Review: Economics for the Many

Mike Haynes reviews Economics for the Many, a new book of essays edited by Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.

Review: China Miéville’s October

Charlie Burton reviews China Miéville’s retelling of the story of the tumultuous months 100 years ago leading up to the October revolution. October is published by Verso and available now.  In July 1914, deputies of the...
Still from Mad Max: Fury Road

Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

This revival of a thirty-year old franchise is a great action movie with women at its centre, writes Jonny Jones. It's been 30 years since the release of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, the third instalment of...

Kill All Normies: a missed opportunity to analyse fascism

After the murderous gathering in Charlottesville, there's a real need for insightful analysis of the American far right – but, argues Max S, Kill All Normies fails to provide it. It’s unsurprising that many of the...

Review: Young Marx

The new play Young Marx is an affectionate and funny account of Karl Marx's early life as an impoverished émigré in Victorian London, says Keith McKenna. The revolution will be fun, at least if playwrights Richard Bean and Clive...

Review: Sorry to Bother You…

Boots Riley's film Sorry to Bother You (USA, 2018) is a breath of fresh air.

Review: The Reproach of Hunger

Mike Downham reviews leading expert on humanitarian aid and development David Rieff's book The Reproach of Hunger, which addresses the burning question of why have we failed to address the crisis of hunger in...

The Babadook – a film about life’s real horrors

Where does fear come from? Jen Izaakson, PhD student and revolutionary socialist, examines this question through a psychoanalytic review of new horror film, The Babadook. Jen tweets at @izaakson. If we accept the psychoanalytic stance...

Review: Student Revolt by Matt Myers

Nick Evans reviews a new oral history of Britain’s 2010 youth uprising against fees and EMA cuts. “It’s just a point in a line of history, but for me it’s absolutely the beginning. It’s point...

Review: The Kaiser’s Holocaust

Mark Winter reviews David Olusoga and Casper W. Erichsen 2010 book The Kaiser's Holocaust: Germany's Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, writer and broadcaster who has championed the unearthing of black...