Reviews

1997 – The Future that never happened

1997: The future that never happened by Richard Power Sayeed, published by Zed Books Ltd October 2017, 341 pages reviewed by Tony Traub The author, Richard Power Sayeed, [...]

13th November 2017 // 0 Comments

Green and Red Rules for Radicals

Ian Parker reviews Derek Wall’s new book Elinor Ostrom’s Rules for Radicals, just published by Pluto Press Of the main complaints made against ‘ecosocialist’ [...]

9th November 2017 // 0 Comments

Three cheers for The Death of Stalin

Andy Stowe is impressed by Armando Iannucci’s new film, The Death of Stalin. In 1956 Nikita Kruschchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) [...]

23rd October 2017 // 1 Comment

Žižek vs Lenin, again

Ian Parker takes a look at ‘Lenin 2017: Remembering, Repeating and Working Through’ by VI Lenin and S Žižek (Verso, 2017) This book brings together some articles, [...]

20th October 2017 // 1 Comment

CLR James film feast

Ian Parker reviews Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact and Works of C.L.R. James This film was released in April last year, and has been doing the rounds in meetings [...]

18th September 2017 // 0 Comments

To Hell with Charity

Struggle or Starve: Working-Class Unity in Belfast’s 1932 Outdoor Relief Riots by Seán Mitchell. Published by Haymarket Books.    Does intense class conflict with [...]

11th September 2017 // 0 Comments

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 // 1 Comment

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