Category Archives: Volume 20, No. 1

Speeding up Fast Capitalism: Cultures, Jobs, Families, Schools, Bodies

Ben Agger, Speeding up Fast Capitalism: Cultures, Jobs, Families, Schools, Bodies (Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2004). Another specter is haunting capitalism – this time, fast acceleration and its uncertain consequences. This is a profound book and also a real adventure. Although … Continue reading

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Superpower Principles: U.S. Terrorism Against Cuba

Salim Lamarani, ed., Superpower Principles: U.S. Terrorism Against Cuba (Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 2005). This slim volume is packed full of information about US aggression against Cuba, but more specifically focuses on the case of the Cuban Five. These … Continue reading

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The Emerging Police State

William M. Kunstler, The Emerging Police State. Edited by Michael Steven Smith, Karin Kunstler Goldman, and Sarah Kunstler (New York: Ocean Press, 2004). This short book should be required reading for every left and liberal person in the US. Built … Continue reading

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Other Lands Have Dreams: From Baghdad to Pekin Prison

Kathy Kelly, Other Lands Have Dreams: From Baghdad to Pekin Prison (Petrolia, CA: CounterPunch Books; Oakland: AK Press, 2005). In a civilized nation, Kathy Kelly’s peacemaking activities would make her widely known. Thus she has scant name recognition in the … Continue reading

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Gangs and Society: Alternative Perspectives

Louis Kontos, David Brotherton and Luis Barrios, eds., Gangs and Society: Alternative Perspectives (New York: Columbia University Press, 2003). This collection of fifteen articles examines the question of gangs in society from a critical criminology perspective, challenging orthodox criminological and … Continue reading

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Philosophical Arabesques

“A Film Run Backwards”: Bukharin’s Voice from the Dead Nikolai Bukharin, Philosophical Arabesques, translated by Renfrey Clarke with editorial assistance by George Shriver; Introduction by Helena Sheehan (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2005). After Trotsky, Nikolai Bukharin may have been … Continue reading

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Marx-Engels Jahrbuch, Vols. 1-2

Marx-Engels Jahrbuch, Vols. 1-2 (Amsterdam: Marx-Engels Foundation; Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2004, 2005). What can the reader expect from a yearbook which is published in connection with the all-inclusive edition of the writings and manuscripts left by Marx and Engels, the … Continue reading

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What’s My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States II

Interview #2 Dave Zirin. What’s My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2005). Of course there is exploitation but there is fun and beauty too. I mean, what’s more beautiful than a 6-4-3 double … Continue reading

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What’s My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States

Dave Zirin. What’s My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2005). [We present two reviews of this book; they complement one another. The duplication was unplanned but appears fortuitous in view of the book’s … Continue reading

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The Red Millionaire: A Political Biography of Willi Münzenberg, Moscow’s Secret Propaganda Tsar in the West

Sean McMeekin, The Red Millionaire: A Political Biography of Willi Münzenberg, Moscow’s Secret Propaganda Tsar in the West (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003). What, in this globalised and informatised capitalist world order, are we to make of Willi Münzenberg, … Continue reading

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