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Spaces of Hope

The Global Question in an Urban World David Harvey, Spaces of Hope (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2000) It is hard to overstate the influence of David Harvey in critical social studies in the last three decades, … Continue reading

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Renewing Socialism: Democracy, Strategy, and Imagination

Leo Panitch, Renewing Socialism: Democracy, Strategy, and Imagination (Boulder: Westview Press, 2001) As we begin the new millennium we are haunted by the specters of neo-liberal reform, the political ascendancy of the New Right, and the dramatic advance of global capitalism. … Continue reading

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Ben Laden: La Verite Interdite

Jean-Charles Brisard and Guillaume Dasquié, BEN LADEN: LA VÉRITÉ INTERDITE (Paris: Denoël, 2001) Published two months after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, this book aims to reveal “the forbidden truth” about Osama … Continue reading

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Politics and the Novel: Three British Marxist Critics of the 1930s

In his retrospective declaration of literary intent, “Why I Write,” George Orwell recalled that “What I have most wanted to do throughout the past ten years is to make political writing into an art.”1 This candidly programmatic statement was written … Continue reading

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Limitations of the Oslo Accords

I want to look at the text of the Oslo Accords, and to ask whether the intentions of Israel and the Palestinians should have been clear to all concerned at the start-and not just to a handful of critics, most … Continue reading

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The Peace Process and Israeli Domestic Politics in the 1990s

Perhaps it is best to start with an anecdote. I can vividly recall that surprising evening of June 23, 1992 when the Israeli Labor Party, headed by Yitzhak Rabin, won the election against the incumbent Likud Party, headed by then-Prime … Continue reading

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Between Market Democracies and Capitalist Globalization: Is There Any Prospect for Social Revolution in Latin America?

Social revolutions are massive progressive processes confronting from below the whole arrangement of power structures. If success- ful, they involve profound changes in class relations, as well as changes in the material and symbolic dimensions of individual and collective life. … Continue reading

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Capitalism Means/Needs War*

…Anyone can understand that war and conquest without and the encroachment of despotism within mutually support each other; that money and people are habitually taken at will from a people of slaves to bring others beneath the same yoke; and … Continue reading

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More Shock Than Therapy: Why There Has Been No “Miracle” in Eastern Germany

Over the last few years a change of mood has affected German politics with regard to the country’s “eastern problem.” Until recently it was generally addressed by politicians with bluff confidence, expressing a sanguine faith that the combination of marketisation … Continue reading

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Limitations of the Oslo Accords

I want to look at the text of the Oslo Accords, and to ask whether the intentions of Israel and the Palestinians should have been clear to all concerned at the start-and not just to a handful of critics, most … Continue reading

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