Category: Review

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Joe Emersberger: Book Review: Demands of the Dead

A review of Justin Podur’s novel, “Demands of the Dead”

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Seth Sandronsky: Reading Samir Amin

The two books under review study the economy within the parameters of social change.

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Seth Sandronsky: A Review of Mercedes K. Schneider’s A Chronicle of Echoes

In all, Schneider hits her target of expanding a national discussion on public school reformers. Hers is a fact-based counter-narrative for Americans upset over the corporatist assault on public education.

Al Gedicks: A Review of Stuart Kirsch’s Mining Capitalism

Kirsch is uniquely qualified to examine the relationship between mining corporations and their critics—he spent two decades as an anthropologist doing ethnographic research and participating in an indigenous political movement opposed to the Ok Tedi copper and gold mine in Papua New Guinea.

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Seth Sandronsky: Empowering the Public?

Despite the lofty rhetoric redolent of benefitting the public’s interest, CCSS is not local empowerment of parents and teachers on behalf of students

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Justin Podur: Haiti’s New Dictatorship

Review by Stephen Roblin. Podur’s insightful and concise overview of Haiti’s recent history is an important work of revisionist scholarship that contains valuable lessons, particularly for outsiders who want to contribute constructively to the ongoing struggle for freedom and dignity in Haiti.

Alex Bradshaw: Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940

This volume should be seen as a history of transnational radicals and visionaries, who saw the need to unite the entire international working-class to dismantle both capitalism and imperialism

Midge Quandt: The New Mole

The title of The New Mole is taken from Marx to refer to the revolutionary impulse, which burrows quietly underground until it comes to the surface of history.

H. Allen Orr: Stretch Genes

A review of a Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History, by Nicholas Wade

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Paul Krugman: The Piketty Panic

The fact that apologists for America’s oligarchs are evidently at a loss for coherent arguments doesn’t mean that they are on the run politically

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