Monthly Review

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Articles from Vol. 69, No. 3, July/August

As the World Turned Upside Down: Left Intellectuals in Yugoslavia, 1988–90
For decades, we had staked out various positions on "actually existing socialism," a debate where sometimes static arguments on both right and left were ritually reenacted. Now the process was going off the rails in an unknown direction. A tired tale...
Bertrand Russell and the Socialism That Wasn't
In 1918, a few days before being jailed for pacifism, Bertrand Russell completed Proposed Roads to Freedom: Socialism, Anarchism and Syndicalism, a short, simple, and profound guide to the theories of anarchism, Marxist socialism, anarcho-socialism,...
Fake News on Russia and Other Official Enemies: The New York Times, 1917–2017
It has been amusing to watch the New York Times and other mainstream media outlets express their dismay over the rise and spread of "fake news." These publications take it as an obvious truth that what they provide is straightforward, unbiased, fact-based...
Notes from the Editors
Monthly Review, we never tire of pointing out, is subtitled An Independent Socialist Magazine. From the beginning, this meant that MR was associated with no particular socialist political party, grouping, or sect, and that its analysis was open to various...
One Hundred Years, One Hundred Messages
On the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the most popular "interpretation" of the upheaval of October 1917 portrays it as a coup or putsch-an idea that holds sway virtually throughout Eastern Europe and the rest of the world, from the...
Revolution from North to South
The North-South conflict between centers and peripheries is a central factor throughout the entire history of capitalist development. Historical capitalism merges with the history of the world's conquest by Europeans and their descendants, who were victorious...
The Great Struggle to Escape Capitalism
The crisis of the ruling order that unfolded in Russia in 1917 brought on an enormous social upheaval, culminating in a revolution-a process of fundamental transformation of the society's socioeconomic and political structures and institutions. This...
The October Revolution and the Survival of Capitalism
The October Revolution was the first revolution in human history that was theoretically conceived, and executed according to a plan. While the February Revolution, like the earlier bourgeois revolutions in England and France, had occurred spontaneously,...
The Western Left and the Russian Revolution
V. I. Lenin predicted that revolution in Russia would trigger communist revolution in Germany, which would spread from there throughout the Western industrialized world. This was the Bolshevik leader's major error of appreciation. In reality, the Bolshevik...
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