Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Theories of Imperialism : Prabhat Patnaik, Duncan Foley, David Harvey, Nancy Fraser
David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Duncan Foley, Leo Model Professor of Economics and Director of Graduate Studies, The New School
Nancy Fraser, Henry A.Louise Loeb Professor of Political & Social Science, The New School
Prabhat Patnaik, Author, A Theory of Imperialism
Sanjay Reddy, Associate Professor of Economics, The New School
Democracy and Class Struggle while we appreciate some of the insights of David Harvey we find ourselves on The Utsa Patnaik and Prabhat Patnaik side of this debate and we hope to publish more of their views in future on our Political Economy Research Blog.
While we have found concepts like accumulation by dispossession very useful from David Harvey especially in relation to land his attempt to treat imperialism merely as a metaphor and substitute it for his theory of spatial fixes is social democratic revisionism gone mad - does he really want to become the Karl Kautsky of the 21st Century ?
Concerning Capitalist China in the Global System which David Harvey seems to profoundly misunderstand - study the work of Minqi Li a very useful foundation for Marxist Leninist Maoists - the Rise of China and the Demise of the Capitalist World Economy a work which Prabhat Patnaik does not seem to appreciate or understand - his book does not even want to understand has he says he was not writing a Lenin's Imperialism for 2017.
Therefore the new Elephant in the room in the 21st Century is not discussed in 21st century global capitalist imperialism
The historical strategic reserve of Capitalism China has been thrown into the battlefield for capitalism in the 21st Century not because capitalism is strong but because it is weak and if there is no understanding of this since 2008 then there is no understanding of Capitalist Imperialism in the 21st century.
If you want to know what the modern battle cry of global capitalism is in 2017 watch Xi Jingping reset Global Capitalism for next 100 years elite confucian not proletarian communist style at the Belt and Road Opening Forum in Beijing.
If that does not convince you watch Xi Jingping at Davos :
FREE COPY OF MINQI LI BOOK HERE - THE RISE OF CHINA AND THE DEMISE OF THE CAPITALIST WORLD ECONOMY
See Also: Utsa Patnaik
LENIN ON IMPERIALISM
CASTE AND IMPERIALISM
Posted by nickglais on 5/16/2017 07:47:00 AM