On the 31st August, renowned sociologist and the inaugurator of world-systems analysisImmanuel Wallerstein died aged 88. In this, a seminal late work published here in English for the first time, Wallerstein traces the contours of of the Western left both in the past and its future. In doing so, he raises fundamental questions about the left's relationship with internationalism, and asks how the left can chart a new way forward in the twenty-first century.
Frantz Fanon, the great Martinican psychiatrist, philosopher and revolutionary, was born on this day in 1925. In this extract from Fanon: A Biography, David Macey explores the afterlives of Fanon's thought.
How should we think about the relationship between race and class on the left? As Christina Heatherton reminds us in this series of reflections on David Roediger's new book Class, Race, and Marxismthe point is not to be right, but to get free.