Revolutionary Communism - New Series#31

English-Language Theoretical Review of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), New Series No.31,  January 2020





South Korea as an Imperialist Power
On the nature of South Korean monopoly capital and the ensuing programmatic tasks of the workers vanguard
I. Some General Considerations
1. The Relevance of the Issue
2. Definition: What Constitutes a State as Imperialist?
II. An Overview of South Korean Monopoly Capital
3. Historical Background: Extraordinary Conditions Allow for Rapid Industrialization
4. South Korea as a Highly Industrialized, Modern Capitalist Country
5. South Korean Monopoly Capital: Domination of Domestic Market
6. South Korean Monopoly Capital: Global Players on the World Market
7. South Korean Monopoly Capital: The Role of Capital Export
III. On Some Political Issues Resulting from South Korea’s Imperialist Transformation
8. The Emergence of a Labor Aristocracy and Inequality within the South Korean Working Class
9. The Political Role of South Korean Imperialism and its Limited Independence
IV. On Some Objections
10. The Stalinist Myth of South Korea Being Still a Neo-Colony of U.S. Imperialism
11. The Mistaken Conception of Sub-Imperialism
V. Anti-Imperialist Program and Revolutionary Tactics
12. The Program of Revolutionary Defeatism
13. Anti-Imperialist Tasks in South Korea Today
Appendix: A Historic Analogy: Marxist Tactics in Germany in 1891 and 1914

Capitalist Development in South Korea and Taiwan (1996)

What the RCIT Stands for


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