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Some recent books for review

  • Michel Aglietta
    The Reform of Europe: A Political Guide to the Future
    Verso Books, London and New York, 2019. 280pp. £16.99 hb
    ISBN 9781786632548
  • Mark Alizart
    Polity Press, Cambridge , UK and Medford, MA, 2020. 135pp. £9.99 pb
    ISBN 9781509538584
  • Louis Althusser
    What Is to Be Done?
    Polity Press, Cambridge , UK and Medford, MA, 2020. 108pp. £12.99 pb
    ISBN 9781509538614
  • Kevin Anderson
    Dialectics of Revolution: Hegel, Marxism, and Its Critics through a Lens of Race, Class, Gender, and Colonialism
    Daraja Press, Ottawa, 2020. CAD $35 pb
    ISBN 9781988832753
  • Attila Antal
    Rise of Hungarian Populism: State Autocracy and the Orban Regime
    Emerald, Bingley, 2019. 184pp. £40 pb
    ISBN 9781838677541
  • Paul Blackledge
    Friedrich Engels and Modern Social and Political Theory
    State University of New York Press, Albany, 2019. 278pp. $95 hb
    ISBN 9781438476872
  • Jeremy Brecher
    PM Press, Oakland,CA, 50th anniversary edn, 2020. 640pp. $28.95 pb
    ISBN 9781629638003
  • Pem Davidson Buck
    The Punishment Monopoly: Tales of My Ancestors, Dispossession, and the Building of the United States
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2019. 384pp. $29 pb
    ISBN 9781583678329
  • Tom Bunyard
    Debord, Time and Spectacle: Hegelian Marxism and Situationist Theory
    Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2020. 430pp. $28 pb
    ISBN 9781608460793
  • Guglielmo Carchedi and Michael Roberts (eds)
    World in Crisis: A Global Analysis of Marx's Law of Profitability
    Haymarket, Chicago, 2018. 350pp. $22.95 pb
    ISBN 9781608461813
  • François Chesnais
    Finance Capital Today Corporations and Banks in the Lasting Global Slump
    Haymarket, Chicago, 2018. 328pp. £24.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608468270
  • Keti Chukhrov
    Practicing the Good: Desire and Boredom in Soviet Socialism
    e-flux, Minneapolis, MN, 2020. 336pp. $30 pb
    ISBN 9781517909550
  • Davina Cooper
    Feeling Like a State: Desire, Denial, and the Recasting of Authority
    Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2019. 288pp. £20.99 pb
    ISBN 9781478004745
  • Asa K Cusack
    Venezuela, Alba, and the Limits of Postneoliberal Regionalism in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Springer, New York, 2018. 218pp. $84.99 hb
    ISBN 9781349950027
  • Raju J Das
    Marxist Class Theory for a Skeptical World
    Haymarket, Chicago, 2018. 694pp. $50 pb
    ISBN 9781608469291
  • Jeff Diamanti, Andrew Pendakis, and Imre Szeman
    The Bloomsbury Companion to Marx
    Bloomsbury Academic, London and New York, 2019. 680pp. £100 hb
    ISBN 9781474278713
  • Bernard D'Mello
    India after Naxalbari: Unfinished History
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2018. 384pp. $27 pb
    ISBN 9781583677063
  • Seth Donnelly
    The Lie of Global Prosperity: How Neoliberals Distort Data to Mask Poverty and Exploitation
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2019. 120pp. $21 pb
    ISBN 9781583677650
  • Hal Draper
    Berkeley: The Student Revolt
    Haymarket books, Chicago, 2020. 280pp. $22 pb
    ISBN 9781642591255
  • Raya Dunayevskaya
    Marx's Philosophy of Revolution in Permanence for Our Day: Selected Writings
    Edited by Franklin Dmitryev, Brill, Boston, 2018. $174 hb
