Books for review

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Some recent books

    • Mitchell Abidor (ed.)
      The Permanent Guillotine: Writings of the Sans-Culottes
      PM Press, Oakland, CA, 2017. 160pp. $14.95 pb
      ISBN 9781629633886
    • Barbara Carol Allen
      Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937: Life of an Old Bolshevik
      Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2016. 426pp. $28 pb
      ISBN 9781608465583
    • Kieran Allen
      1916: Ireland’s Revolutionary Tradition
      Pluto Press, London, 2016. 232pp. £12.99 pb
      ISBN 9780745336329
    • Ian Angus
      A Redder Shade of Green: Intersections of Science and Socialism
      Monthly Review Press, New York, 2017. 160pp. $22 pb
      ISBN 9781583676448
    • Alain Badiou
      Lacan: Anti-Philosophy 3
      Columbia University Press, New York, 2018. 256pp. $30 / £24 hb
      ISBN 9780231171489
    • Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin and A. W Zurbrügg
      Bakunin: Selected Texts 1868-1875
      Merlin, London, 2016. 310pp. £18.99 pb
      ISBN 9780850367225
    • Seyla Benhabib
      Exile, Statelessness, and Migration
      Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2018. 304pp. $24.95 / £20.00 pb
      ISBN 9780691167244
    • Cathy Bergin
      Bitter with the Past but Sweet with the Dream: Communism in the African American Imaginary Representations of the Communist Party, 1940-1952
      Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2015. 232pp. €99,00 / $128.00 hb
      ISBN 9789004263727
    • David Berry, Ruth Kinna, Saku Pinta, and Alex Prichard (eds)
      Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Black and Red
      PM Press, Oakland, CA, 2nd edn, 2017. 368pp. $26.95 pb
      ISBN 9781629633909
    • A. Bogdanov
      The Philosophy of Living Experience: Popular Outlines
      Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2016. 266pp. €126,00 / $163.00 hb
      ISBN 9789004231900
    • François Chesnais
      Finance Capital Today Corporations and Banks in the Lasting Global Slump
      Haymarket, Chicago, 2018. 328pp. £24.99 pb
      ISBN 9781608468270
    • Joseph Choonara
      Reader’s Guide to Marx’s Capital
      Bookmarks, London, 2017. 160pp. £9.99 pb
      ISBN 9781910885482
    • Phil Cohen
      Archive That, Comrade! Left Legacies and the Counter Culture of Remembrance
      PM Press, Oakland, CA, 2018. 160pp. $19.95 pb
      ISBN 9781629635064
    • James Connolly
      James Connolly Reader
      Edited by Shaun Harkin, Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2017. 400pp. £16.99 pb
      ISBN 9781608466467
    • Mark Cowling
      Norman Geras’s Political Thought from Marxism to Human Rights: Controversy and Analysis
      Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2018. 220pp. £119.99 hb
      ISBN 9783319740478
    • Philip Cunliffe
      Lenin Lives! Reimagining the Russian Revolution 1917-2017
      Zero books, Charlotte, NC, 2017. £9.99 pb
      ISBN 9781785356971
    • Ewa Czerwinska-Schupp
      Otto Bauer: Thinker and Politician.
      Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2017. 440pp. £24.99 pb
      ISBN 9781608468171
    • William Davies
      The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty and the Logic of Competition
      Sage, Los Angeles and London, Revised edn, 2017. 223pp. £15.99 pb
      ISBN 9781526403520
    • Thomas Docherty
      Literature and Capital
      Bloomsbury Academic, London and New York, 2019. 280pp. £21.99 pb
      ISBN 9781350064638
    • Sevgi Doǧan
      Marx and Hegel on the Dialectic of the Individual and the Social
      Lexington Books, Lanham, MD, 2018. 284pp. $105 / £70 hb
      ISBN 9781498571876
    • Pete Dolack
      Its Not Over: Learning from the Socialist Experiment
      Zero Books, Alresford, Hants, 2016. 992pp. £34.99 pb
      ISBN 9781785350498
      Marxs Philosophy of Revolution in Permanence for Our Day: Selected Writings.
