Monthly Review

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Articles from Vol. 70, No. 1, May

Behind the 'Black Protests': The Struggle for Abortion Rights in Poland
On October 3, 2016, cities across Poland were seized by massive demonstrations against new proposals for a total abortion ban in the country. These proposals, first drafted by the Ordo Iuris Institute, a reactionary Catholic foundation, were designed...
Marx's Open-Ended Critique
Two hundred years after Karl Marx's birth, the influence of his critique of capital is now as great as ever, in the context of what has been called the "Marx revival."1 For those who believed that Marxism had simply died out with the fall of the Berlin...
Notes from the Editors
Over the last few years, MR and Monthly Review Press have published several special issues and books on the restructuring and privatization of K-12 education (see the July-August 2011, June 2013, and March 2016 issues of MR, along with John Marsh's Class...
Revolution or Decadence?: Thoughts on the Transition between Modes of Production, on the Occasion of the Marx Bicentennial
IntroductionKarl Marx is a giant thinker, not just for the nineteenth century, but even more for understanding our contemporary time. No other attempt to develop an understanding of society has been as fertile, provided "Marxists" move beyond "Marxology"...
The Communist Manifesto in the Twenty-First Century
For the 150th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto, MR cofounder and longtime editor Paul M. Sweezy (1910-2004) wrote an article titled "The Communist Manifesto Today," published in the May 1998 issue of MR. Recently a special request was made by our...
The Physics of Capitalism
People tend to think of capitalism in economic terms. Karl Marx argued that capitalism is a political and economic system that transforms the productivity of human labor into large profits and returns for those who own the means of production.1 Its proponents...
Two Lives on the Left
Two Lives on the Left Jane Lazarre, The Communist and the Communist's Daughter: A Memoir (Durham: Duke University Press, 2017), 240 pages, $27.95, hardback.Jane Lazare has written a fascinating, intensely personal book about history, family, and the...
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