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Contents (ISJ 118, Spring 2008)

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Contributors (ISJ 118, Spring 2008)

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States of disarray

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Things rarely work out as those who govern capitalist states hope, and sometimes the divergence is so great as to throw their best laid plans into disarray. We are living through one such occasion.

 

Simon Assaf: The Iraq surge: glossing over the long defeat

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During his Middle East visit in January George Bush boasted that the “surge” of 38,000 US troops had bought stability to Iraq, and that sections of the resistance were now cooperating with US forces in pacifying key parts of the country.

 

Ian Taylor: New life for the new left

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Not long ago Nicolas Sarkozy in France, Angela Merkel in Germany and Kostas Karamanlis in Greece presented themselves as politicians who could do for continental European capitalism what Margaret Thatcher did for British capitalism.

 

Neil Davidson: Scotland’s new road to reform?

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A year has elapsed since the Scottish National Party (SNP) formed its first government in the devolved Scottish Parliament. The SNP took power at a time when neoliberal strategies all but completely dominated mainstream politics. However, the SNP appears to have broken with the neoliberal consensus.

 

Chris Harman: From the credit crunch to the spectre of global crisis

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The Financial Times displays the bewilderment afflicting those who are supposed to be providing some direction to the system as they alternate between sheer panic, fake optimism, and simply hoping things will turn out all right.

 

1968: an extraordinary year: Timeline

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David Widgery: 1968: an extraordinary year: Archive: Forty years for Pandora

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Why celebrate the anniversary of 1968? Media commentators treat the year as one of student rebellion and youthful excess, but it was much more than that, as the late David Widgery explained in this article, written on the tenth anniversary and still very relevant today.

 

Matt Perry: 1968: an extraordinary year: May 1968 across the decades

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The French events of May 1968 were a profound shock to General de Gaulle’s ten-year presidency and the French state. Twenty years after the event former Paris police chief Maurice Grimaud was asked in an interview, “Could the state have collapsed?” He replied in a very revealing manner.

 

Brian Kelly: 1968: an extraordinary year: Unfinished business: Martin Luther King in Memphis

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On the fortieth anniversary of his assassination, eulogies on the life of Martin Luther King Jr come cheap, and often from the most unlikely quarters.

 

Ian Birchall: 1968: an extraordinary year: Seizing the time: Tony Cliff and 1968

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Revolutionaries do not determine events, nor do they predict them.1 Lenin was surprised by both 1905 and 1917. What revolutionaries can do is understand events and develop a strategy to take advantage of them. “All revolutions in history have begun spontaneously. None have ended so”.

 

John Newsinger: When old Labour went to war

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A review of Mark Phythian, The Labour Party, War and International Relations 1945-2006 (Routledge, 2007), £19.99
One response to the Iraq war has been an attempt to blame it on Tony Blair personally and to somehow exonerate the Labour Party.

 

Anne Alexander: Egypt's strike wave: Inside Egypt’s mass strikes

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Egyptian workers’ dramatic revival of strikes is a direct challenge to those who argue that the working class in the Middle East—or in the Third World more generally—has been economically and politically marginalised.

 

Omar Said + Mustafa Bassiouny: Egypt's strike wave: A new workers’ movement: the strike wave of 2007

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This is a translation and adaption of a pamphlet published by the Centre for Socialist Studies in Cairo, December 2007, Raiyyat al-idirab fi sama’ masr: haraka ‘ummaliyya gadida 2007. Mustafa Bassiouny and Omar Said are journalists working for the independent press, Bassiouny for Al-Dustur and Said for Al-Badil.

 

Charlie Hore: China's growth pains

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This summer’s Olympic Games, planned to be among the most spectacular ever, will underline the extent to which China has become a major economic and political power. But 2008 may also be the year when the long-predicted recession finally hits world capitalism—and that would have a profound effect on the Chinese economy.

 

Colin Wilson: Michel Foucault: friend or foe of the left

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The French historian, activist and intellectual Michel Foucault remains politically significant some 20 years after his death.

 

Simon Gilbert: The first emperor and after: analysing Imperial China

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Will Hutton, in his book on China, The Writing on the Wall, writes, “To understand today’s China we need to understand how and why Imperial China succeeded and failed and how it illuminates economic development in the past and present.”

 

Sue Sparks: Review: Gender, class and liberation

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Lindsey German, Material Girls: Women, Men and Work (Bookmarks, 2007), £12.99

 

Pete Jackson: Review: Another memorable year

118

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Keith Flett (ed), 1956 and all that (Cambridge Scholars, 2007), £34.99

 

Martin Empson: Review: Right enemy, wrong strategy

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Joel Kovel, The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World? (Zed, 2007), £14.99

 

Chris Harman: Review: Returning to the Russian question

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Marcel van der Linden, Western Marxism and the Soviet Union (Brill, 2007), £56

 

Sadie Robinson: Review: Exposing racism

118

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Joan Wallach Scott, The Politics of the Veil (Princeton University, 2007), £14.95

 

Andrew Stone: Review: Capital and classroom

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Ken Jones et al, Schooling in Western Europe: The New Order and Its Adversaries (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), £45

 

Andy Wilson: Review: Imperialism and homophobia

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Joseph A Massad, Desiring Arabs (University of Chicago, 2007), £18

 

Rachel Aldred + James Woodcock: Review: Slam on the brakes

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Matthew Paterson, Automobile Politics: Ecology and Cultural Political Economy (Cambridge University, 2007), £15.99

 

Vladimir Unkovski-Korica: Review: A flawed vision

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Reinventing Social Emancipation: Toward New Manifestoes
Volume 1: Democratizing Democracy—Beyond the Liberal Democratic Canon (Verso, 2007), £24.99
Volume 2: Another Production is Possible (Verso, 2007), £24.99

 

Bob Fotheringham: Review: Gramsci goes global

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Adam David Morton, Hegemony and Passive Revolution in the Global Economy (Pluto, 2007), £18.99

 

George Paizis: Review: Reserve army on the march

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Matt Perry, Prisoners of Want: The Experience and Protest of the Unemployed in France, 1921-45 (Ashgate, 2007), £55

 

Mark O’Brien: Review: Putting the social back into history

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Geoff Eley and Keith Nield, The Future of Class in History: What’s Left of the Social? (University of Michigan, 2007), £15.95
Geoff Eley, A Crooked Line: From Cultural History to the History of Society (University of Michigan, 2006), £14.50

 

Phil Marfleet: Review: Why millions are on the move

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Toby Shelley, Exploited: Migrant Labour in the New Global Economy (Zed, 2007), £14.99

 

Jim Wolfreys: Review: Won’t get fooled again?

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Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello, The New Spirit of Capitalism (Verso, 2007), £24.99

 

Barry Pavier: Review: India today

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Niveditya Menon and Aditya Nigam, Power and Contestation: India Since 1989 (Zed, 2007), £12.99

 

Joseph Choonara + Chris Harman: Review: Pick of the quarter

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A regular survey of articles which readers will find useful. Some, although by no means all, are available on the web.

 

Phaedon Vassiliades: Republic of Cyprus: a Historic Victory for the Left (online only)

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The crucial presidential runoff in (Southern) Cyprus on Sunday 24 February 2008 brought to office Dimitris Christofias the Communist Party leader who clinched 53 percent of the vote in an unprecedented victory for the island’s Communist AKEL party, beating the conservative Yiannis Kasoulides, who polled 46 percent of the vote.

 

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