The May/June issue of New Left Review is now on sale featuring the following essays:
Volodymyr Ishchenko: Ukraine's Fractures
Antecedents and aftershocks of the Maidan protests. A Ukrainian sociologist discusses the riven political and ideological landscape laid bare by the fall of Yanukovych, and the tensions being stoked in the country's east by Russian interference and Kiev's ongoing military assault.
Wolfgang Streeck: How Will Capitalism End?
Its challengers apparently vanquished, the main threat to capitalism may now come from disorders that lurk within the system itself. Wolfgang Streeck diagnoses its crisis symptoms, from persistent stagnation to global anarchy, and asks what lies in store as they multiply.
Aminata Traoré, Boubacar Boris Diop: African Impostures
Exchanges between two West African intellectuals amidst the latest French incursion in the region, this time on Malian soil. The recurrent delusions of humanitarian warfare, and continued submission of local elites to Paris.
Sean Starrs: The Chimera of Global Convergence
Has the rise of the BRICs weakened the West's grip on core sectors of the world economy? Sean Starrs weighs impressions of Western decline against the empirical evidence, finding plentiful signs of enduring US and European corporate power.
José Emilio Burucúa, Nicolás Kwiatkowski: The Absent Double
What images arise when representation reaches its limits? Two cultural historians explore the emergence since classical antiquity of a series of visual devices for depicting massacres: from hunting scenes and martyrdoms to infernos and Doppelgänger.
Sven Lütticken: Cultural Revolution
Mutations of an untimely concept, in a period when capitalism has arrogated to itself the power of radical transformation. From Debord and Marcuse to the contemporary art world, by way of punk rock and hip hop.
NLR 87 also features the following book reviews:
Francis Mulhern on Rob Colls, George Orwell: English Rebel.
The protean cult of Eric Blair finds its latest iteration.
Robin Blackburn on Richard Huzzey, Freedom Burning.
Victorian Britain's anti-slavery crusade as accomplice of imperial expansion.
Barry Schwabsky on Jacques Rancière, Aisthesis.
Episodes from a history of modern art, from Winckelmann to Mallarmé to Vertov.
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