Monthly Review

Monthly Review is a magazine specializing in Educational topics.

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 4, September

A Student-Worker Alliance Is Born. (Book Reviews)
Liza Featherstone and United Students Against Sweatshops, Students Against Sweatshops (London and New York: Verso, 2002), 119 pages, paper $15.00. Not long ago, the conventional wisdom was that capitalism was so completely triumphant that we...
Borderland Visions: Maroons and Outlyers in Early American History
Among the whites I was nothing but a poor journeyman tailor, and never could be any thing else....There's a great deal of talk about liberty, equality, and such great things, among white people; but the divil a bit of liberty or equality did I ever...
Feminist Consciousness after the Women's Movement
There is no longer an organized feminist movement in the United States that influences the lives and actions of millions of women and engages their political support. There are many organizations, ranging from the National Organization for Women...
How I Became a Socialist
The story of how Helen Keller (1880-1967), struck blind and deaf while a toddler, overcame her disabilities with the help of her teacher Anne Sullivan, is a familiar one. William Gibson's drama, The Miracle Worker, made into a movie, popularized...
I. Capitalism's Twin Crises: Economic & Environmental. (Review of the Month)
History has provided us with numerous examples of economic stagnation and breakdown, as well as environmental degradation caused by human activity, even before capitalism existed. But capitalism's central characteristic--the incessant drive to invest...
II. Capitalism and Ecology: The Nature of the Contradiction
The social relation of capital, as we all know, is a contradictory one. These contradictions, though stemming from capitalism's internal laws of motion, extend out to phenomena that are usually conceived as external to the system, threatening the...
Let Them Dig Coal. (Correspondence)
I read with great personal interest Pete Seeger's review of Doris Haddock's trek to Point Hope, Alaska and her efforts to stop Edward Teller's plan to use an H-bomb explosion to create a harbor at Cape Lisbon (near Point Hope) which could be used...
Notes from the Editors
The growth and eventual bursting of financial bubbles is an inherent feature of capitalist accumulation, as can be seen in the long history of such crises from the South Sea Bubble of the early eighteenth century to the financial blowouts of the...
The Clash of Barbarisms
Every attempt to explain the descent into terrorism that culminated in the suicide attacks of September 11, 2001, as a consequence of the deplorable state of the world we live in has run up against a barrage of vicious polemical artillery. In a...
What Alternative to Globalization?
Walden Bello, The Future in the Balance: Essays on Globalization and Resistance, Edited with Preface by Anuradha Mittal (Oakland, Calif.: Food First Books, 2001), xviii+264 pages; $13.95. What kind of popular movement is coming into being at the...
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