    ISBN 9789004323322
  • Kieran Durkin and Joan Braune (eds)
    Erich Fromm's Critical Theory: Hope, Humanism, and the Future
    Bloomsbury, New York and London, 2020. 248pp. £85 hb
    ISBN 9781350087019
  • Zillah R Eisenstein
    Abolitionist Socialist Feminism: Radicalizing the Next Revolution
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2019. 160pp. $20 hb
    ISBN 9781583677629
  • Spencer Ellsworth
    The Great Faerie Strike
    Broken Eye Books, 2020. 292pp. £15.95 pb
    ISBN 9781940372396
  • Richard J Evans
    Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History
    Little, Brown Book Group, London, 2019. 800pp. £35 hb
    ISBN 9781408707418
  • Alessandro Ferrara
    Rousseau and Critical Theory
    Brill, Leiden, 2017. 55pp. £64 pb
    ISBN 9789004356375
  • 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
  • Christian Fuchs
    Communication and Capitalism: A Critical Theory
    University of Westminster Press, London, 406pp. £28.99 pb / open access ebook
    ISBN 9781912656714
  • Christian Fuchs
    Marxism: Karl Marx's Fifteen Key Concepts for Cultural and Communication Studies
    Routledge, New York, 2019. 296pp. £22.99 pb
    ISBN 9780367418779
  • Christian Fuchs
    Nationalism on the Internet: Critical Theory and Ideology in the Age of Social Media and Fake News
    Routledge, New York and London, 2020. 326pp. £29.99 pb
    ISBN 9780367357665
  • Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge
    Capitalism in America: A History
    Allen Lane, London, 2018. 496pp. £25 hb
    ISBN 9780241365908
  • Shaibal Gupta, Marcello Musto, and Babak Amini (eds)
    Karl Marx's Life, Ideas, and Influences: A Critical Examination on the Bicentenary
    Palgrave Macmillan, London and New York, 2019. 378pp. $119.99 hb
    ISBN 9783030248147
  • Simon Hannah
    A Party with Socialists in It: A History of the Labour Left
    Pluto Press, London, 2018. 288pp. £12.99 pb
    ISBN 9780745337470
  • Nigel Harris
    Selected Essays of Nigel Harris: From National Liberation to Globalisation
    Ahmed Shawki, Haymarket, Chicago, 2018. 522pp. £31.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608460106
  • Chris Hedges
    America: The Farewell Tour
    Simon & Schuster, New York, 2018. 388pp. £27 hb
    ISBN 9781501152672
  • George Hull (ed.)
    Debating African Philosophy: Perspectives on Identity, Decolonial Ethics, and Comparative Philosophy
    Routledge, London and New York, 2019. 321pp. £32.99 pb
    ISBN 9781138344969
  • Martin Jay
    Splinters in Your Eye: Frankfurt School Provocations
    Verso Books, Brooklyn, 2020. 256pp. £19.99 pb
    ISBN 9781788736015
  • Mark Jay and Philip Conklin
    A People's History of Detroit
    Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2020. 320pp. $26.95 pb
    ISBN 9781478009351
  • Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichhorn, Patrick Anderson, and Johann Salazar (eds)
    Lenin 150 (Samizdat)
    KckAss Books, Hamburg, 2020. €15 pb
    ISBN 9783000662126
  • John E Kelly
    Contemporary Trotskyism: Parties, Sects and Social Movements in Britain
    Routledge, Abingdon, 2018. 296pp. £23.99 pb
    ISBN 9781138943810
  • Ruth Kinna
    The Government of No One: The Theory and Practice of Anarchism
    Penguin Random House, London, 2019. 432pp. £20 hb
    ISBN 9780241396551
  • Ulrike Kistner and Philippe Van Haute (eds)
    Violence, Slavery and Freedom between Hegel and Fanon.
