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By Ryszard Kapuscinski

ISBN-10: 014118678X

ISBN-13: 9780141186788

'This is a truly own booklet, approximately being on my own and lost'. In 1975 Kapuscinski's employers despatched him to Angola to hide the civil conflict that had damaged out after independence. For months he watched as Luanda after which the remainder of the rustic collapsed right into a civil conflict that was once within the author's phrases 'sloppy, dogged and cruel'. In his account, Kapuscinski demonstrates a rare potential to explain and to give an explanation for the person that means of grand political abstractions.

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I. Lenin emphasized that the n e w imperialism was characterized by the transition of capitalism from a 'pre-monopolist' orientation 'in which free competition was predominant . . to the stage of monopoly capitalism to finance capital' which 'is connected with the intensification of the struggle for the partition of the world'. 4 Just as competitive capitalism thrived on the export of c o m m o d i 1. 2. 3. 4. 20 J. Schumpeter, 1955. Quoted in L . Basso, in N . , 1972, p. 114. J. A . Hobson, 1902, pp.

Mutibwa, 1974. 22 European partition and conquest of Africa: an overview sociological terms. T o h i m , imperialism was the consequence of certain imponderable, psychological elements and not of economic pressures. His argument, couched in humanistic rather than in European racial terms, is based on what he saw as the natural desire of m a n to dominate his fellow m e n for the sake of dominating them. This native impulse to aggression is governed by m a n ' s universal thirst for usurpation. Imperialism, therefore, is a collective national egotism: 'the objectless disposition on the part of a state to unlimited forcible expansion'.

Rotberg, 1965; P. M . Mutibwa, 1974. 22 European partition and conquest of Africa: an overview sociological terms. T o h i m , imperialism was the consequence of certain imponderable, psychological elements and not of economic pressures. His argument, couched in humanistic rather than in European racial terms, is based on what he saw as the natural desire of m a n to dominate his fellow m e n for the sake of dominating them. This native impulse to aggression is governed by m a n ' s universal thirst for usurpation.

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