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Egyptian-Born Marxist Economist Samir Amin, 86, Dies

HeadlineAug 13, 2018

And the Egyptian-born Marxist economist Samir Amin has died at the age of 86. He was considered to be one of Africa’s leading radical intellectuals and was one of the pioneers of describing modern human history from the perspective of the Global South. He appeared on Democracy Now! in 2015.

Samir Amir: “Oligarchy is not a specificity, say, of Russia today. You have an oligarchy running the United States, running the European Union and the countries of the European Union. You have oligarchies also running the dependent countries of Latin America, Africa, Asia. Everywhere, oligarchy.”

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