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Some recent books for review

  • Theodor W Adorno
    Aspects of the New Right-Wing Extremism
    Translated by Wieland Hoban, Polity, Cambridge , UK and Medford, MA, 2020. 100pp. $12.95 pb
    ISBN 9781509541454
  • 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
  • Attila Antal
    Rise of Hungarian Populism: State Autocracy and the Orban Regime
    Emerald, Bingley, 2019. 184pp. £40 pb
    ISBN 9781838677541
  • Francesca Antonini, Aaron Bernstein, Lorenzo Fusaro, and Robert Jackson (eds)
    Revisiting Gramsci's Notebooks
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2020. 522pp. €170.00 / $204.00 hb
    ISBN 9789004337039
  • Ashley J. Bohrer
    Marxism and Intersectionality: Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality under Contemporary Capitalism
    Transcript, Bielefeld, 2019. 279pp. €29.99 hb
    ISBN 9783837641608
  • 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
  • Fidel Castro, José Bell Lara, Tania Caram, and Delia Luisa López
    Fidel in the Cuban Socialist Revolution: Understanding the Cuban Revolution (1959-1961)
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2020. 329pp. £198 hb
    ISBN 9789004415713
  • François Chesnais
    Finance Capital Today Corporations and Banks in the Lasting Global Slump
    Haymarket, Chicago, 2018. 328pp. £24.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608468270
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • James Furner
    Marx on Capitalism: The Interaction-Recognition-Antinomy Thesis
    Haymarket, Chicago and London, 2019. 522pp. $36 pb
    ISBN 9781642590463
  • Raymond Geuss
    Who Needs a World View?
    Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2020. 208pp. $35 hb
    ISBN 9780674245938
  • Hermann Levin Goldschmidt
    Contradiction Set Free
    Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2020. 168pp. £91 hb
    ISBN 9781350079816
  • 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
  • Henry Heller
    The French Revolution and Historical Materialism: Selected Essays
    Haymarket Books, Chicago and London, 2018. 268pp. $28 / £24.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608469956
  • Mark Jay and Philip Conklin
    A People's History of Detroit
    Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2020. 320pp. $26.95 pb
    ISBN 9781478009351
  • Tarik Kochi
    Global Justice and Social Conflict: A Critical Theory of International Law
    Routledge, London, 2020. 250pp. £29.99 pb
    ISBN 9780367406813
  • 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
  • Domenico Losurdo
    Nietzsche, the Aristocratic Rebel: Intellectual Biography and Critical Balance-Sheet
    Translated by Gregor Benton, Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2019. 1054pp. €373.00 / $448.00 hb
    ISBN 9789004270954
  • Iain Mackenzie
    Resistance and the Politics of Truth: Foucault, Deleuze, Badiou
    Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, 2018. 146pp. €29.99 pb
    ISBN 9783837639070
  • 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
  • David McNally
    Blood and Money: War, Slavery, and the State
    Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2020. 320pp. $20 pb
    ISBN 9781642591330
  • Lola Miesseroff
    Voyage En Outre-Gauche: Paroles De Francs-Tireurs Des Années 68
    Libertalia, Paris, 2018. 280pp. €10,00 pb
    ISBN 9782377290246
  • 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
  • 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
  • Christopher Norris
    Socrates at Verse and Other Philosophical Poems.
    Parlor Press, Anderson, SC, 2020. 199pp. £15.99 pb
    ISBN 9781643171593
  • Leo Panitch and Colin Leys
    Searching for Socialism: The Project of the Labour New Left from Benn to Corbyn
    Verso Books, London and New York, 2020. 320pp. £14.99 pb
    ISBN 9781788738347
  • 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
  • William L Remley
    Jean-Paul Sartre's Anarchist Philosophy
    Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2018. 272pp. £85 hb
    ISBN 9781350048249
  • Sheldon Richmond
    A Way through the Global Techno-Scientific Culture
    Cambridge Scholars Publisher, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2020. 221pp. £61.99 hb
    ISBN 9781527549227
  • 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
  • John Sayles
    Yellow Earth
    Haymarket Books, Chicago and London, 2020. 416pp. $28 hb
    ISBN 9781642590210
  • 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
  • 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
  • Evan Smith
    British Communism and the Politics of Race
    Haymarket Books, Chicago and London, 2018. 275pp. $28 pb
    ISBN 9781608469987
  • Steven G Snow
    Bourgeois Ideology and Education: Subversion through Pedagogy
    Routledge, London, 2018. 138pp. £105 hb
    ISBN 9781138721111
  • Panagiotis Sotiris
    A Philosophy for Communism: Rethinking Althusser
    Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2020. 558pp. €165.00 / $198.00 hb
    ISBN 9789004291355
  • Benjanun Sriduangkaew and Joshua Moufawad-Paul
    Methods Devour Themselves: A Conversation
    Zero Books, Alresford, Hants, 2018. 160pp. £10.99 pb
    ISBN 9781785358265
  • Dan Swain
    None So Fit to Break the Chains: Marx's Ethics of Self-Emancipation
    Brill, Boston, 2019. $110 hb
    ISBN 9789004410091
  • Mike Taber (ed.)
    Communist Movement at a Crossroads: Plenums of the Communist Internationals
    Haymarket books, Chicago and London, 2019. 796pp. $50 pb
    ISBN 9781642590128
  • 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
  • Enzo Traverso
    The Jewish Question: History of a Marxist Debate
    Haymarket, Chicago, 2019. 264pp. $28 pb
    ISBN 9781642590548
  • 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
  • Victor Wallis
    Socialist Practice: Histories and Theories
    Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland, 2020. 252pp.
    ISBN 978-3-030-35065-9
  • 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
  • James D White
    Red Hamlet: The Life and Ideas of Alexander Bogdanov.
    Haymarket Books, Chicago and London, 2019. 494pp. $28 pb
    ISBN 9781642590487
Updated 14 June 2020.