Rethinking imperialism

Was Lenin right when he called imperialism the ‘highest stage of capitalism’? Mike Macnair believes he was very wrong

I should begin by saying that this is very much ‘work in progress’, not the finished article. Aspects of it are certainly unorthodox and may well be controversial. It is also no more than a sketchy introduction to some of the issues involved.

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Letters

Ed and Ralph; Demo gossip; Scandal; Fascist fire; Philistine; Disgust; Repulsive; Niqab ban

Drugs: Stench of hypocrisy

Prohibition is no answer, writes Eddie Ford

SWP: At war with itself

The leadership is divided between two competing factions. Meanwhile there is the challenge presented by the official opposition. Peter Manson reports on the growing disarray

Telephone diplomacy riles Israeli hawks and Iranian conservatives

Immediate results from the thaw in US-Iran relations will be few and far between, warns Yassamine Mather

Left Unity: Well-meaning naivety

Robert Eagleton reports on the Manchester policy conference

Left culture: Politics for dummies

Paul Demarty asks why so many on the left are afraid of talking politics

Environment: The problem is capitalism

Capitalism is driving the climate change crisis and cannot solve it, says Simon Wells

Fighting fund: Where’s my paper?

Robbie Rix reports on the mystery of the missing papers

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