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04/05/2016 - 4:20pm
By R. Burke

A review by R. Burke of Nick Srnicek & Alex Williams' Inventing the Future; Postcapitalism and a World Without Work.

A necessary ingredient for the success of the world-left is a cultural climate of modernism. We may debate exactly when the period of modernism...

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03/27/2016 - 11:21am
By Stan Cox

A Review of Brian Tokar's book Toward Climate Justice: Perspectives on the Climate Crisis and Social Justice (Porsgrunn, Norway: New Compass Press, 2014).

This expanded edition of Brian Tokar's book is a concise, valuable summing-up of the most important...

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03/16/2016 - 11:13am
By R. Burke

A review by R. Burke of Douglas Murphy's Last Futures; Nature, Technology and the End of Architecture.

Those of us who lived during the ‘60’s and early ‘70’s can remember a time when it was taken for granted that technological progress would lead to some kind of...

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02/14/2016 - 8:41pm
By Kim Scipes

“Where to Invade Next” by Michael Moore, reviewed by Kim Scipes

Michael Moore’s new movie, “Where to Invade Next” is not what you’d expect from Moore.  It is not some jeremiad against US nefariousness somewhere around the world, nor is it an enraged assault on...

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02/04/2016 - 6:08pm
By Brian Tokar

It has become a predictable pattern at the annual UN climate conferences for participants to describe the outcome in widely divergent ways. This was first apparent after the high-profile Copenhagen conference in 2009, when a four-page non-agreement was praised by diplomats,...

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01/18/2016 - 4:52pm
By Jenny McBride

The photo of brown bears feeding on a fin whale carcass near Kodiak is stunning: two species of Alaskan charasmatic megafauna we rarely if ever see together. What's more, there are several bears – a group of mother and cubs at each end of the carcass – because the...

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11/15/2015 - 12:00am
By Staughton Lynd and Andy Piascik

A review of Leilah Danielson's American Gandhi: A.J. Muste and the History of Radicalism in the Twentieth Century.

A Question

American Gandhi: A.J. Muste and the History of Radicalism in the Twentieth Century is the most comprehensive and...

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11/14/2015 - 12:00am
By Richard Burke

A review by R. Burke of Kate Evans' Red Rosa; A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg.

When the Cold War ended many shortsighted, and ill-informed people thought we had reached the end of history, and that Capitalism had triumphed, Socialism had failed. Today, after the...

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11/13/2015 - 12:00am
By Richard Burke

A review by R. Burke of Tariq Ali's The Extreme Centre: A Warning.

Debates about "reform versus revolution" on the Socialist Left are by now more than a century old. Yet it seems that the political climate at this time is one in which even the revisionists of the...

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