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Mandelson taking money for old rope :: Elaine Jones Reviews 'The Blair Revolution'.
Revolutionary first :: Pablo Velasco reviews 'The Collected Works of John Reed'
More than bourgeois gold-digging :: Helen Rate reviews Emma Thompson's film of 'Sense and Sensibility'.
'The poor middle class' :: Paul McAnaney reviews 'Parsons on Class'

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The left and Max Shachtman, part 2: Post Trotsky Trotskyism

Part 2 of the review by Ernest Haberkern of the book 'Max Shachtman and his left: a socialist's odyssey through the American Century', by Peter Drucker

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The politics of Victor Serge

Cathy Nugent reviews "The Serge-Trotsky Papers, Correspondence and other writings, between Serge and Trotsky."Download PDF

Cathy Nugent reviews "The Serge-Trotsky Papers, Correspondence and other writings, between Serge and Trotsky."

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Third Camp Trotskyism and after

Dan Gallin is a life-long union official so his memoirs might not seem an obviously thrilling read for revolutionary socialists. But his career has been about as different from the standard dull trajectory of union officialdom as one could imagine.

A review of a collection of essays by Dan Gallin published by LabourStart.

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Back whoever contests US hegemony?

Geopolitical Economy: After US Hegemony, Globalisation and Empire by Radhika Desai is a wretched apology for some of the worst regimes on the planet, dressed up as critique of political economy.

It demonstrates how the language and words of the classical Marxist tradition can be absconded and transformed into a world view subservient to the ruling classes of certain powerful, and ultimately imperialist or sub-imperialist states.

A review of Geopolitical Economy: After US Hegemony, Globalisation and Empire by Radhika Desai.

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Kool-Aid or truth?

Since 23 May, debate has raged among economists about an attempt by journalists on the Financial Times to refute the claim by Thomas Piketty, in his best-seller Capital in the 21st Century, that wealth inequality is rising and likely to continue to rise in the USA and Europe.

Since 23 May, debate has raged among economists about an attempt by journalists on the Financial Times to refute the claim by Thomas Piketty, in his best-seller Capital in the 21st Century, that wealth inequality is rising and likely to continue to rise in the USA and Europe.

Most economists, even quite conservative ones, reckon that Piketty has come best out of the row.

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