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Some recent books for review

  • Mitchell Abidor (ed.)
    The Permanent Guillotine: Writings of the Sans-Culottes
    PM Press, Oakland, CA, 2017. 160pp. $14.95 pb
    ISBN 9781629633886
  • Bashir Abu-Manneh (ed.)
    After Said: Postcolonial Literary Studies in the 21st Century
    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK and New York, 2018. 232pp. £21.99 pb
    ISBN 9781108453219
  • Gregory Albo, Leo Panitch, and Alan Zuege (eds)
    Class, Party and Revolution: A Socialist Register Reader
    Haymarket, Chicago, 2018. 300pp. $24 pb
    ISBN 9781608469192
  • Samir Amin
    Only People Make Their Own History: Writings on Capitalism, Imperialism, and Revolution
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2019. 246pp. £16.55 pb
    ISBN 9781583677698
  • Ian Angus
    A Redder Shade of Green: Intersections of Science and Socialism
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2017. 160pp. $22 pb
    ISBN 9781583676448
  • Stephen Armstrong
    The New Poverty
    Verso, London and New York, 2017. 242pp. £9.99 pb
    ISBN 9781786634658
  • Camille Barbagallo, Nicholas Beuret, and David Harvie (eds)
    Commoning: With George Caffentzis and Silvia Federici
    Pluto Press, London, 2019. 352pp. £24.99 pb
    ISBN 9780745339405
  • Marie Louise Berneri
    Journey through Utopia: A Critical Assessment of Imagined Worlds in Western Literature
    PM Press, Oakland, CA, 2019. 464pp. $28.95 pb
    ISBN 9781629636467
  • 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
  • Auguste Blanqui
    The Blanqui Reader: Political Writings, 1830-1880
    Edited by Peter Hallward and Philippe Le Goff, Verso, London and Brooklyn, NY, 2018. 348pp. £70 hb
    ISBN 9781786635013
  • Nicholas Brown
    Autonomy: The Social Ontology of Art under Capitalism
    Duke University Press, Durham, NC, 2019. 232pp. $24.95 pb
    ISBN 9781478001591
  • Douglas Burnham and Peter Lamb
    The First Marx: A Philosophical Introduction
    Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2018. 240pp. £21.99 pb
    ISBN 9781350029613
  • 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
  • C P Chandrasekhar and Jayati Ghosh (eds)
    Interpreting the World to Change It: Essays for Prabhat Patnaik
    Tulika Books, New Delhi, 2017. 300pp. $40.00 / £30.00 pb
    ISBN 9788193401514
  • François Chesnais
    Finance Capital Today Corporations and Banks in the Lasting Global Slump
    Haymarket, Chicago, 2018. 328pp. £24.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608468270
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Charles Ferrall and Dougal McNeill (eds)
    British Literature in Transition, 1920-1940: Futility and Anarchy
    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK and New York, 2018. 384pp. £84.99 hb
    ISBN 9781107145535
  • 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
  • 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
  • Richard S. Gruneau
    Sport and Modernity
    Polity Press, Cambridge, UK and Malden, MA, 2017. 240pp. £17.99 pb
    ISBN 9781509501571
  • Joss Hands
    Gadget Consciousness: Collective Thought, Will and Action in the Age of Social Media
    Pluto, London, 2019. 208pp. £18.99 pb
    ISBN 9780745335346
  • 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
  • Henry Heller
    The French Revolution and Historical Materialism: Selected Essays
    Haymarket Books, Chicago and London, 2018. 268pp. $28 / £24.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608469956
  • Chris Henry
    The Ethics of Political Resistance: Althusser, Badiou, Deleuze
    Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2019. 248pp. £75 hb
    ISBN 9781474447737
  • 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
  • John Holloway
    We Are the Crisis of Capital: A John Holloway Reader
    PM Press, Oakland, CA, 2017. 320pp. $22.95 pb
    ISBN 9781629632254
  • Martin Jay
    Reason after Its Eclipse: On Late Critical Theory
    The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI and London, 2017. 245pp. £19.50 pb
    ISBN 9780299306540
  • Anna Kornbluh
    Marxist Film Theory and Fight Club
    Bloomsbury Academic, New York, 2019. 200pp. £14.99 pb
    ISBN 9781501347306
  • 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
  • Samezō Kuruma
    Marx's Theory of the Genesis of Money: How, Why, and through What Is a Commodity Money?
