5.Imperialism and geopolitical disorder in the 21st century - Peter Drucker

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Imperialism, crisis and geopolitical chaos today

IIRE Youth School

19 August 2018

Peter Drucker

Introduction to report and reporter

I. Imperialism: Lenin’s and Trotsky’s theories

Marx & Engels

Basics of Lenin’s theory

Imperialism in the 20th century

Our anti-imperialism: permanent revolution

II. Neoliberal globalization and the ‘war on terror’

Imperialism today

Accumulation by dispossession

Armed globalization and the ‘clash of barbarisms’

III. New imperialist powers?



… and the others

IV. Imperialism in crisis

The US v. China and Russia

Brexit, Trump and the new far right

Crisis in the Middle East

V. Anti-imperialism real and fake: the Arab region

The background

Anti-imperialism today: the contenders

Questions for discussion:

1. What challenges does the rise of the new far right pose for the left?

2. How should we respond to Trump’s conflicts with the EU, Russia, China?

3. What is the best hope for anti-imperialism in the Middle East today?

Reading materials