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Trotsky on Lenin - book review

Trotsky on Lenin - book review

Book Reviews June 21, 2018

A welcome new edition of neglected writing by Trotsky makes accessible revealing insights into Lenin and Russian society, finds Dominic Alexander

The far right can be defeated, and mass organisation is the key – weekly briefing

The far right can be defeated, and mass organisation is the key – weekly briefing

Opinion June 11, 2018

Solidarity with Muslims and maximum unity are the watchwords for confronting today’s street racists, argues Lindsey German

Dump Trump and the special relationship, too

Dump Trump and the special relationship, too

Opinion June 8, 2018

Theresa May's support for Trump is a faultline we must fully exploit, argues Jonathan Maunders

The NHS revolution

The NHS revolution

History June 8, 2018

NHS at 70: Morgan Daniels looks behind the myth and finds our rulers conceding to an emboldened working class

The limits of Keynesianism part 5: can the working class make advances within capitalism?

The limits of Keynesianism part 5: can the working class make advances within capitalism?

Theory May 18, 2018

In the final part of our series, Dominic Alexander looks at how working class advancement means moving beyond the confines of reformism

Be part of a socialist organisation committed to fundamental change

Be part of a socialist organisation committed to fundamental change

Opinion May 16, 2018

We have a once in a generation chance for change, and must take it

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May Days review - a fitting tribute to Grenfell, and a society fighting back

May Days review - a fitting tribute to Grenfell, and a society fighting back

This staging of a potent poem of our times gives voice to a class realising its own power, finds Cameron Panting

June 23, 2018 Cameron Panting

Marxism and Human Nature

Marxism and Human Nature

Mainstream conceptions of human nature are rooted in the historical development of captilism.  Elaine Graham-Leigh argues that we can only u...

June 23, 2018 Elaine Graham-Leigh

Socrates: Brazil's football revolutionary

Socrates: Brazil's football revolutionary

Footballers have not always been divorced from political struggle. Sean Ledwith remembers a legend of football and socialism

June 22, 2018 Sean Ledwith

If a week is a long time in...

If a week is a long time in...

As England prepare to take on Panama Philosophy Football’s Mark Perryman draws some lessons from the first week of World Cup 2018

June 22, 2018 Mark Perryman

Theory

Socialism: utopian and scientific - an introduction

Socialism: utopian and scientific - an introduction

Engels’ popular pamphlet offers one of the best concise accounts of capitalist development and an accessible introduction to Marx's revolutionar...

June 20, 2018 John Rees

The limits of Keynesianism part 4: the Keynesian attack on the labour theory of value

The limits of Keynesianism part 4: the Keynesian attack on the labour theory of value

In the fourth part of our series, Dominic Alexander looks at the problems with Keynesian critiques of Marx's labour theory of value 

May 11, 2018 Dominic Alexander

The limits of Keynesianism part three: Marx, Keynes and the analysis of the trade cycle

The limits of Keynesianism part three: Marx, Keynes and the analysis of the trade cycle

In the third part of our series on Keynesianism, Dominic Alexander looks at cycles, crisis, and why Keynesianism always looks to fix capitalism  ...

May 4, 2018 Dominic Alexander

Books

Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of World War I to the Streets of Today - book review

Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of World War I to the Streets of Today - book review

Tear Gas shows that, historically, the use of tear gas escalates violence against protest, but movements can overcome such repressive force, argues Tom Whitt...

June 14, 2018 Tom Whittaker

Culture as Politics: Selected Writings of Christopher Caudwell - book extract

Culture as Politics: Selected Writings of Christopher Caudwell - book extract

David Margolies gives an introduction to a new edition of writings by Christopher Caudwell 

June 11, 2018 David Margolies

Adrift: A Secret Life of London's Waterways - book review

Adrift: A Secret Life of London's Waterways - book review

The fight against rapacious developers is at the heart of a new account of life on London’s canals, says John Rees

June 7, 2018 John Rees

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