Empire of Chaos

978-81-89833-24-4

Aakar Books, New Delhi, 2007

120 pages

Price INR 195.00
Book Club Price INR 147.00
SKU
pro_998

In this provocative work, Amin argues that the people of the third and fourth worlds must build popular democracy and participatory socialism that is independent of global capital.

Samir Amin

Samir Amin was born in Cairo, the son of an Egyptian father and a French mother (both medical doctors). He spent his childhood and youth in Port Said; there he attended a French High School, leaving in 1947 with a Baccalauréat. From 1947 to 1957 he studied in Paris, gaining a diploma in political science (1952) before graduating in statistics (1956) and economics (1957). In his autobiography Itinéraire Intellectuel (1990) he wrote that in order to spend a substantial amount of time in "militant action" he could devote only a minimum of time to preparing for his university exams.