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Articles from Vol. 69, No. 4, September

'Africa Rising' in Retreat: New Signs of Resistance
A few years ago, at the very moment that Africa's GDP ceased its rapid 2002-11 increase, a profound myth took hold in elite economic and political circles, embodied in the slogan "Africa Rising."1 That myth persists. Deutsche Bundesbank president Jens...
Notes from the Editors
The publication last month of The Age of Monopoly Capital: The Selected Correspondence of Paul A. Baran and Paul M. Sweezy, 1949-1964, edited by Nicholas Baran and John Bellamy Foster, constitutes a landmark for Monthly Review Press. It is the second...
The Meaning of Work in a Sustainable Society
Fie upon this quiet life. I want work.William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I, Act II, Scene IVThe nature and meaning of work, as it pertains to a future society, has deeply divided ecological, socialist, utopian, and Romantic thinkers since the Industrial...
The Need for Ecological Restoration
The Need for Ecological Restoration Del Weston, The Political Economy of Global Warming: The Terminal Crisis (New York: Routledge, 2014), 230 pages, paperback, $53.95.Although the Australian scholar Del Weston died shortly after finishing The Political...
Theorists and Thieves
Theorists and Thieves Gabriel Kuhn, ed., Turning Money into Rebellion: The Unlikely Story of Denmark's Revolutionary Bank Robbers (Montreal and Oakland: Kersplebedeb and PM, 2014), 240 pages, $19.95, paperback.In November 1969, Le Monde, France's leading...
The Russians Are Coming, Again
The 1966 Academy Award-winning film The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming, directed by Norman Jewison, parodies the Cold War paranoia then pervading the United States, depicting the chaos that seizes a small coastal New England town after...
The Struggle for Shelter: Class Conflict and Public Housing in Britain
In his 1872 polemic The Housing Question, Frederick Engels articulated with sharp insight the crisis of housing then facing German society. Rapid industrialization and urbanization had driven the German proletariat into overcrowded and unsanitary living...
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