Books

Sex, Race and Class June 2014

Sex, Race and Class – the Perspective of Winning: a selection of writings 1952–2011, by Selma James, reviewed by Ruth London

Silence Would Be Treason June 2014

Silence Would Be Treason: Last writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa, by Ide Corley, Helen Fallon and Laurence Cox (eds), reviewed by Sarah Shoraka

The Queer African Reader June 2014

The Queer African Reader, by Sokari Ekine and Hakima Abbas (eds), reviewed by Mel Evans

Creditocracy June 2014

Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal, by Andrew Ross, reviewed by Jonathan Stevenson

Stitched Up June 2014

Stitched Up: The anti-capitalist book of fashion, by Tansy Hoskins, reviewed by Paul Collins

Brazil’s Dance with the Devil June 2014

Brazil’s Dance with the Devil by David Zirin, reviewed by Peter Chapman

The Failed Experiment June 2014

The Failed Experiment, by Andrew Fisher, reviewed by Michael Calderbank

Book review: Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty April 2014

John Palmer argues that Piketty's bestseller presents a challenge to even the most blinkered of defenders of the present neo-liberal order

Book review: Greece resistance and the Future of Europe April 2014

Paddy McDaid reviews Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis: Greece and the Future of Europe (Polity, 2013) by Costas Douzinas

Struggling for the right of existence; the memoirs of Daniel Bensaïd March 2014

Jane Shallice reviews An Impatient Life: A Memoir (Verso, 2013) by Daniel Bensaïd and considers what the Left can learn from these beautiful memoirs

Honouring the Democrats March 2014

Great Democrats, edited by A. Barratt Brown (Spokesman books), reviewed by Anthony Arblaster

Black Star: Britain’s Asian Youth Movements February 2014

by Anandi Ramamurthy, reviewed by Gus John

The Impossible Community: realising communitarian anarchism February 2014

by John P Clark, reviewed by Chris Tomlinson

The Body Economic: why austerity kills February 2014

by David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu, reviewed by Maureen Mackintosh

Classic book: If They Come in the Morning January 2014

Lola Okolosie looks back at Angela Davis' 1971 collection of essays

Managing Democracy, Managing Dissent January 2014

Managing Democracy, Managing Dissent: capitalism, democracy and the organisation of consent, edited by Rebecca Fisher, reviewed by Bert Schouwenburg

NHS SOS January 2014

NHS SOS: how the NHS was betrayed – and how we can save it, edited by Jacky Davis and Raymond Tallis, reviewed by Jonathon Tomlinson

Classic book: Green Bans, Red Union January 2014

Camille Barbagallo looks at Green Bans, Red Union: environmental activism and the New South Wales Builders Labourers’ Federation, by Meredith and Verity Burgmann

Spying on the movement – Undercover January 2014

Undercover: the true story of Britain’s secret police, by Rob Evans and Paul Lewis, reviewed by Hannah Fair

The scapegoat bites back – Revolting Subjects January 2014

Revolting Subjects: social abjection and resistance in neoliberal Britain, by Imogen Tyler, reviewed by Hilary Aked

The case for the state January 2014

The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs private sector myths, by Mariana Mazzucato, reviewed by George Woods

The rewilded frontier – Feral January 2014

Feral: searching for enchantment on the frontiers of rewilding, by George Monbiot, reviewed by James O'Nions

The Village Against the World January 2014

The Village Against the World, by Dan Hancox, reviewed by Izzy Koksal

Review – What Should We Tell Our Daughters? December 2013

Kate Pickett and her 19 year old daughter Bronwen Pickett review What Should We Tell Our Daughters? by Melissa Benn.

