In this classic work the veteran Austrian communist Ernst Fischer set himself what might seem an impossible task, to provide a Marxist analysis of not just visual art, but literature and music also, from their very origins to the present.
Last month, a group of climate scientists released a paper arguing that pretty much everything we’ve been doing to get action on climate change is wrong. It didn’t get much media attention, but the Hartwell Paper is an important contribution to the debate about where next after Copenhagen.
Peter Cox’s book “Moving People: Sustainable Transport Development” is unusual for an academic book on transport. Cox is a social scientist with a history of cycling promotion. He does not come from the normal engineering, economics or geography backgrounds of most transport academics.
My copy of the new International Socialism arrived in the post today - and it's now also online. It's easy to overlook John Rose's review of a new book about 1968, tucked away at the back in the print edition, but it is worth a read.