Book reviews

Review: Common History, Common Struggle by Peter Hadden

Review of Common History, Common Struggle by Peter Hadden.

Bernie McAdam  ·  13 February 2021

Review: The War On Disabled People

A review of Ellen Clifford’s The War on Disabled People: Capitalism, Welfare and the Making of a Human Catastrophe

Dara O'Cogaidhin  ·  12 February 2021

Review: The Corona Crash by Grace Blakeley

Grace Blakeley’s The Corona Crash: How the Pandemic will Change Capitalism

Andy Yorke  ·  12 February 2021

Paul Embery: When the dog whistle becomes tedious

A review of Despised by Paul Embery

Tim Nailsea  ·  08 December 2020

How the German Revolution was lost

A review of Pelz's A People's History of the German Revolution.

Tim Nailsea  ·  28 October 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 seal the fate of Margaret Thatcher’s flagship policy and indeed her own demise as well. The Poll Tax rebellion was the Iron Lady’s last stand […]

Red Flag  ·  29 July 2020

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 presenter. The book’s thesis is that rather than being new, the use of scientific language for racist ends is almost as old as the concept of […]

Tom Sherwood  ·  07 October 2019

Beyond the Fragments?

Review: by Joy Macready 2013 edition Authors: Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal, Hilary Wainwright Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism was a seminal book in the 1980s. It has been reissued with new essays by the original authors. Joy Macready looks at whether it holds answers for going beyond today’s fragments   On […]

Red Flag  ·  09 October 2013

The Spirit Level requires a revolutionary toolkit

  Richard Wilkinson, coauthor of the book The Spirit Level gave a half hour slide presentation about the corrosive effects of inequality on society at the Leeds Anti-Cuts Convention in February 2013.  The “spirit level” refers to the carpenter’s tool to measure incline, and the slide show indeed measured in exhaustive detail the correlation between […]

Red Flag  ·  26 February 2013

Review: Why it's Kicking Off everywhere: The New Global Revolutions

Chris Clough reviews Paul Mason’s latest book Paul Mason’s new book Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere is a thought-provoking look at the wave of struggle that is currently sweeping the globe. It’s an engaging narrative that effortlessly leaps between eye-opening facts and hair-rising on-the-ground accounts of working people resisting austerity and dictatorship. Mason traces the […]

Red Flag  ·  12 June 2012

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