Nourishing the hunger December 2013

Jane Trowell talks to poet Sai Murray about his collection Ad-Liberation

How the corporate elite win the class war November 2013

John Palmer reviews Susan George's latest book How to Win the Class War: The Lugano Report II

Classic book: Bolo’Bolo October 2013

Gareth Brown looks at Bolo’Bolo, a proposal for collective living

Reclaiming the past – All Knees and Elbows of Susceptibility and Refusal October 2013

All Knees and Elbows of Susceptibility and Refusal: reading history from below, by Anthony Iles and Tom Roberts, reviewed by Dave Featherstone

Anabaptists and pirates – Altai October 2013

Altai, by Wu Ming, reviewed by Ben Lear

The dark heart of Europe – Corporate Europe October 2013

Corporate Europe: how big business sets policies on food, climate and war, by David Cronin, reviewed by John Hilary

A drama in three acts – Fortunes of Feminism October 2013

Fortunes of Feminism: from state-managed capitalism to neoliberal crisis, by Nancy Fraser, reviewed by Nina Power

Classic book: Things Fall Apart August 2013

Desiree Reynolds looks at Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Personal critique – Why are We the Good Guys? August 2013

Why are We the Good Guys? Reclaiming your mind from the delusions of propaganda, by David Cromwell, reviewed by Richard Goulding

State of mind – The Invention of the Land of Israel August 2013

The Invention of the Land of Israel: from holy land to homeland, by Shlomo Sand, reviewed by Richard Kuper

Dictating the agenda – Murdoch’s Politics August 2013

Murdoch’s Politics: how one man’s thirst for wealth and power shapes our world, by David McKnight, reviewed by Benedetta Brevini

Marching on to war – The March That Shook Blair August 2013

The March That Shook Blair: An oral history of 15 February 2003, by Ian Sinclair, reviewed by Paul Anderson

Two brains to rub together – Genes, Cells and Brains August 2013

Genes, Cells and Brains: the Promethean promises of the new biology, by Hilary Rose and Steven Rose, reviewed by Alice Bell

Fighting and winning: the struggle for the Hackney Empire August 2013

Taking on the Empire: How We Saved the Hackney Empire for Popular Theatre by Roland Muldoon, reviewed by Jane Shallice

Soldier Box: an antidote to the government line June 2013

Soldier Box by Joe Glenton, reviewed by Josh Watts

Review – You Can’t Evict an Idea June 2013

Liam Sheehan reviews You Can't Evict an Idea, by Tim Gee

Classic book: The Bell Jar June 2013

Mel Evans takes a look back at The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, 50 years on

Paper walls – Borderline Justice June 2013

Borderline Justice: the fight for refugee and migrant rights, by Frances Webber, reviewed by Matt Carr

Revenge of the east – From the Ruins of Empire June 2013

From the Ruins of Empire: the revolt against the west and the remaking of Asia, by Pankaj Mishra, reviewed by Jonathan Steele

GDP: A not so magic number June 2013

Gross Domestic Problem: the politics behind the world’s most powerful number, by Lorenzo Fioramonti, reviewed by Marco Berlinguer

Women’s arrows – New South Asian Feminisms June 2013

New South Asian Feminisms: paradoxes and possibilities by Srila Roy (ed), reviewed by Adele Webb

Upholding a coup: Haiti’s New Dictatorship May 2013

Haiti’s New Dictatorship by Justin Podur, reviewed by James O’Nions

‘Never again!’ says Germany’s anti-national movement May 2013

Raphael Schlembach reviews Against the Nation: Anti-National Politics in Germany, by Robert Ogman

Classic book: Further fragments March 2013

As Beyond the Fragments by Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal and Hilary Wainwright is set to be republished, Jane Wills looks at its significance

Cruel Britannia: Brute detail March 2013

Cruel Britannia: a secret history of torture, by Ian Cobain, reviewed by Frances Webber

Catastrophism: The truth won’t set you free March 2013

Catastrophism, by Sasha Lilley, David McNally, Eddie Yuen and James Davis, reviewed by Nic Beuret

Beyond Walls and Cages: the politics of exclusion March 2013

Beyond Walls and Cages: prisons, borders and global crisis, eds Jenna M Loyd, Matt Mitchelson and Andrew Burridge, reviewed by Lioba Hirsch

The Question of Strategy: an urgent discussion March 2013

John McDonnell MP reviews The Question of Strategy - Socialist Register 2013

Scouse: a class accent February 2013

Michael Calderbank speaks to Tony Crowley, author of Scouse: A Social and Cultural History

