[Marxism] J.A. Hobson's Imperialism in the news

Rebecca Ruth Gould rg.cu.archive at gmail.com
Sat May 4 15:20:18 MDT 2019


I'm not sure if list members will have seen this controversy linked to
Corbyn and his foreword to Hobson's *Imperialism*, but since the book has
been mentioned on the list before perhaps it will be of interest.

one report (lots out there but this seems the most objective):
https://www.ft.com/content/ac5670ec-6c2f-11e9-80c7-60ee53e6681d

Corbyn's forward:
http://spokesmanbooks.blogspot.com/2015/11/jeremy-corbyn-internationalist-at-work.html?m=1

Exchange between Corbyn and the Board of Jewish Deputies:
https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/jeremy-corbyn-claims-i-endorsed-book-s-antisemitic-content-are-politically-motivated-1.483756

An interesting exchange of letters regarding Hobson from two historians:
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/may/02/jeremy-corbyn-hobsons-imperialism-and-antisemitism

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/may/03/hobson-corbyn-and-antisemitic-tropes

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