New Book: The Russians Are Coming, Again – The First Cold War as Tragedy, the Second as Farce

by Jeremy Kuzmarov and John Marciano. From Monthly Review Press: Karl Marx famously wrote in The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon that history repeats itself, “first as tragedy, then as farce.” The Cold War, waged between the United States and Soviet Union from 1945 until the latter’s dissolution in 1991, was a great tragedy, resulting … More New Book: The Russians Are Coming, Again – The First Cold War as Tragedy, the Second as Farce

New Book: A World to Win – The Life and Works of Karl Marx

by Sven-Eric Liedman Translated by Jeffrey N. Skinner. From Verso: In this essential new biography—the first to give equal weight to both the work and life of Karl Marx—Sven-Eric Liedman expertly navigates the imposing, complex personality of his subject through the turbulent passages of global history. A World to Win follows Marx through childhood and … More New Book: A World to Win – The Life and Works of Karl Marx

New Book: Leftism Reinvented – Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism

By Stephanie L. Mudge. From Harvard University Press: Left-leaning political parties play an important role as representatives of the poor and disempowered. They once did so by promising protections from the forces of capital and the market’s tendencies to produce inequality. But in the 1990s they gave up on protection, asking voters to adapt to … More New Book: Leftism Reinvented – Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism

New Book: The Half-Life of Deindustrialization – Working-Class Writing about Economic Restructuring

By Sherry Lee Linkon. From University of Michigan Press: Starting in the late 1970s, tens of thousands of American industrial workers lost jobs in factories and mines. Deindustrialization had dramatic effects on those workers and their communities, but its longterm effects continue to ripple through working-class culture. Economic restructuring changed the experience of work, disrupted people’s … More New Book: The Half-Life of Deindustrialization – Working-Class Writing about Economic Restructuring

New Book: Class War, USA – Dispatches from Workers’ Struggles in American History

by Brandon Weber. From Haymarket Books: An engaging collection of riveting stories about working people in United States history fighting back in the darkest times. Class War, USA is a rich collection of stories about ordinary people who resisted oppression and exploitation against all odds. Brandon Weber’s succinct and vivid essays capture crucial moments of struggle … More New Book: Class War, USA – Dispatches from Workers’ Struggles in American History