Social Democracy to World War I
Though primarily associated with the most prominent figures in the history of European Marxism, the theory of imperialism was actually developed through lively and engaged debates within the Second International from 1898–1916. This volume assembles and translates for the first time all of the main documents produced over the course of these discussions.
Part of the Historical Materialism Book Series
“[T]his is a really excellent book, which is deeply informative about the development of Marxist ideas about imperialism before Lenin’s famous text … [It] should be as widely read on the left as possible. It opens up a vista of a much more complex debate and development than our ‘traditional’ left narratives of the issue allow us to see.”
—Mike Macnair, The Weekly Worker
"Richard B. Day and Daniel Gaido have performed a tremendous service by making available for the first time in english fifty-five articles documenting the debates among socialists (primarily, but not exclusively, within the German socialist movement) with respect to imperialism in the decade and a half leading up to World War I."
—International Socialist Review