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Thailand’s Crisis and the Fight for Democracy

Written after A Coup for the Rich, which landed him with l√®se majest√© charges and forced him to flee Thailand in February 2009, Giles Ungpakorn’s latest book presents an objective and engaging account of Thai politics since the September 2006 military coup.

  • Written by Feyzi Ismail
  • Category: Book Reviews
A portrait photograph of Gramsci in 1915.

Antonio Gramsci - book review

Published for the first time in English, Antonio Santucci's book Antonio Gramsci is a brilliant short introduction to the life and work of one of the most important revolutionaries of the 20th century

  • Written by Chris Nineham
  • Category: Book Reviews

Revolution in Seattle: A Memoir

Seattle Strike - NewspaperThe Seattle strike of February 1919 lasted for five days and was the first city-wide general strike anywhere in the USA. Harvey O’Connor’s gripping account demolishes the myth that socialism, revolutionary or otherwise, was never and could not be natural to American society.

Injustice: Why Social Inequality Persists

spoonsInjustice: Why Social Inequality Persists is an excellent, sharp and at times poignant analysis of the political, social and economic situation that capitalism as a social system is in today.

  • Written by Henry Parkyn-Smith
  • Category: Book Reviews

Arguing Socialism

book coversThe crisis that burst upon the world in 2007 undermined neo-liberal ideology and created a new audience for socialist ideas. Dominic Alexander looks at three books that attempt to address the new possibilities for socialists.

Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna

LacunaThe Lacuna is an intelligent and engaging piece of historical fiction, and deserves all the praise it has got from the mainstream. But scarcely acknowledged is how far Kingsolver goes in her critique of the hypocrisy of western political culture and her corresponding sympathy for revolutionaries.

  • Written by Feyzi Ismail
  • Category: Book Reviews

Norman Finkelstein, This Time We Went Too Far

Norman FinklesteinPublished just over a year after Israel’s 2008 attack on Gaza and drawing on a wealth of evidence Finkelstein's book is first and foremost a stunning indictment of that attack.

  • Written by Alistair Cartwright
  • Category: Book Reviews