No guide to revolution

Mike Macnair reviews: Iain McKay (ed) Property is theft! A Pierre-Joseph Proudhon anthology AK Press, 2011, pp822, £25

The end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st has seen something of a revival of anarchism and anarchist-influenced forms of leftism. There has, of course, also been a revival of anarchism of the right - ‘anarcho-capitalism’ and its weaker variant, small-state libertarianism. Pierre-Joseph Proudhon is one of the ‘founding fathers’ of left anarchism, though his political ideas were somewhat closer to the ‘small is beautiful’ (Schumacher) approach of modern left greens than to the direct-actionism of Mikhail Bakunin, which has been more influential on modern anarchism.

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Letters

Sex support; ISO conference; Sectarianism; It’s a gas; Decline; Perfect; Exciting time; Hamas style; Miner errors; Not my words

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Diplomacy and dissonance

The Morning Star’s CPB is ‘concerned and worried’ about the Communist Party of China’s embrace of capitalist relations. Lawrence Parker reports

AKP resorts to brutality

The true intentions of the Turkish government in relation to the ‘Kurdish problem’ have been well and truly revealed, writes Esen Uslu

Sealed trains and class traitors

Yassamine Mather interrogates the excuses used by ‘leftwing’ supporters of the Iran Tribunal

Standing the test of time

On July 9, the CPGB hosted a fringe meeting at Marxism 2012, which served as a pre-launch of the recently published collection of essays by Moshé Machover.

Profound questions, no profound answers

Maciej Zurowski reviews a play about the 2011 summer riots: Archie W Maddocks, 'Mottled lines' (director: Henry Bell)

Football through the looking glass

The John Terry racism trial has made for a sorrier spectacle than the average England match, writes Harley Filben

Painstaking

The latest update on the CPGB's Summer Offensive from Mark Fischer

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