Category Archives: Volume 31, No. 2

Eleanor Marx Viewed Through the Lens of a Twenty-First Century Feminist*

Review Essay by Ludmila Melchior-Yahil Rachel Holmes, Eleanor Marx: A Life (New York: Bloomsbury, 2015), 528 pp., $35 I I read Rachel Holmes’s book for the first time soon after its publication two years ago and, like most previous reviewers, … Continue reading

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Beyond Co-optation: Revisiting the Transformative Function of ‘Workers’ Self-Directed Enterprises’

By Charles Masquelier Introduction In several recent accounts on the prospects for social change, commentators have sought to assign a transformative role to enterprises owned and managed by workers. According to Gar Alperovitz (2011; 2013), for example, these economic organisational … Continue reading

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The Marxist Outsider: T.A. Jackson as Autobiographer and Critic

By Philip Bounds In his magisterial history of working-class autodidacticism in Britain, Jonathan Rose describes the late T.A. Jackson as “the most brilliant proletarian intellectual to come out of the British Communist Party”.1 It is a judgement with which it is … Continue reading

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Radical Currents in Soviet Philosophy: Lev Vygotsky and Evald Ilyenkov

By Arto Artinian The Problematic of Soviet Marxism Soviet Marxism is often understood as a tradition that with the exception of figures like Vladimir Lenin or Leon Trotsky, managed to produce very little of significance for twentieth- century Marxist political … Continue reading

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Gender and Ethnic Politics in Sri Lanka’s Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna1

By Chamindra Weerawardhana The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (People’s Liberation Front) – the most popular left-wing political party in present-day Sri Lanka – faces intertwined dilemmas in two key policy areas, gender politics and ethnic politics. Gender issues are complemented by … Continue reading

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Capitalism Denied with Chinese Characteristics

By Timothy Kerswell and Jake Lin Introduction Is China capitalist or socialist? The debate never ceases to cause controversy. The Communist Party of China (CPC), especially, completely denies that China has anything at all to do with capitalism. Historically, China … Continue reading

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The Post-1989 Radical Left in Europe: Results and Prospects

By Marcello Musto The end of ‘actually existing socialism’ The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 brought about a profound change in the European political landscape. The implosion of the repressive bureaucratic regimes of the Soviet bloc had the … Continue reading

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Notes on Contributors

Arto Artinian, who is originally from Bulgaria, is an assistant professor in the social sciences department at the Borough of Manhattan Community College – City University of New York.  His research interests include hegemony, power and capitalist reproduction, and also … Continue reading

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