    Haymarket, Chicago and London, 2019. 204pp. $28 / £24.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608460588
  • 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
  • Costas Lapavitsas
    Marxist Monetary Theory: Collected Papers
    Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2018. 336pp. £24.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608468300
  • Paul Le Blanc
    October Song: Bolshevik Triumph, Communist Tragedy, 1917-1924
    Haymarket, Chicago, 2017. 504pp. $27.95 pb
    ISBN 9781608468485
  • Marc James Leger
    Vanguardia: Socially Engaged Art and Theory
    Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2019. 256pp. £20 hb
    ISBN 9781526134899
  • Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin and Slavoj Žižek
    The Day after the Revolution
    Verso, London, 2018. 272pp. £9.99 pb
    ISBN 9781786636300
  • Peter Marshall
    William Godwin: Philosopher, Novelist, Revolutionary
    PM Press, Oakland, CA, 2nd edn, 2017. 544pp. $29.95 pb
    ISBN 9781629633862
  • John McDonnell (ed.)
    Economics for the Many
    Verso, London, 2018. 227pp. £12.99 pb
    ISBN 9781788732239
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stefan Müller-Doohm
    Habermas: A Biography
    Polity, Cambridge, UK and Malden, MA, 2016. 456pp. £25 hb
    ISBN 9780745689067
  • 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
    The Trouble with Monsters: Poems for Dark Times
    Culture Matters, Newcastle, 2018. 117pp.
    ISBN 9781912710126
  • 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
  • Frederick Harry Pitts
    Critiquing Capitalism Today: New Ways to Read Marx
    Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2017. 279pp. £89.99 hb
    ISBN 9783319626321
  • George A. Reisch
    The Politics of Paradigms: Thomas Kuhn, James Bryant Conant, and the Cold War "Struggle for Men's Minds"
    State University of New York Press, Albany, 2019. 502pp. $95 hb
    ISBN 9781438473673
  • William L Remley
    Jean-Paul Sartre's Anarchist Philosophy
    Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2018. 272pp. £85 hb
    ISBN 9781350048249
  • Emmanuel Renault and Richard A. Lynch
    The Experience of Injustice: An Essay on the Theory of Recognition
    Columbia University Press, New York, 2018. 304pp. £50 hb
    ISBN 9780231177061
  • Ben Reynolds
    The Coming Revolution: Capitalism in the 21st Century
    Zero books, Winchester, 2018. 328pp. £17.99 pb
    ISBN 9781785357091
  • 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
  • Russell Rockwell
    Hegel, Marx, and the Necessity and Freedom Dialectic: Marxist-Humanism and Critical Theory in the United States
    palgrave macmillan, London, 2018. £59.99 hb
    ISBN 9783319756103
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Daphne Skillen
    Freedom of Speech in Russia: Politics and Media from Gorbachev to Putin.
    Taylor & Francis, London, 2017. 364pp. £26.99 pb
    ISBN 9781138743267
  • Evan Smith
    British Communism and the Politics of Race
    Haymarket Books, Chicago and London, 2018. 275pp. $28 pb
    ISBN 9781608469987
  • Ted Stolze
    Becoming Marxist: Studies in Philosophy, Struggle, and Endurance
    Brill, Boston, 2019. 409pp. £141.07 hb
    ISBN 9789004280977
  • Elinor Taylor
    Popular Front Novel in Britain, 1934-1940
    Haymarket Books, Chicago and London, 2018. 224pp. $28 / £24.99 pb
    ISBN 9781608460465
  • 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
  • Nick Thorkelson
    Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia: A Graphic Biography
    City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA, 2019. 128pp. $15.95 pb
    ISBN 9780872867857
  • 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
  • Voline
    The Unknown Revolution: 1917-1921
    PM Press, Oakland, CA, 2018. 832pp. $32.95 pb
    ISBN 9781629635774
  • Robert X Ware
    Marx on Emancipation and Socialist Goals: Retrieving Marx for the Future
    Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2019. 256pp. $84.99 hb
    ISBN 9783319977164
  • Mike Wayne
    England's Discontents: Political Cultures and National Identities
    Pluto Press, London, 2018. 304pp. £19.99 pb
    ISBN 9780745399331
  • 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
  • Michael Yates
    Can the Working Class Change the World?
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2018. 218pp. $19 pb
    ISBN 9781583677100
  • 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
  • Okbazghi Yohannes
    The Biofuels Deception: Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet
    Monthly Review Press, New York, 2018. 344pp. $28 pb
    ISBN 9781583677025
Updated 7 August 2019.