Society & Culture

Günter Grass and the German neurosis

19 Apr 2012

Maciej Zurowski looks at a literary scandal and the bourgeoisie's attempt to cope with its past

A barometer of progress

02 Apr 2020

NEP had profoundly negative results for the struggle for women’s emancipation, writes Anne McShane.

Surplus to requirements

26 Mar 2020

To say that the ANC’s response to the pandemic is ‘inadequate’ would be a total understatement, writes Peter Manson. As a result many thousands will pay the ultimate price.

Covid-19 and how to fight it

26 Mar 2020

Jack Conrad presents a communist response to the combined health and economic crisis

Responding to catastrophe

19 Mar 2020

Paul Demarty looks at the strengths, and limits, of the left’s response to the coronavirus.

Class and women’s liberation

12 Mar 2020

Like anti-racism, International Women’s Day has been colonised by the bourgeoisie, writes Eddie Ford.

It is a pandemic

12 Mar 2020

The number of cases outside China has increased 13-fold over the last two weeks alone, says James Linney.

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.

Crisis at the top

23 Feb 2020

Paul Demarty asks what the expulsion of Manchester City from Europe means for a sport married to mega money.

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.

Bats, panic and system failure

13 Feb 2020

What are the origins of the COVID-19 outbreak? How can the spread of this and other new viruses be stopped? James Linney gives some answers...

Salvini, Israel and anti-Semitism

09 Feb 2020

In Italy IHRA-style propaganda is linked to anti-migrant racism, writes Toby Abse.

Proud Trotskyists

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.

The new ‘party of order’

31 Jan 2020

Paul Demarty asks what the Wuhan outbreak has to teach us about the political moment.

Optimism of the intellect ...

09 Jan 2020

Review: The responsibility of intellectuals: reflections by Noam Chomsky and others after 50 years, edited by Nicholas Allott, Chris Knight and Neil Smith (UCL Press 2019, pp142, £13.80)

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