This is a transition that updates to a continental chessboard our "unprecedented task" of entrenching the Bolshevik party in an imperialist metropolis.
It is no coincidence that ten years after the 1989 strategic divide, the authors of the ideologies and political theories of European imperialism are posing themselves the problems of the crisis and the transformation of the nation-state, and are seeking the touchstone for the European process precisely in the emergence of the modern states from medieval society.
In the Far East, where decades of turbulent development have engulfed the hundred thousand villages of backwardness and dragged billions of individuals into the modern era of class struggle, crises, and capitalist wars, it is the glare of nuclear explosions that is accompanying the rise of new powers and the consolidation of their states.
All of this provides the ideologues of super-imperialism, today reincarnated in the bards of peaceful globalisation, with a Sisyphean task.
While the European bourgeoisies attempt to conceive a continental state after the bloodletting of two imperialist world wars, the Asian epicentre is generating new Leviathans with nuclear claws.
Starting from Europe five centuries ago, capitalism undoubtedly unified the world market, but only for the world to be once again divided and shaken violently by imperialist competition, its crises, and its wars. Meanwhile, however, it has made the proletariat universal for the first time in history.