Society & Culture > Reviews
Positive and negative
10 Sep 2020
Daniel Lazare reviews Christian Parenti's "Radical Hamilton: economic lessons from a misunderstood founder"
Defeat of syndicalism
10 Sep 2020
David Douglass reviews Ian Wright's "God’s beautiful sunshine: the 1921 miners’ lockout in the Forest of Dean"
Wrongly overlooked thinker
23 Jul 2020
David Broder reviews Pietro Basso's 'The science and passion of communism: selected writings of Amadeo Bordiga (1912-1965)'
Contradictions of Zionism
09 Jul 2020
Tony Greenstein reviews Daphna Levit's 'Wrestling with Zionism: Jewish voices of dissent'
What about the root causes?
04 Jun 2020
Rutger Bregman Humankind: a hopeful history Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020, pp496, £20
Rubbish tip of a world
29 Feb 2020
Bong Joon-ho (director) 'Parasite' 2019, general release.
Zionism and anti-Semitism
23 Feb 2020
Stanley Heller 'Zionist betrayal of Jews, from Herzl to Netanyahu' self-published, 2019, pp147. Available from Middle East Crisis Committee, Box 3626, Woodbridge CT, 06525, USA, for a donation of $10 or more.
Democracy and republic
13 Feb 2020
Ben Lewis (editor and translator) "Karl Kautsky on democracy and republicanism" Historical Materialism series No196, Brill, 2020, £121, pp352.
31 Jan 2020
Sylvia Riley "Winter at the bookshop, politics and poverty: St Ann’s in the 1960s" Five Leaves Publications, 2019, pp147, £7.99.
Land and the rentier economy
19 Dec 2019
Brett Christophers The new enclosure: the appropriation of public land in neoliberal Britain Verso 2018, pp384, £20
Problematic Tory assumptions
31 Oct 2019
Jonathan Sumption 'Trials of the state: law and the decline of politics' Profile Books, 2019, pp112; £9.99
Book they want to ban
31 Oct 2019
Greg Philo, Mike Berry, Justin Schlosberg, Anthony Lerman, David Miller 'Bad news for Labour: anti-Semitism, the party and public belief' Pluto Press, 2019, pp288, £14.99
Future and present
24 Oct 2019
John Lanchester 'The wall' Faber and Faber, 2019, pp288, £14.99. Bernardino Evaristo 'Girl, woman, other' Hamish Hamilton, 2019, pp464, £16.99.
Direct vs representative democracy
12 Sep 2019
Raquel Varela: A people’s history of the Portuguese Revolution. Pluto Press, 2019, pp352, £19.99.
Competition and cooperation
06 Dec 2018
Review of 'Elinor Ostrom’s rules for radicals' by Derek Wall, Pluto Press, 2017, pp160, £16.99