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
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