Believe it or not!

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

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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7th February 2020 // 1 Comment

Heroism of reason

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

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31st January 2020 // 0 Comments

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