    WITS University Press, Witwaterstrand, 2020. 168pp. £20.50 pb
    ISBN 9781776146239
  • Tarik Kochi
    Global Justice and Social Conflict: A Critical Theory of International Law
    Routledge, London, 2020. 250pp. £29.99 pb
    ISBN 9780367406813
  • 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
  • Leigh Claire La Berge
    Wages against Artwork: Decommodified Labor and the Claims of Socially Engaged Art
    Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2019. 280pp. $26.95 pb
    ISBN 9781478004820
  • Richard Lachmann
    First-Class Passengers on a Sinking Ship: Elite Politics and the Decline of Great Powers
    Verso, London and New York, 2020. 477pp. £25 hb
    ISBN 9781788734073
  • Costas Lapavitsas
    Marxist Monetary Theory: Collected Papers
    Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2018. 336pp. £24.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608468300
  • Kfir Cohen Lustig
    Makers of Worlds, Readers of Signs: Israeli and Palestinian Literature of the Global Contemporary
    Verso, London and Brooklyn, NY, First edition edn, 2019. 304pp. £25 pb
    ISBN 9781788737579
  • Iain Mackenzie
    Resistance and the Politics of Truth: Foucault, Deleuze, Badiou
    Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, 2018. 146pp. €29.99 pb
    ISBN 9783837639070
  • Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling
    Letters from England, 1895
    (Eds) Stephen Williams and Tony Chandler, Lawrence & Wishart, London, 2020. 270pp. £22 pb
    ISBN 9781912064434
  • John McDonnell (ed.)
    Economics for the Many
    Verso, London, 2018. 227pp. £12.99 pb
    ISBN 9781788732239
  • Brendan McGeever
    Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution
    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK and New York, 2019. 258pp. £75 hb
    ISBN 9781107195998
  • Tony McKenna
    Toward Forever: Radical Reflections on History and Art
    Zero Books, Ridgefield, CT, 2020. 272pp. £14.99 pb
    ISBN 9781789043570
  • René Zavaleta Mercado
    Towards a History of the National-Popular in Bolivia
    Translated by Anne Freeland, Seagull Books, London and Calcutta, 2018. 304pp. $35 hb
    ISBN 9780857423580
  • Lola Miesseroff
    Voyage En Outre-Gauche: Paroles De Francs-Tireurs Des Années 68
    Libertalia, Paris, 2018. 280pp. €10,00 pb
    ISBN 9782377290246
  • Dana Mills
    Rosa Luxemburg
    Reaktion Books, London, 2020. 224pp. £11.99 pb
    ISBN 9781789143270
  • Jeremiah Morelock (ed.)
    Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism
    University of Westminster Press, London, 2018. 298pp. £22.99 pb
    ISBN 9781912656219
  • 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
  • Phil Mullan
    Beyond Confrontation: Globalists, Nationalists and Their Discontents
    Emerald, 2020. 276pp. £19.99 pb
    ISBN 9781839825637
  • Marcello Musto and Patrick Camiller
    The Last Years of Karl Marx, 1881-1883: An Intellectual Biography
    Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 2020. 208pp. $22 pb
    ISBN 9781503612525
  • Karma Nabulsi
    Invisible History: Prevent and the Persistance of Empire.
    Verso, London and New York, 2018. 144pp. £12.99 pb
    ISBN 9781786637918
  • Oliver Nachtwey
    Germany's Hidden Crisis: Social Decline in the Heart of Europe
    Verso, London and New York, 2018. 256pp. £16.99 pb
    ISBN 9781786636348
  • Alan Nasser
    Overripe Economy: American Capitalism and the Crisis of Democracy
    Pluto Press, London, 2018. 308pp. $28 pb
    ISBN 9780745337937
  • Christopher Norris
    Socrates at Verse and Other Philosophical Poems.
