Monthly Review

Monthly Review is a magazine specializing in Educational topics.

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 7, December

Dangers of Democracy
An unusually frank article by a leading figure in the Soviet Union about the political obstacles to perestroika appeared during the summer in The New York Review of Books (August 16, 1990). The article reflects an ongoing search for a firm class basis...
Mexico's Political Earthquake
Soldiers prevented relatives and volunteers from advancing past the barricades. A few desperate moans could still be heard from the rubble beyond. Lorry trucks drove through. Workers with bandanas over their mouths jumped out. Nattily dressed "gentlemen"...
Poverty Crisis in the Third World: The Contradictions of World Bank Policy
While free market ideology is on the rise, both in the developed countries and in the U.S.S.R., Eastern Europe, and China, the global capitalist system is entering the third decade of a profound structural crisis. The costs of this crisis and of the...
The Changing Wealth of the U.S. Ruling Class
U.S. capitalism has been evolving in quite fundamental ways during the past twenty years. One school of analysis has detected the emergence of a post-industrial, high-technology information economy, while another has emphasized the ascendancy of finance,...
The Exhaustion of Developmental Socialism: Lessons from China
A funny thing happened on the way to market socialism. China started in that direction over a decade ago, seeking to rejuvenate a stagnating economy by basing production decisions on market forces rather than central planning, while regulating the...