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

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

Reform or Revolution: European Social Democracy and the Roots of the Eurozone Crisis

Pt. 3 of “European Social Democracy and the Roots of the Eurozone Crisis;” see Part 1 here and Part 2 here. By Alejandro Reuss, A deep crisis of global capitalism, its seeds sown in part by a dramatic deregulation of finance, Wolfgang Münchau of the Financial Times notes, would seem tailor-made for a revival of … More Reform or Revolution: European Social Democracy and the Roots of the Eurozone Crisis

“Weren’t We Women First Out on the Streets?”: The Incomplete History of 1917

By Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, In the year of the pussy, and also coincidentally the centennial of the Russian Revolution, perhaps it was inevitable that someone would characterize the revolution as primarily about pussies. In the New York Times, Professor Yuri Slezkine recently wrote — in one of the few articles that esteemed publication has featured … More “Weren’t We Women First Out on the Streets?”: The Incomplete History of 1917