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New Left Review, Latest Issue Now Online

Capital and Covid-19: Robert Brenner, Wolfgang Streeck, Roberto Schwarz, Lorna Finlayson, and more

7 July 2020

New Left Review, Latest Issue Now Online

In this edition

Robert Brenner sets Washington’s trillion-dollar COVID-19 bailout for US corporations in the context of America’s deteriorating productive economy and escalating elite predation.

Also in NLR 123

Roberto Schwarz discusses parallels between the rise of bolsonarismo and the Brazilian military takeover of 1964. Sharachchandra Lele's contribution to the eco-strategy debate offers a critical perspective from the Global South. Mao Jian reflects on literary uses of pandemics. Wolfgang Streeck reconstructs Engels’s theory of militarization. Carlo Ginzburg explores the philosophical defences of the Inquisition against the challenges of natural and political science. Monique Sicard mounts an architectural critique of the EU HQ. Francis Mulhern engages with Stefan Collini’s defence of the idea of the university.

Plus book reviews: Lorna Finlayson examines a new account of the gestation of Rawls’s political philosophy, Julian Stallabrass writes on street photography and Adrian Grama reports on the memoirs of Oskar Negt.

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The Economics of Global Turbulence
For years, the discipline of economics has been moving steadily away from the real world towards formalized axioms and mathematical models with only a precarious bearing on actuality. Commentators ...
Two Girls
Roberto Schwarz is the foremost literary critic of his generation in Brazil and the most important Marxist practitioner in the tradition of the Frankfurt School writing anywhere today. This collect...
Critical Encounters
From the acclaimed author of How Will Capitalism End? comes an omnibus of long-form critical essays engaging with leading economists and thinkers. Critical Encounters draws on Wolfgang Streeck’s in...
The Judge and the Historian

The Judge and the Historian

A bomb, an anarchist’s ‘accidental death’, the murder of a police commissar, and the confession of a former member of Lotta Continua led to seven dubious court cases and a tale of political opportu...
Figures of Catastrophe
The leading critic Francis Mulhern uncovers a hidden history in the fiction of the past century, identifying a central new genre: the condition of culture novel. Reading across and against the grai...
High Art Lite
This searing book has become the authoritative account of the new British art of the 1990s, its legacy in the 21st century, and what it tells us about the fate of high art in contemporary society. ...

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