Book Review: The Tragedy of American Science, by Clifford D. Conner
Can science solve the world’s problems? Not as long as researchers are dependent on capitalist investment and access to new technology is limited to those who can pay for it. In his new book, Clifford D. Conner explains why.
Olivia WoodApril 25, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Sahra Wagenknecht’s “Left Conservatism”
Everyone on the German Left is talking about a terrible new book. We are all "bizarre minorities."
Nathaniel FlakinApril 20, 2021
Reconnecting Gramsci to the Traditions of Revolutionary Marxism: A Review of “Hegemonía y Lucha de Clases”
Juan Dal Maso’s "Hegemonía y lucha de clases. Tres ensayos sobre Trotsky, Gramsci y el marxismo" represents an ambitious attempt to rethink the relation of Gramsci to the traditions of revolutionary Marxism, by means of a critique of those positions that emphasised the possibility of a reformist reading of Gramsci and of an attempt to suggest that Gramsci and Trotsky faced the same open challenges of redefining revolutionary strategy.
Panagiotis SotirisApril 7, 2021
This Wednesday: Andrea D’Atri Presents the Book “Bread and Roses”
On March 17, Andrea D'Atri will be presenting the new English-language edition of her book "Bread and Roses: Gender and Class Under Capitalism." The online event from the London radical booksellers Housmans will take place at 7pm GMT (London), 3pm EDT (New York), and 12pm PDT (Los Angeles). Free registration required.
Left VoiceMarch 15, 2021
Covid-19 and Capitalist Production: A Review of Rob Wallace’s Dead Epidemiologists
In Rob Wallace's most recent book, he reviews what is known about the development of the virus that causes Covid-19 in the context of industrial farming combined with habitat destruction. Inherent in his critique is a condemnation of capitalist agricultural methods, some thoughts on alternatives, and what forces in rural society are doing to create these alternatives. His book is a must-read for anybody who wishes to truly understand Covid-19.
John ReimannNovember 28, 2020
The Measure of Everything: David McNally’s Materialist History of Money
David McNally’s new book, Blood and Money, is a devastating and brilliant account of money and its role in historical and current processes of class and state domination. A model of Marxist historical scholarship, it’s a must-read for Marxists and other anticapitalist activists and thinkers, speaking both to our current moment and to more enduring questions class, power, dispossession, and the potential of working class movements from below to transcend these.
Ahmed KannaAugust 25, 2020
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.
Left VoiceOctober 13, 2019
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?
Nathaniel FlakinSeptember 23, 2019
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."
Steve LeighAugust 30, 2019