    Parlor Press, Anderson, SC, 2020. 199pp. £15.99 pb
    ISBN 9781643171593
  • Leo Panitch and Gregory Albo (eds)
    Beyond Digital Capitalism: New Ways of Living
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2020. 320pp. $29 pb
    ISBN 9781583678831
  • Paul Paolucci
    Marx's Experiments and Microscopes: Modes of Production, Religion, and the Method of Successive Abstractions
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2020. 313pp. $192 hb
    ISBN 9789004413856
  • Lothar Peter
    Marx on Campus: A Short History of the Marburg School
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2020. 183pp. $145 hb
    ISBN 9789004349414
  • Robert Poole
    Peterloo: The English Uprising
    Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2019. 480pp. £25 hb
    ISBN 9780198783466
  • Eric Rahim
    A Promethean Vision. The Formation of Karl Marx's Worldview
    Praxis Press, Glasgow, 2020. 144pp. £20 pb
    ISBN 9781899155088
  • Adam Theron-Lee Rensch
    No Home for You Here: A Memoir of Class and Culture
    Reaktion Books, London, 2020. 184pp. £14.95 hb
    ISBN 9781789142006
  • Ben Reynolds
    The Coming Revolution: Capitalism in the 21st Century
    Zero books, Winchester, 2018. 328pp. £17.99 pb
    ISBN 9781785357091
  • Shaun Richman
    Tell the Bosses We're Coming: A New Action Plan for Workers in the Twenty-First Century
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2020. 256pp. $26 hb
    ISBN 9781583678565
  • Michael Joseph Roberto
    The Coming of the American Behemoth: The Genesis of Fascism in the United States, 1920-1940
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2018. 463pp. $25 pb
    ISBN 9781583677315
  • Norman Roessler and Anthony Squiers (eds)
    Philosophizing Brecht: Critical Readings on Art, Consciousness, Social Theory and Performance
    Brill Rodopi, Leiden and Boston, 2019. 206pp. €94.00 hb
    ISBN 9789004404434
  • Michael Rosen
    The Author. Towards a Marxist Approach to Authorship
    Michael Rosen, 2018. 404pp. £13.99 pb
    ISBN 9781999923839
  • Pavlos Roufos
    A Happy Future Is a Thing of the Past: The Greek Crisis and Other Disasters
    Reaktion Books, London, 2018. 218pp. £14.95 hb
    ISBN 9781780239859
  • Luke Russell
    Being Evil: A Philosophical Perspective
    Oxford University Press, New York, 2020. 160pp. £10.99 hb
    ISBN 9780198862079
  • Ranabir Samaddar
    Karl Marx and the Postcolonial Age
    Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2017. 336pp. £109.99 hb
    ISBN 9783319632865
  • Michael J Sandel
    Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?
    Allen Lane, London, 2020. 288pp. £20 hb
    ISBN 9780241407592
  • John Sayles
    Yellow Earth
    Haymarket Books, Chicago and London, 2020. 416pp. $28 hb
    ISBN 9781642590210
  • Fabian Scheidler
    The End of the Megamachine
    Zero Books, Winchester, 2020. 272pp. £19.99 pb
    ISBN 9781789042719
  • Fabian Scheidler
    The End of the Megamachine
    Zero Books, Ridgefield, CT, 2020. £19.99 pb
    ISBN 9781789042719
  • Paula L. Schwartz
    Today Sardines Are Not for Sale: A Street Protest in Occupied Paris
    Oxford University Press, New York, 2020. 256pp. £19.99 pb
    ISBN 9780190681548
  • Javier Sethness-Castro
    Eros and Revolution: The Critical Philosophy of Herbert Marcuse
    Haymarket books, Chicago, 2018. 422pp. $28 pb
    ISBN 9781608468065
  • Helena Sheehan
    Navigating the Zeitgeist: A Story of the Cold War, the New Left, Irish Republicanism, and International Communism
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2019. 384pp. $25 pb
    ISBN 9781583677278
  • Ayesha Siddiqa
    Military Inc.
