Books


Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide

1 June 2014 Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide, by Ben White, reviewed by Richard Kuper

Out of Time

1 June 2014 Out of Time: The perils and the pleasures of ageing, by Lynne Segal, reviewed by Catherine Hoskyns

The Fair Trade Scandal

1 June 2014 The Fair Trade Scandal: Marketing poverty to benefit the rich, by Ndongo Samba Sylla, reviewed by Christine Haigh

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

30 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

8 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

18 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

18 March 2014 Great Democrats, edited by A. Barratt Brown (Spokesman books), reviewed by Anthony Arblaster

Black Star: Britain’s Asian Youth Movements

17 February 2014 by Anandi Ramamurthy, reviewed by Gus John

The Impossible Community: realising communitarian anarchism

17 February 2014 by John P Clark, reviewed by Chris Tomlinson

The Body Economic: why austerity kills

17 February 2014 by David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu, reviewed by Maureen Mackintosh

Bad News for Refugees

1 February 2014 Bad News for Refugees, by Greg Philo, Emma Briant and Pauline Donald, reviewed by Andrew Dolan

Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism

1 February 2014 Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism, by Peter Hudis, reviewed by Michael Calderbank

The Democracy Project

1 February 2014 The Democracy Project: a history, a crisis, a movement, by David Graeber, reviewed by Michelle Zellers

Biohackers

1 February 2014 Biohackers: the politics of open science, Alessandro Delfanti, reviewed by Leigh Phillips

Classic book: If They Come in the Morning

31 January 2014 Lola Okolosie looks back at Angela Davis' 1971 collection of essays

Managing Democracy, Managing Dissent

31 January 2014 Managing Democracy, Managing Dissent: capitalism, democracy and the organisation of consent, edited by Rebecca Fisher, reviewed by Bert Schouwenburg

NHS SOS

31 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

7 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

6 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

5 January 2014 Revolting Subjects: social abjection and resistance in neoliberal Britain, by Imogen Tyler, reviewed by Hilary Aked

The case for the state

4 January 2014 The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs private sector myths, by Mariana Mazzucato, reviewed by George Woods

The rewilded frontier – Feral

3 January 2014 Feral: searching for enchantment on the frontiers of rewilding, by George Monbiot, reviewed by James O'Nions

The Village Against the World

2 January 2014 The Village Against the World, by Dan Hancox, reviewed by Izzy Koksal

Review – What Should We Tell Our Daughters?

19 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

5 December 2013 Jane Trowell talks to poet Sai Murray about his collection Ad-Liberation

How the corporate elite win the class war

24 November 2013 John Palmer reviews Susan George's latest book How to Win the Class War: The Lugano Report II

Classic book: Bolo’Bolo

21 October 2013 Gareth Brown looks at Bolo’Bolo, a proposal for collective living

Not playing by the book: radical children’s reads

8 October 2013 Children’s literature can be an important playground for kids to think critically and conceive of a better world. Kitty Webster explores what’s out there for little rebels to read

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

1 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

1 October 2013 Altai, by Wu Ming, reviewed by Ben Lear

The dark heart of Europe – Corporate Europe

1 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

1 October 2013 Fortunes of Feminism: from state-managed capitalism to neoliberal crisis, by Nancy Fraser, reviewed by Nina Power

Classic book: Things Fall Apart

30 August 2013 Desiree Reynolds looks at Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Personal critique – Why are We the Good Guys?

29 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

28 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

27 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

26 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

25 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

15 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

19 June 2013 Soldier Box by Joe Glenton, reviewed by Josh Watts

Review – You Can’t Evict an Idea

18 June 2013 Liam Sheehan reviews You Can't Evict an Idea, by Tim Gee

Classic book: The Bell Jar

8 June 2013 Mel Evans takes a look back at The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, 50 years on

Paper walls – Borderline Justice

7 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

6 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

5 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

4 June 2013 New South Asian Feminisms: paradoxes and possibilities by Srila Roy (ed), reviewed by Adele Webb

Upholding a coup: Haiti’s New Dictatorship

30 May 2013 Haiti’s New Dictatorship by Justin Podur, reviewed by James O’Nions

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

14 May 2013 Raphael Schlembach reviews Against the Nation: Anti-National Politics in Germany, by Robert Ogman

Beyond the Fragments is more than history

21 April 2013 The book was part of challenging the left's methods of organisation, writes Alice Robson - and that struggle continues today as it is republished

Classic book: Further fragments

28 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



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