Imperialism and Social Classes

0003_imperialism_and_social_classesJoseph Schumpeter was not a member of the Austrian School, but he was an enormously creative classical liberal, and this 1919 book shows him at his best. He presents a theory of how states become empires and applies his insight to explaining many historical episodes. His account of the foreign policy of Imperial Rome reads like a critique of the US today. The second essay examines class mobility and political dynamics within a capitalistic society. Overall, a very important contribution to the literature of political economy.

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Publication InformationCleveland, Ohio: A Meridian Book, 1955 (1919, 1927. 

Updated 9/5/2011

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