A class act January 2013

Nicholas Beuret looks at E P Thompson's classic The Making of the English Working Class

A flame of butterflies January 2013

Flight Behaviour, by Barbara Kingsolver, reviewed by Kitty Webster

Athenian nights January 2013

Discordia: Six nights in crisis Athens, by Laurie Penny and Molly Crabapple, reviewed by Mel Evans

Economic odysseys January 2013

Scattered Sand: the story of China’s rural migrants, by Hsiao-Hung Pai, reviewed by Greg Fay

Lively London January 2013

London’s Overthrow by China Miéville, reviewed by Frank Carney

We won’t be told – Argentina’s horizontalism December 2012

Everyday Revolutions: horizontalism and autonomy in Argentina, by Marina A Sitrin, reviewed by Isabelle Koksal

Books in red wrapping paper December 2012

Philosophy Football's Mark Perryman introduces his best left-wing books of 2012 for a hopeful materialist's seasonal gift list

No better model December 2012

The Making of Global Capitalism: the political economy of American empire, by Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, reviewed by Patrick Bond

The M word December 2012

Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel, reviewed by Mel Evans

Back to the shop floor December 2012

Edward Webster looks at Working for Ford, by Huw Beynon (1974)

Untouchables: a different way to make sense of Leveson December 2012

Untouchables: dirty cops, bent justice and racism in Scotland Yard, by Michael Gillard and Laurie Flynn, reviewed by Kevin Blowe

Palestine: Learning from the rabbi December 2012

Wrestling in the Daylight: a rabbi’s path to Palestinian solidarity, by Brant Rosen, reviewed by Richard Kuper

2012’s literary Christmas tree formation November 2012

Philosophy Football’s Mark Perryman reveals the football books any fan would welcome as an addition to their bookshelf this Christmas

Wages without work November 2012

Revolution at Point Zero by Silvia Federici and The Problem with Work by Kathi Weeks, reviewed by Nicholas Beuret

The people of the pipeline October 2012

The Oil Road, by James Marriott and Mika Minio-Paluello, reviewed by Andy Rowell

Classic book: Frankenstein September 2012

Mads Ryle looks at the continuing relevance of Mary Shelley's classic to debates about science, technology and nature today

Knowing Too Much: A new view of Jerusalem September 2012

Knowing Too Much: why the American Jewish romance with Israel is coming to an end, by Norman Finkelstein, reviewed by Richard Kuper

Leila Khaled: The woman behind the symbol September 2012

Leila Khaled: Icon of Palestinian Liberation, by Sarah Irving, reviewed by Hilary Aked

Practical action: Beautiful Trouble September 2012

Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution, eds Andrew Boyd and Dave Oswald Mitchell, reviewed by Justin Jacoby Smith

Northern soul: Socialism with a Northern Accent September 2012

Socialism with a Northern Accent, by Paul Salveson. reviewed by Michael Calderbank

Alternative Olympianism September 2012

Why The Olympics Aren’t Good For Us, And How They Can Be, by Mark Perryman, reviewed by Kevin Blowe

Classic book: Let Me Speak! August 2012

Nick Caistor takes another look at Domitila Barrios de Chungara's story of life in Bolivia's mining villages

Multiple perspectives August 2012

Marine Ices, by Tony Garnett, reviewed by Sheila Rowbotham

A different solution August 2012

To Cook a Continent: destructive extraction and the climate crisis in Africa, by Nnimmo Bassey, reviewed by Tim Gee

In a sniper’s sights August 2012

The Only House Left Standing: the Middle East journals of Tom Hurndall, reviewed by Ewa Jasiewicz

Cities of struggle August 2012

Rebel Cities: from the right to the city to the urban revolution, by David Harvey, reviewed by Andre Pusey

Review: The Palestine Nakba June 2012

Bernard Regan reviews Nur Masalha’s account of Palestinian history and the significance of the Nakba in the Israel-Palestine conflict

The Courageous State: Rethinking economics, society and the role of government June 2012

