Monthly Review

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Articles from Vol. 63, No. 8, January

Do the United States and Mexico Really Want the Drug War to Succeed?
Until 1914 laudanum and morphine were legally sold and distributed in the United States, heroin was prescribed as a cough medicine, and coca and cocaine were mixed with wine and cola drinks. Although most of the opium came from the Orient, Chinese settlers...
Food as a Commodity
Food is one of the most basic of human needs. Routine access to a balanced diet is essential for both growth and development of the young, as well as for general health throughout one's life. Although food is mostly plentiful, malnutrition is still common....
Notes from the Editors
In a little more than two months at this writing (December 3, 2011) the Occupy Wall Street movement has ushered in a new dialectic of world revolt. Occupy movements now exist in more than 2,600 cities across the globe. The response of the system has...
Revenge of the Surplus
Revenge of the Surplus Gregory Sholette, Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture (London: Pluto Press, 2011), 240 pages, $30.00, paperback.There is no question that the most interesting development in contemporary art is the shift...
The Center Will Not Hold: The Rise and Decline of Liberalism
The Center Will Not Hold The Rise and Decline of Liberalism Immanuel Wallerstein, The Modern World System IV: Centrist Liberalism Triumphant, 1789-1914 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011), 396 pages, $26.95, paperback.Immanuel Wallerstein's...
The Paradox of Cuban Agriculture
When Cuba faced the shock of lost trade relations with the Soviet Bloc in the early 1990s, food production initially collapsed due to the loss of imported fertilizers, pesticides, tractors, parts, and petroleum. The situation was so bad that Cuba posted...
Women, Labor, and Capital Accumulation in Asia
This article is adapted from the foreword to Peter Custers, Capital Accumulation and Women's Labour in Asian Economies (forthcoming Monthly Review Press, 2012) - -The EditorsOne of the enduring myths about capitalism that continues to be perpetuated...
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