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    Eka Kurniawan

    “Eka Kurniawan may be South-East Asia’s most ambitious writer in a generation”— The Economist

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    Arundhati Roy

    “Revolutions can, and often have, begun with reading."
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    Benedict Anderson

    Everything Anderson wrote was boldly original, challenging assumptions by uncovering a neglected or suppressed voice.” Guardian
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    Judith Butler

    Recently interviewed for Guernica, on the power of nonviolent resistance.
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    Pablo Iglesias

    “Iglesias and his Podemos party are radically shaking up Spain’s political establishment.” – New York Times
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    Ta-Nehisi Coates

    “The young James Joyce of the hip-hop generation.” — Walter Mosley 




  • US politics books are 50% off in celebration of Bernie's epic win in New Hampshire!

    Bernie Sanders led Hillary Clinton by a 22-point lead in the New Hampshire primaries, the second biggest democratic New Hampshire primary win in history!

    And a recent Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll showed that 43 percent of Iowa Democratic caucus goers described themselves as “socialist” while only 38 percent described themselves as “capitalist.”

    Bernie Sanders has tapped in to a growing popular movement that demands economic justice for all. Embrace the resurgence of socialist ideas by picking up some new and recently published books on socialist history and American politics.

    All of the books on our US Politics Reading List
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    Listen to Bernie's autobiography Outsider in the White House!
    Get the audiobook from Audible for only $6.95. Buy it here.

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  • Imagining the Communist Party again as a force: Jodi Dean on left politics and the party

    Since the '70s and '80s, the fragmented, individualist American left has been largely cynical about manifesting change through the party form, yet parties are too important to be left to the two-party system. How do we make a party of communists seem more compelling to more of us again? In her new book Crowds and Party, Jodi Dean diagnoses an American Left splintered by individualism, but ripe for a return to one of the oldest organized political forms: the party. The following is extracted from Crowds and Party.

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  • The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe - The Roots of The Crisis

    In 1991 Robert Brenner, Director of the Center for Social Theory and Comparative History at UCLA, authored a two-part essay on the decline and collapse of the Soviet and Eastern European economic systems. The article appeared in the March/April 1991 issue of Against the Current and is reproduced here for the first time. Brenner is the author of many vital books on global economics including: The Boom and the Bubble, Merchants and Revolution, and The Economics of Global Turbulence.

    In the first part of the article Brenner describes the nature of the Eastern bloc's economic system, the failure of the market reforms of the 1970s, the exacerbation of the Eastern bloc's productivity crisis via the arms race with the United States, and the difficulties of adapting a command economy to the production of consumer goods. 

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  • The Clintons’ War on Drugs: When Black Lives Didn’t Matter in The New Republic

    Yesterday, the New Republic published Donna Murch's essay on the history of the Clintons' record of racialized punishment for political gain, adapted from her essay in the forthcoming False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Clinton. As we approach the 2016 election, Murch writes, "it would be good to remember the human consequences of the Clintons' 'tough on crime' stance, and how Hillary has tried to replicate this strategy of 'strength and experience' again and again." We present an extract from her piece below. 

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