Monthly Review

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Articles from Vol. 64, No. 7, December

Lenin and the "Aristocracy of Labor"
Eric Hobsbawm, who died last October 1, aged ninety-five, has been much celebrated as one of the twentieth century's greatest English-language historians despite his steadfast advocacy of socialism and use of the tools of Marxian analysis. But, if asked,...
Notes from the Editors
As we write these notes at the beginning of November climate change is once again in the headlines in the United States and around the world. This is because of the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy, not only on islands in the Caribbean, but also...
Remembering Walter Rodney
I grew up in the eastern region of Tanzania, where I did my primary school. All my secondary school I did in Dar es Salaam - actually, living in this very apartment. So I grew up here. Then in 1966 I completed my high school, and in 1967 1 joined the...
Springsteen's Wrecking Ball and the Plague of the 99%
On his most recent album, Wrecking Ball, Bruce Springsteen crafted a powerful statement of support for the working class, the existence of which barely penetrates contemporary art or politics. This is not an accident: the growing power of capital over...
The Anthropology Wars
The Anthropology Wars David Price, Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in the Service of the Militarized State (AK Press, 2011), 208 pages, $15.95, paperback.In 1929 Bronislaw Malinowski, the primogenitor of twentiethcentury anthropology, published...
The Planetary Emergency
Capitalism today is caught in a seemingly endless crisis, with economic stagnation and upheaval circling the globe.1 But while the world has been fixated on the economic problem, global environmental conditions have been rapidly worsening, confronting...
What Makes the Working Class a Revolutionary Subject?
What makes the working class a revolutionary subject? Not Hegelian mysticism - that it is the universal class or the vulgar copy of the Absolute Spirit. Nor is the working class a revolutionary subject because of its physical location - that it is strategically...
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