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 // 2 Comments

Fighting Shy

It was written, Hamja Ahsan says, ‘on the back of a lifetime of resentment’, and it throws a sharp unsparing light not only on the ‘Extrovert Supremacy’ but also on left practices that prop up the ghastly loud world of celebrity, extravagance and self-promotion that is the excessive unsustainable stuff of consumer capitalism.

7th February 2020 // 1 Comment

Heroism of reason

Michael Lowy reviews “Memoirs of a Critical Communist” by Livio Maitan.

31st January 2020 // 0 Comments

1917 reviewed

You can tell 1917 is an important film as I was able to watch it in my local cinema in a village in Carmarthenshire within a few days of its release, writes Geoff Ryan.

31st January 2020 // 0 Comments

Orwell, Anti-colonialist, Anti-fascist …. Blue Labour?

Orwell’s greatest contribution is his brilliant dissection of both fascist and Stalinist totalitarian regimes through Animal Farm and 1984 along with Homage to Catalonia on his experiences in the Spanish Civil War.

28th January 2020 // 0 Comments

Change the Record

Cameron’s book “For the Record” reeks of entitlement. If you disliked him already, this book will have you practically throwing up.

2nd December 2019 // 0 Comments

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez inspires Labour’s GND

Alan Thornett reviews A Planet to Win – Why We Need a Green New Deal by Kate Aronoff, Alyssa Battistoni, Daniel Aldana Cohen and Thea Riofrancos, (London, Verso, 2019). 208 pp. £10.99

16th November 2019 // 0 Comments

A paradigm of modern barbarism

Enzo Traverso’s new book, Critique of Modern Barbarism, is reviewed by Herman Pieterson.

13th November 2019 // 0 Comments

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