Monthly Review

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Articles from Vol. 46, No. 9, February

Fire Eyes
Soraya Mire's Fire Eyes is a documentary film about female circumcision--a polite euphemism for the brutal reality of female genital mutilation. Little known in the West, this barbaric custom is practiced in forty countries worldwide--thirty in Africa...
Global Ecology and the Common Good
Over the course of the twentieth century human population has increased more than threefold and gross world product perhaps twentyfold. Such expansion has placed increasing pressure on the ecology of the planet. Everywhere we look--in the atmosphere,...
Korea, China, and the United States: A Look Back
The triumph of the Chinese revolution in 1949 secured the Manchurian rear of Kim II Sung's Democratic People's Republic and brought it the bonanza of scores of thousands of battle-experienced troops. Koreans whom Kim had sent to fight in the Chinese...
Notes from the Editors
There are two ways of looking at the Mexican financial crisis that erupted in the final days of 1994 and is still making waves as we write (mid-January). One has to do with the situation in Mexico itself, the other with what may be called its exemplary...
Remarks on Receiving the NECLC Tom Paine Award
The National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee was founded in 1951 to respond to the legal needs of the McCarthy period repression, when the American Civil Liberties Union had surrendered to the cold war pressures of the time. The Committee has given...
Walter Benjamin and Marxism
Walter Benjamin, born in a bourgeois Berlin Jewish family in 1892, was not only a brilliant literary critic and sociologist of culture, but also one of the most creative modem Marxist thinkers. A friend of Bertolt Brecht, Theodor Adomo, and Gershom Scholem...
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