- Triumph of the bourgeoisie?: editorial
Workers' Liberty 14, July 1990
The fall of Stalinism in Eastern Europe brought a triumph for the bourgeoisie. But with what contradictions, and for how long?
Historic compromise in South Africa?
The 30th anniversary of the introduction of the contraceptive pill
Poll tax: 12 million defy the law
France's Front National
Labour: towards a one-faction party?
A tale of two industrial struggles: ambulance workers, and engineering
Israel/Palestine: influx and intifada
Northern Ireland: Ulster says maybe.
New agendas for the Labour left, discussed by a leading figure among those "Bennites" who stood out against the general absorption of the Labour left by the Kinnock regime.
Much socialist critique of Stalinism has begged the question by criticising Stalinists for being too moderate and not pushing hard and fast enough for "socialism". Is it even desirable to push hard and fast for Stalinist "socialism"?
Describing and discussing the beginnings of socialist organisation in Eastern Europe after the fall of Stalinist rule there.
A Polish socialist discusses the tasks and prospects in the aftermath of the fall of Stalinism in Poland and post-Stalinist regime's forced march to market capitalism.
Discussing the new popularity and impact of musicals.
Belinda Weaver takes a fresh look at a socialist classic, Edmund Wilson's To The Finland Station.
Workers' Liberty 14 Reviews section
The real history of US labour (Dianne Finger and Barry Finger review a book by Kim Moody)
It takes all sorts? (Liz Millward reviews a book on the Krays)
As modest as Stalin (Jim Denham reviews Jon Halliday's biography of Enver Hoxha)
Helter skelter and stage by stage (Martin Thomas reviews books by Ken Livingstone and Seumas Milne
Marxism without bullshit? (Jon Pike reviews a handbook of "analytical Marxism" by Jon Elster and Karl Ove Moene)
"I have made enough voices" (Lilian Thomson writes on Greta Garbo)