Rex Dunn

Latest articles by Rex Dunn

Only choice we have

Rex Dunn argues that the left must unite around the Transitional programme if it is going to get anywhere

Reformism, Corbynism and CPGB

Repeating the arguments of the 1920s ‘left’ communists, Rex Dunn says the Labour Party is a quagmire for the left

Coronavirus, oil and capitalist decline

Rex Dunn explains why he thinks they are all connected.

Lessons of Corbynism’s defeat

How to overcome the impediments to communist consciousness? Rex Dunn takes issue with Mike Macnair.

Cold light of day

Could a Labour government really act in the interests of both workers and capital? Rex Dunn gives his take on the Financial Times and Jeremy Corbyn’s 2019 manifesto.

Sinking, but not yet sunk

Rex Dunn discusses Brexit, the future of neoliberalism and the system’s potential for disintegration.

Direct vs representative democracy

Raquel Varela: A people’s history of the Portuguese Revolution. Pluto Press, 2019, pp352, £19.99.

From rentism to communism

Peter Frase Four futures: life after capitalism Verso, 2016, pp160, £8.99

Philosophy, Marxism and gender ideology

Rex Dunn makes a contribution to our ongoing debate. He argues that genderism stems from working class defeats and poststructuralist subjectivism

At what cost to humanity?

Capitalism’s ‘terminal crisis’ cannot be resolved positively without a powerful left, says Rex Dunn

Politics in the round

Rex Dunn offers his view of what is now a full-blown crisis. Is Britain about to descend into civil war?

Foul residue of colonialism

Rex Dunn examines how the culture and politics of New Zealand and Australia contributed to the Christchurch massacre

Stalinophiles and ignoramuses

Rex Dunn examines a selection of fiction that deals with Stalinism and anti-Stalinism

Marxism and aestheticism

Despite Marx’s throwaway remark, Capital is not a ‘work of art’, argues Rex Dunn

A new ship with a new crew

Behind the Brett Kavanaugh scandal Rex Dunn sees the decline of capitalism and a fragmented feminist movement that fails to recognise the necessity of socialism

Trotskyism and May 1968

It was the role of Stalinism that prevented revolution, insists Rex Dunn

Understanding the dark side

The art market continues to go up, says Rex Dunn, and one day it will crash. But what is happening to art?

The alternative to patriarchy

The ‘sex wars’ discussed by Amia Srinivasan are a symptom of a deeper crisis, argues Rex Dunn

From the mouths of the women

Rex Dunn reviews Svetlana Alexievich The unwomanly face of war Penguin Classics, 2017, pp351, £12.99

Greatest abuse of humanity

What is the link between neoliberalism and identity politics? Rex Dunn offers his thoughts on what he thinks was a remarkable broadcast

Understanding poststructuralism

We need to debate the development of diverse ideas and movements in their historical context, both before and after 1968. Only then can Marxism recover and move forward, argues Rex Dunn

Poststructuralism and decline

Rex Dunn argues that sexism within the left is not the root cause for the rise of political correctness and identity politics

Rearming the April theses

With the help of some new insights, Rex Dunn argues that Lars T Lih’s continuity theory does not stand up, despite the new evidence he has uncovered

Crisis and degeneration

David E Lowes (editor), Arthur Ransome Three accounts of revolutionary Russia Red Revenant, 2017, £6.90, pp212

Witnesses of the revolution

Rex Dunn reviews: David E Lowes (editor), 'Bessie Beatty on revolutionary Russia', Red Revenant, 2017, £6.99, pp256 and, David E Lowes (editor), 'Arthur Ransome Three accounts of Revolutionary Russia Red Revenant', 2017, £6.90, pp212

Karl Marx and ‘eco-Marxism’

The threat of ‘ecocidal capitalism’ is linked to the absence of a class-conscious international proletariat, writes Rex Dunn

Mayakovsky and the avant garde

What was the truth about Soviet art? Rex Dunn looks at the real reasons behind its decay

Flee, die or receive baptism?

Rex Dunn reviews: Mihail Sebastian, 'For two thousand years', Penguin Modern Classics, 2016, pp231, £9.99

Reclaim the heritage

Rex Dunn concludes his exploration of Marx’s concept of the human

Filling the gaps

Rex Dunn continues his exploration of Karl Marx’s concept of the human

Marx’s concept of the human

Rex Dunn begins his three-part exploration of Marx’s essentialism, the nature of the epoch, decline and transition

Apples and pears

Rex Dunn reviews: James Ensor exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, ends January 29 and Robert Rauschenberg exhibition, Tate Modern, ends April 2

It ain’t dark yet

Rex Dunn reviews: Philip K Dick, 'Do androids dream of electric sheep?' Free download: http://pdf-more.com/0354504475

Curious delay and publication switch

Rexx Dunn reviews: 'Victor Serge and Natalia Sedova Trotsky The life and death of Leon Trotsky', Haymarket Books, 2016, pp396, £12.99

For Marx, against Althusser

What is the nature of art under capitalism? Rex Dunn responds to Paul Demarty

Saint of mediocrity

Karl Ove Knausgaard, A man in love, Vintage Books, 2014, pp664, £8.99

Review: Just a writer of women’s fiction?

Rex Dunn reviews Rachel Cusk,'Outline', Vintage, 2014, pp249, £8.99

Not a lot has changed

Rex Dunn reviews: Hamid Ismailov The underground Restless Books, 2015, pp279, £10.99

Gun violence and atomisation

It is not only pacifists who have doubts about the right to bear arms, writes Rex Dunn

Is this a Greek new wave?

Rex Dunn reviews: Yorgos Lanthimos (director); The Lobster, general release

No to ‘Marxist art’

We need a Marxist theory of art, argues Rex Dunn

Thoughts on Karl Marx and art

A communist revolution in art will break down the barriers between ordinary people and artists as specialist labourers under capitalism, says Rex Dunn