Lenin's "Imperialism..."

Paul Cockshott wpc at clyder.gn.apc.org
Wed Aug 16 20:37:10 MDT 1995

of progressive role. Something changed in the late 1800's when
colonial empires were being consolidated. No longer would a national
bourgeoisie fight to challenge the landed aristocracy and create a
modern democratic republic. It was content to allow the Junkers to
rule as they did in Germany, or the Czarist nobility in Russia. It would
be up to the working-class to create a democratic republic. This is the

It is not accurate to say that there have been no national democratic
revolutions under bourgeois leadership this century. What about
Turkey, Egypt, Iran etc?

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