By Richard Murphy, reviewed by Heather Blakey

Palestinians in Israel: Ethnocracy, not democracy May 2012

Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy, by Ben White, reviewed by Richard Kuper

Riding the pink tide May 2012

Social Movements and Leftist Governments in Latin America: Confrontation or Co-option? by Gary Prevost et al (eds), reviewed by Federico Fuentes

Ghosts of Afghanistan: A realistic prospect for peace May 2012

Ghosts of Afghanistan: The Haunted Battleground, by Jonathan Steele, reviewed by Gabriel Carlyle

Debt: The First 5,000 Years – Money, myth and morality May 2012

Debt: The First 5,000 Years, by David Graeber, reviewed by Nick Dearden

Classic book: Woman on the Edge of Time – A utopia of resistance May 2012

Mel Evans looks at Woman on the Edge of Time, by Marge Piercy, first published 1979

Rare Earth: Revolutionary sci fi April 2012

Rare Earth, by Paul Mason, reviewed by Amanda Sebestyen

Classic book: The Wretched of the Earth April 2012

Richard Pithouse on The Wretched of the Earth, by Frantz Fanon

Counterpower: A reservoir of hope April 2012

Counterpower: Making Change Happen, by Tim Gee, reviewed by Ed Lewis

Don’t Take No for an Answer: How not to run a referendum campaign April 2012

Don’t Take No for an Answer: The 2011 Referendum and the Future of Electoral Reform, by Lewis Baston and Ken Ritchie, reviewed by Callum Michaels

Review: Revolutionary Communist at Work April 2012

Revolutionary Communist at Work: A Political Biography of Bert Ramelson, by Roger Seifert and Tom Sibley, reviewed by Mary Davis

The Shadow World: Backstabbing, ego and disregard April 2012

The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, by Andrew Feinstein, reviewed by Chris Browne

The Cost of Inequality: A chronicle of capitalist catastrophe April 2012

The Cost of Inequality: Three Decades of the Super-Rich and the Economy, by Stewart Lansley, reviewed by Christopher Hird

The Assault on Universities: An education in democracy April 2012

The Assault on Universities: A Manifesto for Resistance, by Michael Bailey and Des Freedman (eds), reviewed by Hilary Aked

A cagey business March 2012

Richard Kuper reads two books which consider the grotesque realities of industrial meat production and the wilful 'forgetting' needed to accept them.

Contradictory Dickens February 2012

On the bicentenary of Charles Dickens' birth, Terry Eagleton looks at the contradictions of the man and his work

Tweetin’ ’bout a revolution: Paul Mason interview February 2012

Newsnight’s Paul Mason, author of a new book on the revolts sweeping the world, speaks to Red Pepper

Catch 22: war satire still bites in the age of Fallujah and Helmand January 2012

Catch 22, by Joseph Heller, reviewed by Matt Owen

Review: No Land! No House! No Vote! Voices from Symphony Way January 2012

No Land! No House! No Vote! Voices from Symphony Way, reviewed by Martin Legassick

The White Van Papers: fiction that tells the truth January 2012

The White Van Papers by Roland Muldoon, reviewed by Jane Shallice

More Bad News from Israel: how the media tell it like it isn’t January 2012

More Bad News from Israel, by Greg Philo and Mike Berry, reviewed by Miri Weingarten

Britain’s Empire: ripping up the comfortable myths January 2012

Britain’s Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt by Richard Gott, reviewed by Jonathan Steele

From Dictatorship to Democracy: a manual for revolution? December 2011

From Dictatorship to Democracy: a conceptual framework for liberation, by Gene Sharp, reviewed by Alex Nunns

The Olympics site: ‘a ticking-clock assault on the residue of industrial history’ December 2011

In this extract from his latest book, Ghost Milk, Iain Sinclair looks at the toxicity of the soil under the Olympics

Castro: Beautiful brushwork, imperfect picture December 2011

Leigh Philips reviews Castro by Reinhard Kleist

Not just a knee-jerk November 2011

Richard Seymour reviews The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin by Corey Robin

