Monthly Review

Monthly Review is a magazine specializing in Educational topics.

Articles from Vol. 68, No. 1, May

Nature
"Nature," wrote Raymond Williams in Keywords, "is perhaps the most complex word in the language."1 It is derived from the Latin natura, as exemplified by Lucretius's great didactic poem De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) from the first century...
Notes from the Editors
A little less than two years ago, in July-August 2014, Monthly Review published a special summer issue under the title Surveillance Capitalism, edited by John Mage. The contributors included such important analysts as Rishab Bailey, Beatrice Edwards,...
Obamacare: The Neoliberal Model Comes Home to Roost in the United States - If We Let It
As the Affordable Care Act (ACA, otherwise known as Obamacare) continues along a very bumpy road, it is worth asking where it came from and what comes next. Officially, Obamacare represents the latest in more than a century of efforts in the United States...
Organizing for Better Lives
Organizing for Better Lives Todd Jailer, Miriam Lara-Meloy, and Maggie Robbins, The Workers' Guide to Health and Safety (Berkely, CA: Hesperian, 2015), 576 pages, $34.95, paperback.The new Workers' Guide to Health and Safety-with drawings on every page-is...
Orthodox Economics and the Science of Climate Change
We have finally reached the point where most people around the world believe that climate change is really happening. Almost a decade ago, the landmark report by Nicholas Stern sparked a fierce debate among economists, not over whether climate change...
The 3,000 Who Stayed
Stories of Cuban medical accomplishments often note that half of the country's 6,000 doctors had left by 1963. But just as professionals were forsaking their homeland en masse for the comforts of Miami, 3,000 doctors chose to stay. Why did they remain?...
Voices, Not Numbers: Towards a Greater Democracy in Education
Every child has the right to say what they think in all matters affecting them, and have their views taken seriously.-UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 12U.S. educational policy and practice adhere to the old proverb that "children should...
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