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Patrick Wolfe, Traces of History: Elementary Structures of Race

(New York: Verso Press, 2016), 296 pp., $29.95 In light of the recent upsurge in far-right white supremacist politics across Europe and the US, revisiting histories of racism in particular contexts seems imperative. As I write, the events of August … Continue reading

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Daniel Egan, The Dialectic of Position and Maneuver: Understanding Gramsci’s Military Metaphor

(Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2017), 142 pp., $28. Daniel Egan’s new book places Antonio Gramsci’s thought firmly in the revolutionary socialist tradition. As the title indicates, Egan focuses on the famous metaphor of “war of position” and “war of maneuver” that … Continue reading

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Marx’s Capital after 150 Years: Revolutionary Reflections*

By Kevin B. Anderson [from Socialism and Democracy, Vol. 31, No. 3, November 2017, pp. 1-10] What does it mean to celebrate and concretize for today Marx’s greatest work, Capital, Vol. I? Such a discussion is terribly important at this … Continue reading

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Samuel Farber. The Politics of Che Guevara: Theory and Practice

(Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2016) Debunking a Myth or Distorting the Record? Samuel Farber on Che Guevara By Michael Principe Philosopher Alain Badiou in his essay “The Idea of Communism” explains the importance of proper names, including that of Che Guevara, in … Continue reading

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On Brexit and Democracy: Response to Emma Bell

By Steve McGiffen Emma Bell makes a number of salient points in her paper: it is true that the Brexit referendum was far from being a model of democratic practice; that referenda in general are more problematic than their supporters … Continue reading

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Capitalism Unhinged: Crisis of Legitimacy in the United States*

By Victor Wallis [from Socialism and Democracy, Vol. 31, No. 3, November 2017; published version of the text is at www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08854300.2017.1376500] I I recall that in the first classroom lecture I gave, in September 1968, I referred to capitalism as … Continue reading

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Korean War Biological Warfare Update

By Thomas Powell Korean partition was created in 1945 by a USSR/US military accord by which jurisdiction of the peninsula was divided roughly in half between the Soviet and US occupation armies at the 38th Parallel. Three and a half … Continue reading

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The Party: What We Need and How to Get It

By Suren Moodliar (Moderator) Introduction Socialism and Democracy convened a roundtable conversation at the 2017 Left Forum, “The Party: Do We Need It? If So, What Does It Look Like? How Do We Get It?”[1] It consisted of seven panelists … Continue reading

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Trumpism: The Geopolitics of the United States, the Middle East and Iran

By Hamideh Sedghi* I During his presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump promised to make “America great again,” relieving it from the burdens of global leadership and cutting back involvements and investments in the world.1 He said he would move the US Embassy … Continue reading

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Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel, When Two Worlds Collide

Yachaywasi Films, Newport (UK), 2016. Film Review On April 9, 2009 the calm that follows the rainy season in Peru’s Amazonian jungle regions was broken by protests aimed at closing down both road and river traffic, and shutting down oil … Continue reading

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