Sex-positive feminism November 2011

Jennie O’Hara reviews Meat Market: Female Flesh under Capitalism, by Laurie Penny

All the news that fits, they print October 2011

Emma Hughes looks at Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward S Herman and Noam Chomsky (1988)

It’s possible, it’s necessary October 2011

Antonio David Cattani reviews Ours to Master and to Own by Immanuel Ness and Dario Azzellini (eds)

The pursuit of the good September 2011

Peter McMylor considers Alasdair MacIntyre's classic After Virtue: a study in moral theory, first published in 1981

In the revolutionary warm-stream September 2011

Michael Calderbank reviews Magical Marxism: subversive politics and the Imagination, by Andy Merrifield

Flower power September 2011

Jan Goodey reviews Seedbombs: going wild with flowers, by Josie Jeffery

Crude politics August 2011

Sami Ramadani reviews Fuel on the Fire: oil and politics in occupied Iraq, by Greg Muttitt

Unruly protest August 2011

Ashok Kumar reviews Fight Back! A reader on the winter of protest, ed. Dan Hancox

Pure class August 2011

Kevin Blowe reviews Chavs: the demonisation of the working class, by Owen Jones

Soundtrack of dissent July 2011

Alex Nunns reviews 33 Revolutions Per Minute: a history of protest songs by Dorian Lynskey

Reconstructing Marx July 2011

Michael Calderbank reviews Why Marx was Right by Terry Eagleton

The greatest injustice July 2011

Leigh Phillips reviews Treasure Islands by Nicholas Shaxson

School without walls July 2011

Isabel Parrott revisits Colin Ward's classic The Child in the City

Soaked in blood June 2011

Lorna Stephenson reviews The Devil’s Milk: a social history of rubber by John Tully

Maria and her mangoes June 2011

Christine Haigh reviews The Fair Trade Revolution by John Bowes (ed)

Poster people May 2011

James O'Nions reviews Celebrate People’s History: the poster book of resistance and revolution

Web freedom May 2011

Tim Hunt reviews An Open Web

Branding the revolution May 2011

Ross Eventon reviews A Poetics of Resistance: the revolutionary public relations of the Zapatista insurgency

Mass movements and Morales May 2011

David Broder reviews From Rebellion to Reform in Bolivia

Salvaging the socialist cause May 2011

Richard Seymour reviews Eric Hobsbawm's latest book, and a new biography of this influential historian

Capital ideas May 2011

Ingo Scmidt discusses the relevance of Rosa Luxemburg's Accumulation of Capital

Reading Rosa April 2011

Peter Hudis, editor of the newly published Letters of Rosa Luxemburg, speaks to Red Pepper

Moving to the Latin beat March 2011

Dancing with Dynamite: Social movements and states in Latin America, by Benjamin Dangl (AK Press), reviewed by Mike Geddes

Joining the dots March 2011

Whose Crisis, Whose Future? Towards A Greener, Fairer, Richer World, by Susan George (Polity Press), reviewed by Sylvie Wynn

Birthday verse March 2011

The Verso Book of Dissent: From Spartacus to the Shoe Thrower of Baghdad, edited by Andrew Hsiao and Audrea Lim, reviewed by Jennie Bailey

A timely jolt March 2011

Jilted Generation, by Ed Howker and Shiv Malik (Icon Books), reviewed by Adam Ramsay

Unabashed history March 2011

Beating the Fascists: The untold story of Anti-Fascist Action, by Sean Birchall (Freedom Press), reviewed by Ben Aylott

Countering capitalism March 2011

The Great Transformation, by Karl Polanyi, reviewed by Tom Malleson

The ninth art meets the fourth estate January 2011

Leigh Phillips traces the emergence of comic-book journalism

Have your steak and eat it November 2010

Meat: a benign extravagance, by Simon Fairlie (Permanent Publications), reviewed by Christine Haigh

The case of the state November 2010

Isabel Parrot assesses the continuing relevance of In and Against the State

Turbulent tome November 2010

What Would it Mean to Win? by Turbulence Collective (PM Press), reviewed by James O’Nions

