Reviews

Fully Automated Luxury Communism or scientific socialism

Aaron Bastani's manifesto promises a utopian world of plenty, but one in which the fundamental relations of the capitalist system remain untouched.

Tim Nailsea  ·  10 September 2020

Review: Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay: The Fight to Stop the Poll Tax by Simon Hannah

By Bernie McAdam To mark the 30th anniversary of the Trafalgar Square Poll Tax demo-turned-riot, Simon Hannah has produced an excellent and enthralling account of the epic struggle that helped […]

Workers Power  ·  29 July 2020

Review: The Road to Somewhere by David Goodhart

David Goodhart's new book presents a deeply conservative analysis of the post-Brexit convulsions in British politics

Tim Nailsea  ·  14 May 2020

How Black Lives Matter shattered illusions in Obama’s ‘post-racial’ presidency

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, a leading member of the International Socialist Organisation until its dissolution earlier this year, has provided a useful analysis of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement that erupted across the US in the aftermath of the police killing of Mike Jones in Ferguson, Missouri in 2016

Jeremy Dewar  ·  19 November 2019

Review: Superior The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini

Angela Saini’s third book, Superior, is a logical follow-on from her second, Inferior, on the failure of science in relation to women. She is a science journalist and BBC scientific […]

Tom Sherwood  ·  07 October 2019

Review: The Left Case Against The EU

ANDY YORKE critiques Costas Lapavitsas’ recent book making the case for Lexit

Workers Power  ·  29 January 2019

Paul Mason: Fully Automated Reformism

By Andy Yorke PAUL MASON left Channel Four to become an independent left commentator back in early 2016, citing his desire for political freedom, to back Corbyn’s Labour Party, and […]

Workers Power  ·  07 June 2018

Review of “Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”

The images of the Black Panthers – black berets and leather jackets, afros, guns, the pouncing panther – and their enduring inspiration are so great that it’s hard to believe […]

Jeremy Dewar  ·  08 November 2015

We need to talk about abortion differently

Joy Macready reviews Katha Pollitt, ‘Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights’, Picador, 2014, pp258, $25 “We need to talk about ending a pregnancy as a common, even normal, event in the reproductive lives […]

Workers Power  ·  04 March 2015

FBI's Most Wanted: Review – Assata An Autobiography

By Joy Macready “He looks just like what he is: a racist dog craka… I want to scream, ‘Dirty dog, slimy pig, you’re not a judge. You’re just another prosecutor.” These […]

Workers Power  ·  04 October 2014

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