This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Today’s episode is the first in a multi-part series on Lenin’s theory of imperialism and how his ideas apply to the modern day struggle against war and empire. Brian Becker and Walter Smolarek discuss Lenin’s landmark work “Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism”. Far from being a series of mistaken policy choices, Lenin proves that imperialism is a compulsory system under modern capitalism. These concepts are covered in detail in the book “Imperialism in the 21st Century: Updating Lenin’s Theory a Century Later” published by Liberation Media.