Vijay Prashad on the TWQ apologia for colonialism

By Vijay Prashad, In the late 1970s, the Pakistani journalist Altaf Gauhar decided, while in his London exile, to set up a series of reviews and journals to stimulate debate around the Third World’s anti-imperialist agenda. In its first issue, in January 1979, the editor provided the context for this journal, to make the case … More Vijay Prashad on the TWQ apologia for colonialism

New Book: Literature of Revolution – Essays on Marxism

By Norman Geras. From Verso: This influential collection explores the pivotal texts and topics in the Marxist tradition. Ranging over questions of social theory, political theory, moral philosophy and literary criticism, it looks at the thought of Marx and Trotsky, Luxemburg, Lenin and Althusser. Included here are Geras’s influential and widely cited treatment of fetishism … More New Book: Literature of Revolution – Essays on Marxism

Letter of resignation from members of the editorial board of Third World Quarterly

Below is a letter that was sent to the chief editor of Third Word Quarterly and the publisher, Taylor Francis, on behalf of the editorial board of TWQ concerning the recent publication of Bruce Gilley’s paper “The Case for Colonialism”: 19 September 2017 LETTER OF RESIGNATION FROM MEMBERS OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD OF THIRD WORLD … More Letter of resignation from members of the editorial board of Third World Quarterly

The Significance of Marx’s Theory of Money

By Ramaa Vasudevan, Marx’s theory of money was integral to his analysis of capitalist dynamics. The rich potential of Marx’s analysis of money has, unfortunately, not received the attention it deserves both by political economists and by those who have been inspired by Marx’s political vision. One problem is that Marx has for a long … More The Significance of Marx’s Theory of Money

New Book: The Color of Money – Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap

By Mehrsa Baradaran. From Harvard University Press: When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, the black community owned less than one percent of the United States’ total wealth. More than 150 years later, that number has barely budged. The Color of Money pursues the persistence of this racial wealth gap by focusing on the … More New Book: The Color of Money – Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap