In Workers Solidarity 105 we reviewed David Simon's 'The Wire'. His follow on project 'Generation Kill' which features some of the same actors is a 7 episode series following the United States Marine Corps' 1st Reconnaissance Battalion during the invasion of Iraq . It's based on the book published by Rolling Stone journalist Evan Wright.
A review of Paul Krugman's new book (The Conscience of a Liberal), discussing its strengths and weaknesses. It is particularly good on the results of 30 years of neo-liberalism on the American Working Class, plus on the importance of unions for workers. His call for a "New New Deal" should make us aware of why the first one was broken and that we should aim for more...
A review of Tony Benn's 2005 TV programme on democracy. It points out the democracy has many meanings and can, and is, used to justify elite rule.
Review of an excellent book on the 1990s "New Economy" hype.
Review of two books on social struggle, one on the 1930s and one on the anti-globalisation movement.
Review of an excellent book on the weaknesses of neo-classical economics.
A short critique of a sadly typical Leninist account of Bakunin by a leading member of the British SWP.
A review of Colin Ward's recent introduction to anarchist ideas and history.
A review of Richard Dawkins documentary on Charles Darwin.
Review of a classic of social anthropology which debunks numerous myths about Spanish anarchism. An important and inspiring work.