A need to go further November 2010

The Rise of the Green Left, by Derek Wall (Pluto Press), reviewed by Peter McColl

Braver together November 2010

The Language of Silence, by Merilyn Moos (Cressida Press/Writersworld), reviewed by Amanda Sebestyen

Absent voices November 2010

Pornland: How porn has hijacked our sexuality, by Gail Dines (Beacon Press), reviewed by Jennie O’Hara

Trotsky faction September 2010

Barbara Kingsolver's The Lacuna (Faber and Faber), reviewed by James O'Nions

Dark urban fantasies September 2010

Stephen Graham's Cities Under Siege: the new military urbanism (Verso), reviewed by Matthew Carr

Time to be communists again September 2010

Alain Badiou's The Communist Hypothesis (Verso), reviewed by Bertie Russell

No easy answers September 2010

Kolya Abramsky's Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution (AK Press), reviewed by Kevin Blowe

Optimism of the will September 2010

Noam Chomsky's Hopes and Prospects (Hamish Hamilton), reviewed by Nick Dearden

Demanding the impossible September 2010

Alastair Hemmens celebrates a book that had a major influence on 'les événements' of 1968

Determined to do it July 2010

Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the 20th Century by Sheila Rowbotham (Verso), reviewed by Andrea D'Cruz

A living gallery of resistance July 2010

Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine by William Parry (Pluto), reviewed by Mike Marqusee

Making noise for Africa July 2010

Speaking Truth to Power by Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem (Fahamu Books & Pambazuka Press), reviewed by Fatima Mujtaba

Italia ’76 July 2010

More Work! Less Pay! Rebellion and Repression in Italy 1972-77 by Phil Edwards (Manchester University Press), reviewed by Paul Anderson

Illusory ethics July 2010

Secret Affairs: Britain's Collusion with Radical Islam by Mark Curtis (Serpent's Tail), reviewed by Jonathan Steele

Second coming July 2010

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal work The Second Sex laid the foundations for the second wave of feminism and is essential reading for the feminist resurgence today, writes Rosie Germain

On the side of the slaves June 2010

The Black Jacobins by CLR James (Penguin, new edition 2001), reviewed by Selma James

Fill in the adjectives June 2010

Gaza: Beneath the Bombs by Sharyn Lock with Sarah Irving (Pluto Press), reviewed by Andrea D'Cruz

Confused protest June 2010

The Protestor's Handbook by Bibi van der Zee (Guardian Books), reviewed by Tom Walker

Opening a crack in history June 2010

Zapatistas: rebellion from the grassroots to the global by Alex Khasnabish (Zed Books), reviewed by Duncan Smith

Fearless satire June 2010

Disgusting Bliss: the brass eye of Chris Morris by Lucian Randall (Simon and Schuster), reviewed by Kevin Blowe

Going against the flow June 2010

The Enigma of Capital and the crises of Capitalism by David Harvey (Profile Books), reviewed by Alexander Gallas

A brick of a book May 2010

Commonwealth by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri Scathingly described by the Wall Street Journal as ‘a witches’ brew of contemporary radicalism’, Hardt and Negri’s most recent book Commonwealth is a timely contribution to our understanding of contemporary capitalist relations and the potential revolutionary conditions they create. Michael Hardt is a professor of literature at Duke […]

Zizek waits April 2010

Violence by Slavoj Zizek (London, Profile Books 2009), reviewed by Clare Woodford

An alien gaze February 2010

Lyn Marven considers Nobel Prize-winner Herta Müller's compelling fictional exploration of state oppression

Objective fiction February 2010

Nathaniel Mehr reviews Newspeak in the 21st Century by David Edwards and David Cromwell (Pluto Press, 2009)

Book reviews February 2010

Public cost and private benefit Global Auction of Public Assets Dexter Whitfield Spokesman, £18 Dexter Whitfield has been one of the most well-informed and effective critics of the whole programme of privatisation of Britain’s public services, begun by Margaret Thatcher and continued by New Labour. He is the director of the European Services Strategy Unit, […]

