New Book: Trump in the White House – Tragedy and Farce

by John Bellamy Foster with a foreword by Robert W. McChesney. From Monthly Review Press: Remember that metaphor about the frog that slowly cooks to death in the pot of increasingly warm water? Leftists have used it for years to describe how people can accept dwindling health care, fading job opportunities, eroding racial and gender … More New Book: Trump in the White House – Tragedy and Farce

New Book: Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism – Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy

By Kohei Saito. From Monthly Review Press: Karl Marx, author of what is perhaps the world’s most resounding and significant critique of bourgeois political economy, has frequently been described as a “Promethean.” According to critics, Marx held an inherent belief in the necessity of humans to dominate the natural world, in order to end material … More New Book: Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism – Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy

‘Africa Rising’ in Retreat – New Signs of Resistance

by Patrick Bond A few years ago, at the very moment that Africa’s GDP ceased its rapid 2002–11 increase, a profound myth took hold in elite economic and political circles, embodied in the slogan “Africa Rising.”1 That myth persists. Deutsche Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann claimed in June 2017 at a Berlin conference that “Africa stands … More ‘Africa Rising’ in Retreat – New Signs of Resistance

New Book: The Age of Monopoly Capital – Selected Correspondence of Paul A. Baran and Paul M. Sweezy, 1949-1964

by Paul A. Baran and Paul M. Sweezy. Edited and annotated by Nicholas Baran and John Bellamy Foster. From Monthly Review Press: Paul A. Baran and Paul M. Sweezy were two of the leading Marxist economists of the twentieth century. Their seminal work, Monopoly Capital: An Essay on the American Economic and Social Order, published … More New Book: The Age of Monopoly Capital – Selected Correspondence of Paul A. Baran and Paul M. Sweezy, 1949-1964

July-August 2017 Issue of Monthly Review: On Revolution & Counterrevolution

In this special issue, the variety of views to which the magazine is open should be evident. On a topic as ambitious as “Revolution and Counterrevolution, 1917-2017” it would be irrational to expect complete agreement or to assume that one perspective has all the answers—the historical issues are too complex and the human stakes are … More July-August 2017 Issue of Monthly Review: On Revolution & Counterrevolution

New Book: Creating an Ecological Society – Toward a Revolutionary Transformation

by Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams From Monthly Review Press: Sickened by the contamination of their water, their air, of the Earth itself, more and more people are coming to realize that it is capitalism that is, quite literally, killing them. It is now clearer than ever that capitalism is also degrading the Earth’s ability … More New Book: Creating an Ecological Society – Toward a Revolutionary Transformation

New Book: A Redder Shade of Green – Intersections of Science and Socialism

By Ian Angus. From Monthly Review Press: As the Anthropocene advances, people across the red-green political spectrum seek to understand and halt our deepening ecological crisis. Environmentalists, scientists, and ecosocialists share concerns about the misuse and overuse of natural resources, but often differ on explanations and solutions. Some blame environmental disasters on overpopulation. Others wonder … More New Book: A Redder Shade of Green – Intersections of Science and Socialism