#58 - March 2012

Vol. 26, No. 1
Chinese Marxism Today


Genesis of this article

This article was written originally for domestic readers in the author’s homeland, China, and aimed at some serious problems of so-called Sinicized Marxism,...


Partially stimulated by the Wenchuan earthquake of 2008, the issue of universal values is hotly debated in present-day China. The excellent performance and altruistic virtues that Chinese people displayed in response to this...


J. F.

While the condition of a people is prosperous, and uninterrupted by violent and sudden changes, insanity never exceeds. But when the dispensations of Providence fail of their accustomed bounteousness, or man by trouble is afflicted...



It was late when she arrived at the country road. The moon, invisible behind the thin cloud cover, spread an unreal ghostly blue light; the sharply arched sky marked off against the dark round earth. Rita...


In the recently published MEGA2 volumes (I/30 to I/32), we find all of Engels’ texts from the period after Marx’s death except for his work on Capital.1 They shed new and consistent light not only on...

Antonio J.
Peláez Tortosa

In addition to a radical modification of the preexisting economic model, Vietnam’s Doi Moi (renovation)1 has also entailed a gradual process of institutional adaptation without altering the core components...

José M.
Atiles Osoria

Of course, the good terrorists are those who respond to the interests of the State, those who become allied with them. Bear in mind that the governments of Puerto Rico and the US very much feared the development...


Preface by Frigga Haug (November 2011): Victory in Defeat

What is the meaning of women’s politics for a modern left party which seeks to follow feminist, socialist and ecological goals? Die LINKE,1 ...

Review Essays


Mackenzie Wark, The Beach Beneath the Street: The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of the Situationist International (London/New York: Verso, 2011).

Richard Gilman-Opalsky, Spectacular Capitalism: Guy Debord and the...


You're old, they think you're senile then they feel they can wipe your mouth while you're talking. -- Kato Laszlo Roth

Margaret Morganroth Gullette, Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Paul

Sasha Lilley (ed.), Capital and Its Discontents: Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult (Oakland: PM Press, 2011)

This extraordinary book appears near the head of the new radical “...

Reviewed by John

Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2010).

In the past two decades, there has been an explosion of scholarly work on genocide. Thanks to this intellectual attention, we now have...

Reviewed by Peter

Edward P. Morgan, What Really Happened to the 1960s: How Mass Media Culture Failed American Democracy (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2010)

Have you ever wondered why generations that grew up in...

Reviewed by Michael E.

Steve Martinot, The Machinery of Whiteness: Studies in the Structure of Racialization (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010)

Steve Martinot wants to contribute to a critical tradition in race...

Reviewed by David

Bruno Gulli, Earthly Plenitudes: A Study on Sovereignty and Labor (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010)

Earthly Plenitudes is a deft study of sovereignty in its relationship to labor. It...

Reviewed by George

Georg Adler, Peter Hudis, and Annalies Laschitza, eds., The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg, trans. George Shriver (New York and London: Verso Books, 2011)


Reviewed by Gail

Keith Bolender, Voices from the Other Side: An Oral History of Terrorism against Cuba (London: Pluto Press, 2010)

Americans know close to nothing about the long history of terrorist attacks against...

Reviewed by Yasin

Marcello Musto, ed., Karl Marx's Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 150 Years After (New York: Routledge, 2008)

The existence of the Grundrisse was unknown for more...

Reviewed by Matthew

David Harvey, A Companion to Marx’s Capital (London: Verso, 2010)

For a Marxist, geographer David Harvey has a remarkably entrepreneurial spirit. The Great Recession has revitalized interest in Marxian...

Reviewed by Steven J.

Peter Knapp and Alan J. Spector, Crisis and Change Today: Basic Questions of Marxist Sociology, 2nd ed. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011)

Sociologists who read the first edition of ...