      Ed. Franklin Dmitryev, Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2018. 386pp. €132.00 / $158.00 hb
      ISBN 9789004323322
    • Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Elisabeth Schober
      Identity Destabilised: Living in an Overheated World
      Pluto, London, 2016. 272pp. £19.99 pb
      ISBN 9780745399126
    • Frantz Fanon
      Alienation and Freedom
      Bloomsbury, New York and London, 2017. 816pp. £19.99 hb
      ISBN 9781474250214
    • Andrew Feenberg
      Technosystem: The Social Life of Reason
      Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 235pp. £25.95 hb
      ISBN 978-0674971783
    • Liz Fekete
      Europe’s Fault Lines: Racism and the Rise of the Right
      Verso, London and New York, 2018. 214pp. £14.99 pb
      ISBN 9781784787226
    • Matt Ffytche and Daniel Pick (eds)
      Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism
      Routledge, London and New York, 2016. 287pp. £31.99 pb
      ISBN 9781138793897
    • Adam Fishwick and Heather Connolly (eds)
      Austerity and Working-Class Resistance: Survival, Disruption and Creation in Hard Times
      Rowman & Littlefield International, London and New York, 2018. 232pp. £24.99 pb
      ISBN 9781786603531
    • Paul Flewers and John McIlroy (eds)
      1956: John Saville, E P Thompson and the Reasoner
      Merlin Press, London, 2016. 444pp. £20 pb
      ISBN 9780850367263
    • John Bellamy Foster
      Trump in the White House: Tragedy and Farce
      Monthly Review Press, New York, 2017. 144pp. $11 pb
      ISBN 9781583676806
    • James Furner
      Marx on Capitalism: The Interaction-Recognition-Antinomy Thesis
      Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2018. 522pp. €180.00 / $217.00 hb
      ISBN 9789004384804
    • Diego Fusaro
      The Place of Possibility: Towards a New Philosophy of Praxis
      Translated by Steven M Cenci, The Pertinent Press, Oxford, 2017. 242pp. £59 hb
      ISBN 9781912142125
    • Henry A Giroux
      America’s Addiction to Terrorism
      Monthly Review Press, New York, 2016. 288pp. $20 pb
      ISBN 9781583675700
    • Vasilis Grollios
      Negativity and Democracy: Marxism and the Critical Theory Tradition
      Routledge, New York, 2017. 272pp. £90 hb
      ISBN 9781138886469
    • Simon Hannah
      A Party with Socialists in It: A History of the Labour Left
      Pluto Press, London, 2018. 288pp. £12.99 pb
      ISBN 9780745337470
    • David Harvey
      Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason
      Oxford Univ Press, New York, 2017. 240pp. $24.95 hb
      ISBN 9780190691486
    • Owen Hatherley
      The Chaplin Machine: Slapstick, Fordism and the Communist Avant-Garde
      Pluto, London, 2016. 240pp. £16.99 pb
      ISBN 9780745336015
    • Henry Heller
      The French Revolution and Historical Materialism: Selected Essays
      Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2017. 273pp. €115,00 / $133.00 hb
      ISBN 9789004296978
    • Andrew Hemingway
      Landscape between Ideology and the Aesthetic: Marxist Essays on British Art and Art Theory, 1750-1850
      Haymarket, Chicago, 2017. 520pp. $36 pb
      ISBN 9781608468317
    • Jan Hoff
      Marx Worldwide on the Development of the International Discourse on Marx since 1965
      Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2017. 400pp. £24.99 pb
      ISBN 9781608468324
    • Gerald Horne
      Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in Seventeenth Century North America and the Caribbean
      Monthly Review, New York, 2018. 256pp. $25 pb
      ISBN 9781583676639
    • Kōstas Kavoulakos
      Georg Lukács’s Philosophy of Praxis: From Neo-Kantianism to Marxism
      Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2018. 264pp. £85 hb
      ISBN 9781474267410
    • Rosine Judith Kelz
      The Non-Sovereign Self, Responsibility, and Otherness: Hannah Arendt, Judith Butler, and Stanley Cavell on Moral Philosophy and Political Agency
      Palgrave Macmillan, London and New York, 2016. 209pp. £70 hb
      ISBN 9781137508966
    • Alexandra Kollontai
      Writings from the Struggle
      Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2018. 348pp. $22 pb
      ISBN 9781608469130
    • Andrea Komlosy
      Work: The Last 1,000 Years
      Verso, London and New York, 2018. 265pp. £16.99 pb
      ISBN 9781786634108
    • Miroslav Krleža
      Harbors Rich in Ships: The Selected Revolutionary Writings of Miroslav Krleza, Radical Luminary of Modern World Literature
      Translated by Željko Cipriš, Monthly Review Press, New York, 2017. 230pp. $29 pb
      ISBN 9781583676486
    • Jeremy Kuzmarov and John Marciano
      The Russians Are Coming, Again: The First Cold War as Tragedy, the Second as Farce
      Monthly Review Press, New York, 2018. 237pp. $19 pb
      ISBN 9781583676943
    • Helen Lackner
      Yemen in Crisis Autocracy,Neo-Liberalism and the Disintegration of a State
      Saqi Books, London, 2017. 384pp. £25 hb
      ISBN 978-0863561931
    • Lauren Langman and George N Lundskow
      God, Guns, Gold and Glory: American Character and Its Discontents
      Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2016. 358pp. €165,00 / $198.00 hb
      ISBN 9789004328631
    • David Lapoujade
      Aberrant Movements: The Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze
      Semiotext(e), South Pasadena, CA, 2017. 376pp. £14.95 pb
      ISBN 9781584351955
    • Andrew Brower Latz
      The Social Philosphy of Gillian Rose
      Cascade Books, Eugene, Oregon, 2018. 232pp. $29 pb
      ISBN 9781532618376
    • Paul Le Blanc
      October Song: Bolshevik Triumph, Communist Tragedy, 1917-1924
      Haymarket, Chicago, 2017. 504pp. $27.95 pb
      ISBN 9781608468485
    • Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin and Slavoj Žižek
      Lenin 2017: Remembering, Repeating, and Working Through
      Verso, London and Brooklyn, NY, 2017. 272pp. £12.99 pb
      ISBN 9781786631886
    • Jacques Lezra
      On the Nature of Marx’s Things: Translation as Necrophilology
      Fordham University Press, New York, 2018. 288pp. $28 pb
      ISBN 9780823279432
    • David Mandel
      Democracy, Plan, and Market: Yakov Kronrod’s Political Economy of Socialism
      ibidem Verlag, Stuttgart, 2017. 140pp. $30 pb
      ISBN 9783838211084
    • Peter Marshall
      William Godwin: Philosopher, Novelist, Revolutionary
      PM Press, Oakland, CA, 2nd edn, 2017. 544pp. $29.95 pb
      ISBN 9781629633862
    • Brian Massumi
      99 Theses on the Revaluation of Value: A Postcapitalist Manifesto
      University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2018. 152pp. $18.95 pb
      ISBN 9781517905873
    • Adam Mayer
      Naija Marxisms: Revolutionary Thought in Nigeria
      Pluto Press, London, 2016. 248pp. £17.99 pb
      ISBN 9780745336572
    • Tony McKenna
      The Dictator, the Revolution, the Machine: A Political Account of Joseph Stalin
      Sussex Academic Press, Brighton, 2016. 240pp. £25 pb
      ISBN 9781845198268
    • Scott McLemee and Paul Le Blanc (eds)
      C.L.R. James and Revolutionary Marxism: Selected Writings of C.L.R. James, 1939-1949
      Haymarket, Chicago, 2018. 270pp. £16.99 pb
      ISBN 9781608468645
    • George Monbiot
      How Did We Get into This Mess?: Politics, Equality, Nature
      Verso, London, 2017. 352pp. £9.99 pb
      ISBN 9781786630780
    • David Morgan (ed.)
