the first moment Columbus set sail in the direction of the “New World”
to the ongoing conflicts raging in the oil fields of Iraq, the entire
history of the capitalist epoch has been defined by imperialist
Though often associated with Europe’s industrial revolution, it could be argued that capitalism would never have developed without imperialism. Marx himself wrote that capitalism “compels all nations, on pain of extinction, to adopt the bourgeois mode of production… In one word, it creates a world after its own image.”
With readings focusing on early colonialism, US imperialism during the twentieth century ...