A friend in court December 2009

Liz Davies reviews Memoirs of a Radical Lawyer by Michael Mansfield QC (Bloomsbury, 2009)

The critical struggle of our time December 2009

Maddy Power reviews (People First Economics) by David Ransom and Vanessa Baird (eds) New Internationalist, 2009

Everyone does everything December 2009

James O'Nions meets two members of the Italian novel-writing collective Wu Ming as they publish Manituana, their 'story from the wrong side of history'

An ecological manifesto November 2009

The Ecological Revolution by John Bellamy Foster (Monthly Review Press, 2009), reviewed by Derek Wall

Feeding the world November 2009

Instead of GM crops and a new 'green revolution for Africa', the answer to the food crisis and climate change lies in smaller-scale, local 'agroecology'. Reviews by James O'Nions

The other India October 2009

Mike Marqusee reviews Listening to Grasshoppers: Field Notes on Democracy by Arundhati Roy

Enlightened fundamentalism October 2009

Liberal and conservative Europe alike are guilty of a new 'xeno-racism' against Muslims, according to veteran anti-racism campaigner Liz Fekete. Review by Matt Carr

Inspirational history, practical handbook August 2009

Ireland's Hidden Diaspora by Ann Rossiter (Irish Abortion Solidarity Campaign), reviewed by Laurie Penny

Grievable and ungrievable lives June 2009

Nathaniel Mehr reviews Judith Butler's Frames of War: When is Life Grievable?

Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution June 2009

Helen Yaffe explores impact of Che Guevara as an economist and politician

Comrade or brother? April 2009

Comrade or Brother? A History of the British Labour Movement by Mary Davis (Pluto Press, second edition 2009, reviewed by Nathaniel Mehr

Feminism and war: confronting US imperialism March 2009

Nathaniel Mehr reviews (Feminism and War) and writes that it is essential reading for anyone who is remotely convinced by the feminist pretensions of the US-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq

No redemption March 2009

Mike Marqusee talks to 'Red Riding' quartet author David Peace about 'GB84', his dark novel on the 1984 miners' strike

The patron saint of sandal-wearers December 2008

Matthew Beaumont welcomes Sheila Rowbotham's biography of Edward Carpenter

The generation gap November 2008

Extracts of What's Going On by Mark Steel (Simon and Schuster)

Grist to the radical Mill September 2008

John Stuart Mill: Victorian firebrand by Richard Reeves (Atlantic Books), reviewed by Anthony Arblaster

Commie Girl in the OC July 2008

Laurie Penny interviews Rebecca Schoenkopf about politics, life, feminism and getting 'finger-fucked' by Hillary Clinton

Selfish capitalism is making us ill June 2008

Mat Little interviews psychologist and writer Oliver James about his book, The Selfish Capitalist

This is what you do June 2008

Hollow Land by Eyal Weizman, reviewed by Michael Kustow

Racism today May 2008

Hostility towards migrants is on the increase. David Renton reviews a new book by Arun Kundani which puts contemporary racism in perspective

Waiting for the barbarians April 2008

The so-called War on Terror has created a global bonanza for the world of commercial military suppliers, writes Solomon Hughes in this exclusive extract from his new book War on Terror, Inc

Anti-semitism and the Israel lobby April 2008

In this extract from his book, If I Am Not for Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew, Mike Marqusee says that no one should be deterred from criticising the Israel lobby by charges of anti-semitism

Planetary mythology February 2008

Soundbite science and self-help manuals would have you believe that men and women can't communicate. Deborah Cameron's new book shows that the real issues are to do with power, writes Romy Clark

American interest December 2007

The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy by John Mearsheimer and Stephen M Walt (Allen Lane 2007), reviewed by Richard Kuper

You’re booked December 2007

Sports books fill the bestseller lists every Christmas. Anne Coddington and Mark Perryman examine the rise and rise of the new sports writing

Booktopia December 2007

Comedian Mark Thomas on his top books

War on Words August 2000

The triumph of the free market after the end of the Cold War doesn't mean a free market in ideas. Tariq Ali discusses the way literature can still be a crime against the state





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