Working-class Fiction: from Chartism to `Trainspotting'
By Ian Haywood, Northcote House (in association with the British Council), 1998, £8-99 Reviewed by Victor Paananen
WHEN I MENTIONED to a fellow Socialist at a meeting in London that I was teaching a course in working-class fiction, he replied that he hoped that I would tell the students about working-class reality too
Britain and the Nazis
The Chamberlain-Hitler collusion, by Alvin Finkel and Clement Leibovitz
The Merlin Press Ltd., 1998.
Reviewed by Paul Ursell in Socialism Today No. 37, April 1999
CONVENTIONAL HISTORY teaches us that Britain can be proud of its role in World War Two: the entire nation stood up as one to defend democracy and the rights of smaller nations, and to defeat the tyranny of fascism.
If you hold this view, reading The Chamberlain-Hitler Collusion will shock. You will find out that the British ruling class found nothing abhorrent in the Nazis.
The year the party ends
The Crisis of Global Capitalism, by George Soros, Little Brown, 1998.
Reviewed by Victor Paananen
"THE GLOBAL capitalist system which has been responsible for the remarkable prosperity of (the USA) in the last decade is coming apart at the seams".
Socialists v Terrorism
By Alan Jones Justice Issue 27 November-December 2001 [paper of the CWI in USA.]
Socialists oppose the terrible terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
The Human Story
Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everybody for the Last 13,000 Years
By Jared Diamond, Verso 1998, £8.99.
Reviewed by Mike Watkinson in Socialism Today Sept. 1998, No.31
AT THE GRAVESIDE commemoration of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels said that he had "discovered the law of development of human history; the simple fact... that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion".
A century of women
By Sheila Rowbotham, 1999, Penguin, £11-99 Reviewed by Clare Wilkins
Socialism Today No. 41, Sept. 1999
A CENTURY OF WOMEN is an attractive book for dipping into.
Stephen Jay Gould
Stephen Jay Gould, who recently died of cancer, was an outstanding contributor to evolutionary theory. But more than this, he had the rare ability to popularise a wide range of scientific thought. PETE MASON writes.
Socialism Today Issue 67, July - Aug 2002