Reviews

Words – weapons or straightjackets?

Dave Kellaway reviews Ian Parker’s  ‘Revolutionary Keywords for a New Left’ (Zero Books, 2017} “It is that very familiarity with the same old language of the left, [...]

31st August 2017 // 1 Comment

Love is not enough

Andy Stowe reviews Naomi Klein’s new book “No Is Not Enough” on Trump’s rise and her plan for defeating him. The first thing that hits you reading this very useful [...]

11th August 2017 // 0 Comments

October by China Mieville – a review

October: The Story of the Russian Revolution, by China Mieville Verso, May 2017, £18.99.   To commemorate 1917, Verso has delivered a brilliant piece of commissioning [...]

25th May 2017 // 0 Comments

Dead Zone: Where the Wild things were

Alan Thornett reviews Philip Lymbery’s important new book from Bloomsbury (2017) Bloomsbury Publishers, who published Elizabeth Kolberts The Sixth Extinction in 2014 [...]

2nd May 2017 // 0 Comments

This bright life will come

Travelling to the British Library’s impressive and unmissable Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths exhibition, I read an article on Putin’s government’s [...]

30th April 2017 // 0 Comments

Mad to be Normal

Ian Parker diagnoses what is wrong with this film: A new film about R D Laing should be something for the left to watch and learn from, about the politics of madness and the [...]

27th April 2017 // 0 Comments

Black, female and hidden from history

Review of Hidden Figures (2017) Directed by Theodore Melfi, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe by Dave Kellaway We go from being our father’s [...]

24th February 2017 // 0 Comments

Stalin’s artistic counter-revolution 

Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 – An exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London 11 February —17 April 2017 (£16, £12 concessions) It’s one of [...]

13th February 2017 // 0 Comments

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