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Articles from Vol. 65, No. 3, July/August

Communications in Capitalist Society
IIn no field do the claims of democratic diversity and free political competition which are made on behalf of the "open societies" of advanced capitalism appear to be more valid than in the field of communications-the press, the written word generally,...
Introduction to the Second Edition of the Theory of Monopoly Capitalism
The present-day world can only be described to present-day people if it is described as capable of transformation. -Bertolt Brecht1The Theory of Monopoly Capitalism: An Elaboration of Marxian Political Economy was initially written thirty years ago this...
Notes from the Editors
A Note from Bob McChesney. This could be retitled "Notes from a Former Editor" as I served with John Bellamy Foster, Harry Magdoff, and Paul Sweezy as one of MR's coeditors from 2000-2004. I stepped down from the post to devote more time to activism...
St. Brecht and the Theatrical Stock Exchange
This is an abridged version of an article by the same title published in Reviewl, launched in 1965 as Monthly Review's literary supplement. Eleanor Hakim was the managing editor of Studies on the Left in its first few years. At the time she wrote this...
The Cultural Apparatus of Monopoly Capital: An Introduction
The past half-century has been dominated by the rise of media to a commanding position in the social life of most people and nations, to the point where it is banal to regard this as the "information age." The once-dazzling ascension of television in...
The Existing Alternatives in Communications
I. Communications SystemsIt matters greatly where you start, in thinking about communications. You may start, for instance, in a mood of excitement and even congratulation that at the present stage of civilization there is a communications system incomparably...
The Quality of Monopoly Capitalist Society: Culture and Communications
The culture of a society includes the education of its young, its literature, its theater, music, the arts-in short whatever contributes to the "training and refinement of mind, tastes, and manners...the intellectual side of civilization."* To inquire...
Theses on Advertising
Confronted with a progressive deterioration and an increasing "Americanization" of mass media in Britain, the British Labor Party appointed a Commission under the Chairmanship of Lord Reith the assignment of which is "to consider the role of commercial...
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