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Die Liebknechts: Karl und Sophie – Politik und Familie

Karl Liebknecht: Socialist, Antimilitarist, Revolutionary Annelies Laschitza, Die Liebknechts: Karl und Sophie – Politik und Familie (Berlin: Aufbau Verlag, 2007). In my history textbook in Denmark in the 1950s, mention was made of the fact that Karl Liebknecht had a … Continue reading

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The 2008 Boston Palestine Film Festival

2008 was the 60th anniversary of the war between Arab nations and the new State of Israel, established by the United Nations partition plan in 1947. Israel commemorates it as the war of Independence; Palestinian Arabs, both Christian and Muslim, … Continue reading

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The Arts of Democracy: Art, Public Culture, and the State

Casey Blake, ed., The Arts of Democracy: Art, Public Culture, and the State (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007). This collection of essays explores the negotiations between artists, citizens, and the government in their effort to define public art in … Continue reading

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Urbane Revolutionary: C.L.R. James and the Struggle for a New Society

Frank Rosengarten, Urbane Revolutionary: C.L.R. James and the Struggle for a New Society (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007). The publication of volumes around the life and work of Pan African giant C.L.R. James seems to have slackened in the … Continue reading

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In the Wake of Terror: Class, Race, Nation, Ethnicity in the Postmodern World and U.S. Imperialism and Revolution in the Philippines

The “Filipinization” of Critical Pedagogy E. San Juan, Jr., In the Wake of Terror: Class, Race, Nation, Ethnicity in the Postmodern World (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007). and E. San Juan, Jr., U.S. Imperialism and Revolution in the Philippines (New … Continue reading

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Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School

Andrew Hartman, Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). The purpose of this book is to chronicle an intellectual history of American education, showing how educational and political trends in the … Continue reading

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Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life

Kaushik Sunder Rajan, Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006). This book represents the first large-scale attempt to analyze the increasingly intense entanglement of global markets with biological life. Though Waldby and Mitchell’s Tissue Economies: … Continue reading

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New Departures in Marxian Theory

Stephen A. Resnick and Richard D. Wolff, eds., New Departures in Marxian Theory (Routledge, 2006) In a paper in this volume Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff contend that human subjects are constituted by ever-changing and always-contradictory determinations. Like other entities, … Continue reading

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Linked Labor Histories: New England, Colombia, and the Making of a Global Working Class

Aviva Chomsky, Linked Labor Histories: New England, Colombia, and the Making of a Global Working Class (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008). What is the connection between factory closures in the United States and paramilitary death squads in Colombia? Or … Continue reading

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Road from Ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia

Camilo Mejia, Road from Ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Camilo Mejia (New York: The New Press, 2007). In this lively narrative Mejia rails against war in general and American foreign policy in particular, what he calls the … Continue reading

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