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

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

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

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