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Remembering Samir Amin (1931–2018)

Remembering Samir Amin (1931–2018)

Samir Amin was a committed philosopher of social movements in the era of what he called “collective imperialism,” and a radical critic of contemporary bourgeois times. His imprints on radical politics, Marxist studies and the social sciences, his articulation of a new type of internationalism, or “alternative globalisation” and “global socialism” as he called it, alongside his revolutionary critique of Eurocentrism and the formulation of the waves of the humanist concept of universalism, will forever be remembered.

For that reason I am an internationalist. I have always thought that since capitalism is a global system—and not simply juxtaposition of nationalist capitalist systems—political and social struggles should, to be efficient, be conducted simultaneously within the national space ... and at the global level.

—Samir Amin,
From Capitalism to Civilization

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Updated On : 1st Sep, 2018

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