A common charge heard against Marxism in recent decades is that it is a Eurocentric theory, one with arguably colonial assumptions and underpinned by Western values.
Tim Gee claims to have “a single idea which explains why social movements succeed or fail”. Two hundred pages later I am not convinced.
Umberto Eco’s protagonist is a spy (who is not particular about which state police he serves), a forger, an agent provocateur and a stool pigeon.
This collection includes 60-odd pieces of political verse written over the last quarter-century, most of them originally published in Solidarity or in one of its forerunners.
Mark Lynas has written a provocative book that deserves to be read and discussed.
David Harvey’s Companion to Marx’s Capital may become the most widely-used handbook for studying the great “critique of political economy” which Karl Marx published in 1867.
Paul Mason is fascinated by the Facebooking, tweeting, text-messaging young activists he has met across the world in the revolts of the last two years.
Nicola Stott reviews Doris Lessing’s The Cleft.
Mark Lynas has written a provocative book that deserves to be read and discussed by socialists, trade unionists and ecologists.
By Dave Osler
They say that no man is a hero to his valet. But the late Tony Cliff was very obviously a hero — and more — to one of his chauffeurs.