"Consider the big picture: an east Asia of toppling currencies and bank
insolvency: rising unemployment in Latin America’s largest economy
(Brazil) and falling real wages throughout the region: stagnation and
unemployment in Europe: a rapidly approaching limit to the capacity of
US consumers to take on more...
A socialist activist in several countries, revolutionary journalist par
excellence, novelist, and poet – Victor Serge was a man of huge talents.
During his extraordinary life (1890-1947), Serge graduated from youthful
anarchism to Bolshevism. He took part in revolutions and spent a decade
in captivity. He worked...
ERIC ARTHUR Blair, better known under his pseudonym George Orwell, was
born in Motihari, India 100 years ago this month, his father being a
lower-ranking colonial administrator in the days of the British Raj.
In the late 1960s, the name of Frantz Fanon became associated with the
idea of a armed revolution in the ’Third World’. In the words of his
biographer, David, Macey, in his new book, ’Frantz Fanon: A life’,
"Fanon came to be seen as the apostle of violence, the prophet of a
Michael Moore said "barring success", Stupid White Men, (reviewed in the
socialist, issue 254), would be his last book. But last year when George
W Bush was supposedly so popular, it was the leading non-fiction book
bought and read by Americans. So he’s written Dude, Where’s My Country?
In 1903, sociologist, scholar, and historian W.E.B. Dubois (1868-1963)
wrote his book The Souls of Black Folk, which would make a vital
contribution to the struggle of African Americans in the post-Civil War
and Reconstruction era.