WW archive > Issue 895 - 22 December 2011
The other worlds of sci-fi and fantasy
How do science-fiction and fantasy help us understand reality? James Turley investigates
Left and EEC; Play the ball; Bad treaty; Lesser evil; Dirty hands; Go to war; Dumb legalism; No socialist; Murder worship; How much?; Subtle
Lenin, Kautsky and the 'new era of revolutions'
Lenin's vision of world revolution at the turn of the 20th century was inspired by Karl Kautsky, writes Canada-based scholar Lars T Lih
Robbie Rix sends season's greetings to all our readers - we will be back on January 12!
Playing the blame game
With hundreds of billions of debt due to be repaid in the first quarter of next year, writes Eddie Ford, the euro zone crisis has not gone away
Signs of an awakening
Calls for internal democracy within the Socialist Workers Party can only be welcomed. Peter Manson reports on the third and final 'Pre-conference Bulletin'
Cameron in the court of King James
The prime minister's speech on the King James Bible ticks every reactionary box going, argues James Turley
What kind of commitment?
Mike Belbin takes a look at the life of Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011
Adam Smith's profoundest reader
Karl Marx built on and developed bourgeois revolutionary consciousness, contends Spencer A Leonard of the US Platypus group
What made us human
Simon Wells reviews Chris Stringer 'The origin of our species' Allen Lane, 2011, pp333,