A Life Looking Forward

Memoirs of an Independent Marxist

Samir Amin

A Life Looking Forward

Samir Amin

Distributed for Zed Books

272 pages | 6.125 x 9.1875
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781842777831 Published November 2006 For sale in North and South America only
Samir Amin, one of the twentieth century's leading radical intellectuals, has lived his personal and political life at the intersection of various cultures and international progressive currents - from Egypt to France to West Africa, from communism to national-liberation socialism, Maoism and finally a mature anti-imperialism. His memoirs are not only a fascinating personal narrative but a penetrating historical-political analysis, as well as an introduction to his most important theoretical contributions. They offer a unique vantage point for observing the operations of global capitalism and the evolution, crises and potentialities of radical movements, especially in the third world. This book will be invaluable not only to readers interested in Amin's profoundly influential work or in the history of the global left but to anyone concerned with today's worldwide struggles against capitalist globalization.
Contents
1. Childhood
2. A Student in Paris
3. Cairo, 1957-1960
4. Parisian Interlude, January-September 1960
5. Bamako, 1960-1963
6. Professor of Political Economy, 1963-1970
7. The Political Context, 1960-1998
8. Director of the Institute for Economic Planning and Development (IDEP), 1970-1980
9. The Third World Forum
10. Towards a Common Front of the World's Peoples?
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