Imperialism and Social Classes. Translated by Heinz Norden. Edited with an Introduction by Paul M. Sweezy.
SCHUMPETER Joseph A. (1951.)
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First edition in English. 8vo. xxv, , 221,  pp. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket (spine panel faintly toned, otherwise a near fine copy). Oxford, Basil Blackwell.
The first English translations of two early papers by Schumpeter originally published in German as Zur Soziologie der Imperialismen in 1919 and Die sozialen Kalssen im ethnisch homogenen Milieu in 1927 respectively. Schumpeter reportedly saw this as one of his more 'scientific' works, addressing a problem that involves the very lack of empirical truths: that human motives and actions are apparently driven by irrational, i.e. not-economic and non-scientific, impulses. An interesting foreword by the Marxist economist Paul Sweezy describes the edition's aim, which is to draw out a more nuanced and less 'monolithic' conception of Schumpeter's theory of Marxist imperialism that had been accepted by critics, one that perhaps moves away from ideas of a 'grand design'.
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