Du Bois, (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
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The problem of imperialism was very important, especially in the 20th century. Naturally, many specialists discussed this problem but probably the most severe critics of imperialism were among the representatives of left-wing movements. It is remarkably that the critic of imperialism was also very significant in the capitalist country, such as theUS, where such activists as W.E.B. Dubois developed their ideas.
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In this respect, it should be pointed out that his views on imperialism were mainly based on communist ideology, notably on ideas of V.I. Lenin. However, Dubois was even more critical than Lenin in his views on imperialism. To put it more precisely, Lenin basically explained imperialism by the struggle of industrial countries for new markets and, in such a situation, they naturally focused their efforts on colonization and exploitation of the countries of theThird World. Unlike Lenin, Dubois added that this struggle or competition for markets was also significantly strengthened by racist views dominating in industrial countries. As a result, his struggle against imperialism implied not only the struggle against exploitation of colonies and the countries of the Third World by industrial countries but also it was the struggle for civil rights of non-white population worldwide, including the Third World and developed industrial states, such as theUS. Not surprisingly that it was Dubois who played an active part in the organization of the first Pan-African Congresses.