Monthly Review

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Articles from Vol. 67, No. 3, July/August

Behind the Veil of Globalization
Globalization is not a novel development in the history of capitalism. In his final Monthly Review article, Paul Sweezy argued that globalization is a process, and that it has been occurring for a long time. As Marx has shown us, Sweezy wrote: "Capitalism...
Contemporary Imperialism
Lessons from the Twentieth CenturyLenin, Bukharin, Stalin, and Trotsky in Russia, as well as Mao, Zhou Enlai, and Den Xiaoping in China, shaped the history of the two great revolutions of the twentieth century.1 As leaders of revolutionary communist...
Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism in Africa
One of the most serious errors, if not the most serious error, committed by colonial powers in Africa, may have been to ignore or underestimate the cultural strength of the African peoples. -Amilcar Cabral'When international media were broadcasting live...
Imperialism and the Transformation of Values into Prices
IntroductionIn this article, we aim to demonstrate that the low prices of goods produced in the global South and the attendant modest contribution of its exports to the Gross Domestic Product of the North conceals the real dependence of the latter's...
Imperialism in the Era of Globalization
Capitalism is preeminently a money-using system where a large part of wealth is held either in the form of money or as money-denominated assets, namely financial assets. For the system to work, it is essential that the value of money should not keep...
Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century
IntroductionThe globalization of production and its shift to low-wage countries is the most significant and dynamic transformation of the neoliberal era. Its fundamental driving force is what some economists call "global labor arbitrage": the efforts...
Imperialism's Health Component
Medicine and public health have played important roles in imperi- alism. With the emergence of the United States as an imperial power in the early twentieth century, interlinkages between imperialism, public health, and health institutions were forged...
Notes from the Editors
May's Review of the Month, "Honor the Vietnamese, Not Those Who Killed Them" by MR Associate Editor Michael D. Yates, has elicited many responses. One writer said that Yates had written the best, but perhaps the first, Marxist analysis of the war. Another...
Resisting the Imperial Order and Building an Alternative Future in Medicine and Public Health
Although medical and public health have played important roles in the growth and maintenance of the capitalist system, conditions during the twenty-first century have changed to such an extent that a vision of a world without an imperial order has become...
The Creation of the Next Imperialism: The Institutional Architecture
The early theorists of imperialism, including V.I. Lenin and Nikolai Bukharin, took the existence of colonial structures for granted. Obviously, the national liberation movements of the twentieth century, the disintegration of colonial power in the second...
The New Imperialism of Globalized Monopoly-Finance Capital: An Introduction
It is now a universal belief on the left that the world has entered a new imperialist phase.1 That imperialism should evolve and take on novel forms is of course not surprising from a historical materialist perspective. Imperialism, like capitalism itself,...
The New Stage of Globalization
By the end of 1990, foreign direct investment-that is, investment in manufacturing, real estate, raw materials, extraction, financial institutions, etc., made by capitalists of all lands outside their national borders-reached over $1.5 trillion. Actually,...
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