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World-historic defeat of women

Chomsky divided

27 Sep 2018

Noam Chomsky is a world-famous linguist, cognitive scientist and social critic. But, argues Chris Knight, he keeps his science and politics in two separate mental departments

Contradiction and denial

08 Mar 2018

Noam Chomsky worked on weapons systems for the Pentagon, yet he consistently campaigned against militarism. Chris Knight looks at the controversy provoked by his own critique

Charities and purity politics

01 Mar 2018

As the Oxfam affair unfolds, Paul Demarty asks why the wave of sexual harassment scandals has given more ammunition to the right than the left

Understanding poststructuralism

11 Jan 2018

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

Offering a real cure

09 Nov 2017

Ending the current chronic underfunding would be just the first step in overcoming the NHS mental-healthcare crisis, writes James Linney

Six degrees of Harvey Weinstein

19 Oct 2017

What does the downfall of one of the film industry’s most powerful men tell us? Paul Demarty investigates

The social gradient

10 Aug 2017

Mike Belbin completes his series of articles on genetics, racism and human character

Heritability - biological and social

03 Aug 2017

In the third article of a four-part series Mike Belbin discusses ‘inherent character’. Today this is no longer ascribed as racial, but is put down to a person’s genes

Racialism and eugenics

27 Jul 2017

In the second article in a four-part series Mike Belbin looks at the many and varied classifications of race

Born loser: is destiny biological?

20 Jul 2017

Did the notion of biological superiority bite the dust following the racism of the Nazis? In this first article in a four-part series, Mike Belbin traces the reformulation of an ancient idea of human character

Reclaim the heritage

09 Feb 2017

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

Marx’s concept of the human

26 Jan 2017

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

Overthrowing a false prophet

06 Oct 2016

Jack Conrad reviews: Chris Knight, 'Decoding Chomsky', Yale University Press 2016, pp285, £18.99

Two Noam Chomskys

01 Sep 2016

Chris Knight discusses his new book, where he contrasts Chomsky, the principled political activist, with Chomsky, the military researcher

Life of a heroic traitor

04 Aug 2016

Jim Creegan looks back at the extraordinary story of Roger Casement on the 100th anniversary of his execution

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