Monthly Review

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Articles from Vol. 53, No. 8, January

A Left Politics for an Age of Transition. (Exchange)
Two years ago, in 1999, I gave a talk at the Caucus for a New Political Science on left politics today. (1) In that talk, I summarized the situation of the world left at present in the following way: (1) after five hundred years of existence, the world...
Monopoly Capital and the New Globalization. (Review of the Month)
We live at a time when capitalism has become more extreme, and is more than ever presenting itself as a force of nature, which demands such extremes. Globalization--the spread of the self-regulating market to every niche and cranny of the globe--is...
Notes from the Editors
The U.S. news media coverage of the current war has again drawn attention to the severe limitations of our journalism, and our media system, for a viable democratic and humane society. The coverage has effectively been stenography to those in power,...
Straight Talk on Terrorism
Eqbal Ahmad (1933-1999) Until the 1930s and early 1940s, the Jewish underground in Palestine was described as "terrorist." Then something happened: around 1942, as news of the Holocaust was spreading, a certain liberal sympathy with the Jewish people...
The Unemployed Workers Movement in Argentina
Introduction Latin America has witnessed three waves of overlapping and interrelated social movements over the last twenty-five years. The first wave, roughly from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s, was largely composed of what were called "the new...
Transition to an Uncertain Future. (Exchange)
I hoped that my article would provoke debate. I see that I have gotten it. Let me start with the key empirical argument of the Editors: they see no "long-term tendency toward declining efficiency, that is declining productivity, within capitalism."...
Transition to What? (Exchange)
Immanuel Wallerstein has advanced three provocative theses. First, the world capitalist system is facing a "true systemic crisis," placing us in an age of transition between capitalism and whatever it is that will eventually succeed it. Second, for...
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