      The Labour Party in Historical Perspective
      Socialist History Society, London, 2018. 110pp. £6 pb
      ISBN 9780993010477
    • Brian Morris
      Kropotkin: The Politics of Community
      PM Press, Oakland, CA, 2018. 320pp. $24.95 pb
      ISBN 9781629635057
    • Bill V Mullin
      W E B Du Bois Revolutionary across the Color Line
      Pluto Press, London, 2016. 176pp. £12.99 pb
      ISBN 9780745335056
    • Marcello Musto
      Another Marx: Early Manuscripts to the International
      Translated by Patrick Camiller, Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2018. 288pp. £24.99 pb
      ISBN 9781474273398
    • Alan Nasser
      Overripe Economy: American Capitalism and the Crisis of Democracy
      Pluto Press, London, 2018. 308pp. $28 pb
      ISBN 9780745337937
    • Ron Nixon
      Selling Apartheid
      Pluto Press, London, 2016. 256pp. £15.99 pb
      ISBN 9780745399140
    • Deirdre O’Neill and Mike Wayne (eds)
      Considering Class: Theory, Culture and the Media in the 21st Century
      Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2018. 320pp. €130.00 / $150.00
      ISBN 9789004319516
    • Luiz Bernardo Pericás
      Caio Prado Júnior: Uma Biografia Política
      Boitempo, São Paulo, 2016. 483pp. R$ 63,00 pb
      ISBN 9788575594483
    • Thomas Piketty
      Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times
      Viking, London, 2016. 192pp. £16.99 pb
      ISBN 9780241234891
    • Catarina Príncipe and Bhaskar Sunkara (eds)
      Europe in Revolt
      Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2016. 288pp. £11.95 pb
      ISBN 9781608465934
    • Peter Ranis
      Cooperatives Confront Capitalism: Challenging the Neoliberal Economy
      Zed books, London, 2016. 184pp. £18.99 pb
      ISBN 9781783606498
    • Carl Ratner
      Politics of Cooperation and Co-Ops: Forms of Cooperation and Co-Ops, and the Politics That Shape Them
      Nova Science, Hauppauge, NY, 2016. 310pp. $79 pb
      ISBN 9781536101577
    • Juliane Rebentisch
      The Art of Freedom: On the Dialectics of Democratic Existence
      Polity Press, Cambridge and Malden, MA, English edition edn, 2016. 320pp. £18.99 pb
      ISBN 9780745682136
    • William L Remley
      Jean-Paul Sartre’s Anarchist Philosophy
      Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2018. 272pp. £85 hb
      ISBN 9781350048249
    • César Rendueles
      Sociophobia: Political Change in the Digital Utopia
      Columbia University Press, New York, 2017. 200pp. £21/$25 pb
      ISBN 9780231175272
    • Ben Reynolds
      The Coming Revolution: Capitalism in the 21st Century
      Zero books, Winchester, 2018. 328pp. £17.99 pb
      ISBN 9781785357091
    • Michael Roberts
      The Long Depression: How It Happened, Why It Happened, and What Happens Next
      Haymarket, Chicago, 2016. 380pp. $19 pb
      ISBN 9781608464685
    • Michael Rosen
      The Author. Towards a Marxist Approach to Authorship
      Michael Rosen, 2018. 404pp. £13.99 pb
      ISBN 9781999923839
    • Alfred Rosmer
      Lenin’s Moscow
      Haymarket, Chicago, 3rd edn, 2016. 288pp. $19.95 pb
      ISBN 9781608466153
    • Pavlos Roufos
      Happy Future Is a Thing of the Past: The Greek Crisis and Other Disasters.
