Democracy and Class Struggle learnt much from Samir Amin but like others we have gone beyond him - we particular we regret his position the confusion he created about revisionist China.
In tribute to him following his recent death we link you articles we have published by Samir Amin as well as our criticisms.
Samir Amin's theory of de linking and self reliance like Juche can contribute to theory and practice of socialist economy in it early development phase when survival in a capitalist imperialist ocean is the priority.
Despite our serious criticism of his views on China we take his life as a whole as positive for the revolutionary movement and view his contribution as an educator which includes educating ourselves as a vital part of his contribution with the critical ability to go beyond him..
MAO IS BACK
WE NEED A NEW INTERNATIONAL
RUSSIA AND SOVIET UNION
This very important interview with Samir Amin was taped on May 5th 2010 in Zagrebhttps://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.com/2011/01/this-very-important-interview-with.html
THE LAND QUESTION IN CHINA - CRITQUE OF SAMIR AMIN
Democracy and Class Struggle combats views of China which do not recognise its capitalist social character, has we see this recognition has a precondition for return of socialism to China.
We take the view that some of Henry CK Liu writings overestimate socialism in the State sector in China and Samir Amin confuses state ownership of Land has a form of pre-socialism, he should be well aware that nationalisation of land is a capitalist demand.
Lenin's views on Land Nationalisation was clear :
"consequently the concept of nationalisation of the land, in terms of economic reality, is a category of commodity and capitalist society"
For some of Mao's thoughts on Land ownership and in particular the signifcance of a 1962 Law popularly known as the 60 Articles , guaranteed, in the words of Peter Ho that collective ownership was invested in the lowest level: the production team - ie the village.
see my note here.
Samir Amin does not understand the commodification of Land in China and the threat it poses to food security in China see here :
See also discussion on Land at 18th CPC Congress here :