Culture

Believe it or not!

Ian Parker reviews “I Want to Believe: Posadism, UFOs and Apocalyptic Communism”.

1st May 2020 // 1 Comment

Disaster Communism

Slavoj Žižek’s latest book mines the possibilities of exactly these new conditions in which we respect others in a quite new way, and he repeatedly returns to the question of what kind of social link COVID-19 creates in the world now.

22nd April 2020 // 0 Comments

Understanding the Holocaust

Henry Maitles reviews ” Critique of Modern Barbarism: Essays on fascism, anti-Semitism and the use of History” by Enzo Traverso.

4th April 2020 // 1 Comment

Culture Wars and Class Wars

There is growing view on the left that it should concentrate on the ‘class war’ and avoid ‘culture wars’. Phil Hearse argues that instead we fight all oppression, everywhere.

11th March 2020 // 1 Comment

More than a cultist

Andrew Coates reviews “Memoirs of a Critical Communist”. He writes that “For those prepared to plunge into the difficulties the left faces, this book is an important reference”.

9th March 2020 // 0 Comments

Dark Waters – a corporate cover-up

This film tells the true story of a corporate lawyer, Ron Bobitt, who started out defending big chemical companies like Dupont. But as a result of a family connection he ends up backing a farmer whose cows are being poisoned by Dupont. The insider becomes a redoubtable challenger to corporate power.

6th March 2020 // 0 Comments

Greed – comedy with a kick

Andy Stowe reviews the film “Greed”, directed by Michael Winterbottom, and with Steve Coogan as McCreadie, a fashion mogul based on real-life billionaire Sir Philip Green.

29th February 2020 // 0 Comments

Winter in the Bookshop

Sylvia has not written a history: it is better than that. She recollects the activities, the feelings and the hopes of young people coming into politics. The story is delightfully irreverent and funny.

17th February 2020 // 3 Comments

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