About the Booklet:
Extract from articles and letters 1847-1894. Copenhagen, Publishing House Futura, 1972, 57 p.
Compiled and edited by Communist Working Circle, CWC.
Also published in a newer print edition, edited and with a foreword by Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement, RAIM, and published by the Canadian Kersplebedeb Publishing in 2016, with a long newly written Introduction by Torkil Lauesen and Zak Cope. [149 p.] See more at leftwingbooks.net/
List of Abbreviations:
- MESW Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Selected Works, vol. I-II Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow 1951.
- KMC Karl Marx: Capital, vol. I-III Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow 1962.
- MESC Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Selected Correspondence Progress Publishers, Moscow 1965.
- MEOC Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: On Colonialism Progress Publishers, Moscow 1968.
- MEOB Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: On Britain Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow 1962.
Most of the articles in the book is printet in extracts. In the online edition the articles and letters are linked to the complete edition in Marxist Online Archive, MIA – some of the letters on MIA might not be complete. In a few cases there are minor differences in the text, due to different translation.
Quote by V.I. Lenin at p. 9 in the printed edition, see below the contents.
Quote by V.I. Lenin
At p. 9 in the printed edition.
“It must be observed that in Great Britain the tendency of imperialism to split the workers, to strengthen opportunism among them and to cause temporary decay in the working-class movement, revealed itself much earlier than the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries; for two important distinguishing features of imperialism were already observed in Great Britain in the middle of the nineteenth century – vast colonial possessions and a monopolist position in the world market. Marx and Engels traced this connection between opportunism in the working-class movement and the imperialist features of British capitalism systematically, during the course of several decades.”