Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism by Lenin, describes the function of financial capital in generating profits from imperial colonialism, as the final stage of capitalist development to ensure greater profits. The essay is a synthesis of Lenin's modifications and developments of economic theories that Karl Marx formulated in Das Kapital. Lenin's book greatly influenced the Core-Periphery model of global capitalist development, as well as World-systems theory and Dependency theory.
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surprisingly relevant for being 100+ years old
this book is a great introduction to Lenin. it is pretty easy to understand and provide a great analysis of monopoly and imperialism in global capitalism. the book is a little dry and stats heavy at times it is over all a good read regardless of how you feel about his leadership and the USSR