing the Socialist Perspective

Samir Amin

Tulika Books

From Capitalism to Civilization

Pub Date: April 2010

ISBN: 9788189487645

204 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $19.00£14.99

From Capitalism to Civilization

Reconstructing the Socialist Perspective

Samir Amin

Tulika Books

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 21st 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 21st century will create the basis for a revival of internationalism among working classes peoples of the world, as against the cosmopolitanism of the oligarchies who currently manage capitalist-imperialist globalization.
The reason why this book rises way above the pedantic is the sheer sweep, scope and dimension of Amin's vision. Paranjoy Guha Tahkurta, Biblio

About the Author

Samir Amin, born in 1931, is a reputed author of numerous books. He had been an active and committed intellectual associated with liberation movements of Asia and Africa during the Bandung era (1955-80), and is currently Director of the Third World Forum and Chairperson of the World Forum for Alternatives.