Tag: Book Review

The Jew Who Built An Anti-Nazi Resistance In Hitler’s Army

Martin Monath (1913-1944) was a German Jewish Trotskyist, a member of the Fourth International, and the editor of German-language socialist paper Arbeiter und Soldat (Worker and Soldier), who in 1943 began organizing resistance cells within the Nazi army. A new work by Nathaniel Flakin, Martin Monath: A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers, out this month from Pluto Press, uses archival materials to piece together his fascinating story. This is an interview with its author.

Naomi Klein Wants Us to Be “On Fire”—But With What Kind of Strategy?

On Tuesday evening, author Naomi Klein presented her new book in the Great Hall of Cooper Union in New York City. To fight the fires of climate change, she wants all of us to be “on fire.” Her books makes “The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal.” But what kind of strategy is she proposing to beat the corporations and governments responsible for the catastrophe?

Socialists Need Organizations, Even if They’re Small

“From Little Things Big Things Grow”: Mick Armstrong of the organization Socialist Alternative in Australia has written a book about strategies for building revolutionary organizations. A former member of the ISO reviews it and investigates the debates about the “micro-sect.”

Werner Scholem: Uncompromising to the End

Werner Scholem was a leading light of the left wing of the Communist Party of Germany in the 1920s. A new biography by Ralf Hoffrogge presents a revolutionary life that refused all compromise.

The Jew Who Built An Anti-Nazi Resistance In Hitler’s Army

Martin Monath (1913-1944) was a German Jewish Trotskyist, a member of the Fourth International, and the editor of German-language socialist paper Arbeiter und Soldat (Worker and Soldier), who in 1943 began organizing resistance cells within the Nazi army. A new work by Nathaniel Flakin, Martin Monath: A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers, out this month from Pluto Press, uses archival materials to piece together his fascinating story. This is an interview with its author.

Naomi Klein Wants Us to Be “On Fire”—But With What Kind of Strategy?

On Tuesday evening, author Naomi Klein presented her new book in the Great Hall of Cooper Union in New York City. To fight the fires of climate change, she wants all of us to be “on fire.” Her books makes “The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal.” But what kind of strategy is she proposing to beat the corporations and governments responsible for the catastrophe?

Socialists Need Organizations, Even if They’re Small

“From Little Things Big Things Grow”: Mick Armstrong of the organization Socialist Alternative in Australia has written a book about strategies for building revolutionary organizations. A former member of the ISO reviews it and investigates the debates about the “micro-sect.”

Werner Scholem: Uncompromising to the End

Werner Scholem was a leading light of the left wing of the Communist Party of Germany in the 1920s. A new biography by Ralf Hoffrogge presents a revolutionary life that refused all compromise.