      Reaktion Books, London, 2018. 224pp. £14.95 hb
      ISBN 9781780239859
    • Howard Ryan
      Educational Justice: Teaching and Organizing against the Corporate Juggernaut
      Monthly Review Press, New York, 2016. 248pp. $23 pb
      ISBN 9781583676134
    • Hans-Christoph Schmidt am Busch
      Was Wollen Wir, Wenn Wir Arbeiten? Honneth, Hegel Und Die Grundlagen Der Kritik Des Neoliberalismus
      Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 2017. 88pp. € 19,90
      ISBN 9783428144822
    • Ingo Schmidt (ed.)
      Three Worlds of Social Democracy: A Global View
      Pluto Press, London, 2016. 256pp. £15.99 pb
      ISBN 9780745336084
    • Ingo Schmidt and Carlo Fanelli (eds)
      Reading Capital Today: Marx after 150 Years
      Pluto, London, 2017. 224pp. £18.99 pb
      ISBN 9780745399713
    • Lynne Segal
      Radical Happiness: The Search for Moments of Shared Joy
      Verso Books, London, 2017. 352pp. £16.99 hb
      ISBN 9781786631541
    • Peter Singer
      Marx: A Very Short Introduction
      Oxford University Press, New York and London, 2nd edn, 2018. 152pp. £7.99 pb
      ISBN 9780198821076
    • Luke Sinwell and Siphiwe Mbatha
      The Spirit of Marikana: The Rise of Insurgent Trade Unionism in South Africa
      Pluto Press, London, 2016. 224pp. £19.99 pb
      ISBN 9780745336480
    • Daphne Skillen
      Freedom of Speech in Russia: Politics and Media from Gorbachev to Putin.
      Taylor & Francis, London, 2017. 364pp. £26.99 pb
      ISBN 9781138743267
    • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (ed.)
      How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective
      Haymarket, Chicago, 2017. 200pp. $18 pb
      ISBN 9781608468553
    • Göran Therborn
      Cities of Power: The Urban, the National, the Popular and the Global
      Verso, London and New York, 2017. 408pp. $35.00 / £20.00 hb
      ISBN 9781784785444
    • Enzo Traverso
      The End of Jewish Modernity
      Pluto, London, 2016. 176pp. £14.99 pb
      ISBN 9780745336664
    • Yanis Varoufakis
      And the Weak Suffer What They Must?
      Bodley Head, London, 2016. 336pp. £16.99 hb
      ISBN 9781847924032
    • Howard Waitzkin and Working Group for Health Beyond Capitalism
      Health Care under the Knife: Moving Beyond Capitalism for Our Health
      Monthly Review Press, New York, 2018. 336pp. $27 pb
      ISBN 9781583676745
    • Richard D Wolff
      Capitalism’s Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown 2010-2014
      Haymarket, Chicago, 2016. 223pp. $18.95 pb
      ISBN 9781608465958
    • Jude Woodward
      The Us Vs China: Asia’s New Cold War?
      Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2017. 304pp. £22.50 pb
      ISBN 9781784993429
    • Zhun Xu
      From Commune to Capitalism: How China’s Peasants Lost Collective Farming and Gained Urban Poverty
      Monthly Review Press, New York, 2018. 154pp. £20 pb
      ISBN 9781583676981
    • Kaveh Yazdani
      India, Modernity and the Great Divergence: Mysore and Gujarat (17th to 19th C.)
      Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2017. 669pp. €205,00 / $246.00 hb
      ISBN 9789004330788
    • James Young
      Union Power: The United Electrical Workers in Erie, Pennsylvania
      Monthly Review Press, New York, 2017. 264pp. $24.95 pb
      ISBN 9781583676172
    • Ren Zavaleta-mercado
      The National-Popular in Bolivia
      Translated by Anne Freeland, Seagull Books, London and Calcutta, 2018. 304pp. $35 hb
      ISBN 9780857423580