Marcuse on colonialism

Malinovich: Do you consider that Third World economic and social problems are caused to a very large extent by colonialism or Western imperialism?
Marcuse: Not exclusively, but to a considerable extent, yes. I would not, for example, in any way put what is going on today in Uganda on the account of colonialism. That’s ridiculous.
Malinovich: A political-scientist friend of mine estimates that the contribution of colonialism has been in the area of 25 percent. His analysis is that about 75 percent of the troubles in the Third World would have been there anyway.
Marcuse: I think I agree to that. I don’t know if it’s 25 percent or 35 percent, but essentially I agree.


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