First Edition of Economist Joseph A. Schumpeter's Imperialism and Social Classes
Imperialism and Social Classes.
Schumpeter, Joseph A.$400.00
Item Number: 5508
New York: Augustus M. Kelley, Inc, 1951.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Economist Robert K. Arnold’s copy with his signature to the front free endpaper. Translated by Heinz Norden. Edited with an introduction by Paul M Sweezy. Fine in a very good dust jacket.
In Imperialism and Social Classes Schumpeter 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 United States today. The second essay examines class mobility and political dynamics within a capitalistic society. Imperialism and Social Classes is an important contribution to the literature of political economy.