Tag Archives | Samir Amin

  • Samir Amin in China 2012

    Samir Amin’s last two battles

    Shortly before his death, in a series of writings, Samir Amin unfolded the two issues that mainly concerned him. The first was China’s refusal to succumb to financial globalization, that is, to the totalitarian power of global financial capital; the second was the need to build a “Fifth International.”

  • Samir Amin: Negating Eurocentrism, Creating Universal Culture

    Watch John Bellamy Foster speak about Samir Amin, a visionary scholar who dedicated his life to challenging dominant paradigms such as Eurocentrism.

  • Africa is a Country The core of Samir Amin's politics

    Beyond Eurocentrism

    With the publication of Orientalism in 1978, Edward Said would become one of the most influential scholars of our era. The book transformed the study of the history of the modern world, as it offered insights into how racist discourses created and maintained European empires.

  • Africa is a Country The core of Samir Amin's politics

    Beyond Eurocentrism

    If you really want decolonisation, go beyond cultural criticism to the deep structural insights of economist Samir Amin.

  • Samir Amin- From Dakar with Love | Business Vision bv.world

    Interpreting contemporary imperialism: lessons from Samir Amin

    Samir Amin’s life and work left behind many important legacies, which can continue to enrich us if only we recognise them adequately. He brought an indefatigable ‘optimism of the will’ to complex processes of political, social and economic change, involving an energy that was not deterred at all by the ‘pessimism of the intellect’ that his razor-sharp mind could generate.

  • Samir Amin

    Samir Amin: September 3, 1931-August 12, 2018

    “Increased awareness will not happen through successive adaptations to the requirements of capitalist accumulation, but through awareness of the necessity of breaking with those requirements.” —Samir Amin

  • October Revolution

    Zone of storms

    In the five essays presented in October 1917, renowned radical political economist, Samir Amin, pushes far beyond the immediate necessity of emphasizing the historical weight of October, and launches, into an ambitiously broad analysis of the trajectory of twenty first-century socialism.