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Monthly Review Press

Challenging Casino Capitalism and Authoritarian Politics in the Age of Disposability

Neoliberalism’s ideology of competition strips schools of their civic and democratic project and hands them over to the logic of the market, helping to put authoritarianism, not democracy, on the rise in the United States in the twenty-first century.

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Productivity, Compound Interest and Poverty

“Today’s economy is based on theft under the euphemism of ‘free enterprise,’ ” writes Michael Hudson in the first chapter of his new book “Finance Capitalism and its Discontents.” “It’s sometimes called ‘socialism for the rich’ because they receive most government subsidy. But it’s not the kind of socialism that people talked about a hundred years ago. It is a travesty of social democracy and socialism. In a word, it’s oligarchy.”

Posted on Feb 9, 2013 READ MORE



Paradigm Publishers

Youth in Revolt

Guided by the notion that unregulated, market-driven values and relations should shape every domain of human life, a business model of governance has eviscerated any viable notion of social responsibility and conscience in the United States, writes Henry A. Giroux in his new book, “Youth in Revolt.”

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Verso Books

The Making of Global Capitalism

Although Karl Marx discerned in the middle of the 19th century that a new class of capitalists was creating “a world after its own image,” it took until the beginning of the 21st century before “a constantly expanding market” could be said to have fully spread capitalist social relations “over the entire surface of the globe,” write Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin in their new book, “The Making of Global Capitalism.”

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Eakins Press

Laissez-Faire Aesthetics

In the art world today, hardly anybody is willing to criticize anything, and the old modern rebellion against standards and distinctions has been replaced by a newfangled conviction that anything can go with anything else, writes Jed Perl in his new book, “Magicians & Charlatans.”

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 READ MORE



Verso Books

Christopher Hitchens: A Jingo in Every Essential Way

With the onset of the Iraq invasion, there was an abrupt change not just in Hitchens’ tone, but in his authorial voice. Hitchens emerged a convinced American nationalist, deploying a full tonal diapason—from hysteria to triumphalism, with the scale calibrated by braggadocio.

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 READ MORE



Metropolitan Books

An Operation, Not an Aberration

Even as the My Lai massacre has become the subject of numerous books and articles, all the other atrocities perpetrated by U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War have essentially vanished from popular memory, TomDispatch associate editor Nick Turse writes in “Kill Anything That Moves.”

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 READ MORE



Akashic Books

Asking Coca-Cola About Coca Has Never Been Easy

In “A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola,” Ricardo Cortés shares the fruit of six years’ worth of research into the connection between Coca-Cola and the coca leaf of South America.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013 READ MORE



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How the Rentier Class Cannibalizes the Economy

Rather than mobilizing savings to fund new industries, the banking system that comprises the financial, insurance and real estate sectors merely loads the economy down with debt.

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 READ MORE



Death’s New Context

In this excerpt from the foreword to “Stranger to History,” Aatish Taseer reflects on the political assassination of his father in Pakistan last year and how the message of his book, published in the U.K. in 2009 and recently in the U.S., is even more relevant today.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 READ MORE


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