    Pluto Press, London, 2nd revised edn, 2016. 400pp. £17.99 pb
    ISBN 9780745399010
  • Tony Smith
    Beyond Liberal Egalitarianism: Marx and Normative Social Theory in the Twenty-First Century
    Brill, Leiden, 2017. 373pp. €129,00 / $149.00 hb
    ISBN 9789004352278
  • Steven G Snow
    Bourgeois Ideology and Education: Subversion through Pedagogy
    Routledge, London, 2018. 138pp. £105 hb
    ISBN 9781138721111
  • Dan Swain
    None So Fit to Break the Chains: Marx's Ethics of Self-Emancipation
    Brill, Boston, 2019. $110 hb
    ISBN 9789004410091
  • Mehmet Tabak
    Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution and Freedom: A Critical Reconstruction
    179pp. £4.36 pb
    ISBN 9798604130957
  • Elinor Taylor
    Popular Front Novel in Britain, 1934-1940
    Haymarket Books, Chicago and London, 2018. 224pp. $28 / £24.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608460465
  • Michael Thompson (ed.)
    Georg Lukács and the Possibility of Critical Social Ontology
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2020. 459pp. $192 hb
    ISBN 9789004357600
  • Michael E Tigar
    Mythologies of State and Monopoly Power
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2018. 168pp. $22 pb
    ISBN 9781583677421
  • Eric Toussaint
    The Debt System: A History of Sovereign Debts and Their Repudiation
    Haymarket, Chicago and London, 2019. 280pp. £14.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608463091
  • Marcelo Vieta
    Workers' Self-Management in Argentina: Contesting Neo-Liberalism by Occupying Companies, Creating Cooperatives, and Recuperating Autogestión
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2020. 644pp. €185.00 / $223.00 hb
    ISBN 9789004268968
  • Voline
    The Unknown Revolution: 1917-1921
    PM Press, Oakland, CA, 2018. 832pp. $32.95 pb
    ISBN 9781629635774
  • Derek Wall
    Climate Strike: The Practical Politics of the Climate Crisis.
    Merlin Press, London, 2020. 222pp. £10 pb
    ISBN 9780850367645
  • D N Wang
    Before the Market: The Political Economy of Olympianism
    Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, IL, 2018. 191pp. $25 pb
    ISBN 9781612299013
  • Peter Weiss
    The Aesthetics of Resistance. Volume Ii
    Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2020. 336pp. $27.95 pb
    ISBN 9781478007562
  • Colin White
    A History of the Global Economy: The Inevitable Accident
    Edward Elgar, Northampton, MA, 2018. 512pp.
    ISBN 9781788971973
  • James D White
    Marx and Russia: The Fate of a Doctrine
    Bloomsbury, London, 2018. 240pp. £21.99 pb
    ISBN 9781474224062
  • David Whyte
    Ecocide: Kill the Corporation before It Kills Us
    Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2020. 240pp. £9.99 pb
    ISBN 9781526146984
  • Fred A Wilcox
    Shamrocks and Oil Slicks: A People's Uprising against Shell Oil in County Mayo, Ireland
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2019. 168pp. $22 pb
    ISBN 9781583678466
  • Calvin Winslow
    Radical Seattle: The General Strike of 1919
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2020. 280pp. $26 pb
    ISBN 9781583678527
  • Kaveh Yazdani
    India, Modernity and the Great Divergence: Mysore and Gujarat (17th to 19th C.)
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2017. 670pp. €205.00 / $246.00 hb
    ISBN 9789004330788
  • Okbazghi Yohannes
    The Biofuels Deception: Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2018. 344pp. $28 pb
    ISBN 9781583677025
  • Slavoj Žižek
    Sex and the Failed Absolute
    Bloomsbury Academic, New York and London, 2019. 496pp. £22 hb
    ISBN 9781350043787
  • Slavoj Žižek
    Hegel in a Wired Brain
    Bloomsbury Academic, London and New York, 2020. 208pp. £20 hb
    ISBN 9781350124417
  • Slavoj Žižek
    Pandemic! Covid-19 Shakes the World
    Polity, Cambridge UK and Medford, MA, 2020. 140pp. $14.95 pb
    ISBN 9781509546114
Updated 9 October 2020.