Jeffrey Wasserstrom, co-founder of The China Beat
and author of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know
, has reviewed Wang Hui's The End of the Revolution
for the Los Angeles Times
, rightly describing Wang as "one of China's leading historians and most interesting and influential public intellectuals."
Gavan McCormack's Client State: Japan in the American Embrace
has been reviewed in Pacific Affairs: An International Review of Asia and the Pacific.
In the words of reviewer Andrew L. Oros, "for those willing to ponder the complexity of postwar Japan, there is no better place to start than Client State.
Robert Barnett, Director of the Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia University and author of the introduction to The Struggle for Tibet
(Wang Lixiong and Tsering Shakya), was interviewed this morning on Democracy Now!
where he spoke to Amy Goodman and and Juan Gonzales about the Dalai Lama's US visit, relations with China and the particular importance of the work of Wang Lixiong.
In a new review for Mediations, Imre Szeman says Göran Therborn's From Marxism to Post-Marxism? "might allow Left thought to better understand its past, present, and future."
What comes next for Marxism? This is the question animating Göran Therborn's From Marxism to Post-Marxism?, which considers the future of Marxist theory in the context of the new political, economic, and social circumstances of the twenty-first century. Perhaps more than any other theoretical tradition, Marxism has been especially attentive to the circumstances in which it operates; a meta-awareness of its own conditions of possibility is an essential characteristic for a mode of thought in which history plays a constitutive role and ideas are of necessity anchored in the stuff of life. Marxism originated and developed in circumstances starkly different than our own. In what ways has it changed or does it need to change to remain relevant in this new era?
Gareth Peirce, celebrated defense lawyer and author of the forthcoming Dispatches from the Dark Side
, has written the most astonishing piece for the London Review of Books
, in which she carefully lays out the framing of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, wrongfully convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. As the article progresses, and the horrifying details of the cover up accumulate, they become almost farcical in number and elaborateness.