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How Solidarity Can Change the World: Handbook of Socialist Politics
How Solidarity Can Change the World: Handbook of Socialist Politics
"A good introduction to Marxism: a collection of basic texts with notes and contextual explanation."
Fate of the Russian Revolution: v. 1: Lost Texts of Critical Marxism
Fate of the Russian Revolution: v. 1: Lost Texts of Critical Marxism
"The writings are clear, sharp and often brilliant: socialists against Stalinism state their case.  A critical look at the history of the Soviet Union."
Iraq Since 1958: From Revolution to Dictatorship
Iraq Since 1958: From Revolution to Dictatorship
"Iraq: an historical account by the two leading leftist academics on Iraq. Broadly Stalinist politically but sharply critical of the Iraqi CP. Stops in 1991, but a good read."
Neighbors, Not Friends: Iraq and Iran after the Gulf Wars
Neighbors, Not Friends: Iraq and Iran after the Gulf Wars
"Extremely throrough, though dryly written. Informative on the Iraqi oppositon."
Republic of Fear: The Politics of Modern Iraq
Republic of Fear: The Politics of Modern Iraq
"Sounds trashy, but a very subtle Marxist analysis of Ba'athism - quite academic but very interesting. Makiya does support war on Iraq though."
The Ghetto Fights: Warsaw, 1941-43
The Ghetto Fights: Warsaw, 1941-43
"A shocking and exciting book on the Warsaw Ghetto and the uprising. Edelman was a member of the Bund and a leader of the uprising."
Rethinking Working-Class History: Bengal 1890-1940
Rethinking Working-Class History: Bengal 1890-1940
"Never falters in its commitment to the emancipation of the Indian working class often so absent in Marxist writings on the ‘peoples of the east’."
The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity
The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity
"Read it for the chapters on Pakistan, Kashmir, and Indonesia. The rest of it is good, knockabout pamphleteering history, but not much of an analysis."
Anti-Capitalism: A Marxist Introduction
Anti-Capitalism: A Marxist Introduction
"The book has something to offer anti-capitalists in terms of understanding capitalism, but less to say if they want to be Marxists in their everyday practice. Well worth reading, could've been better."
101 Poems Against War
101 Poems Against War
"These poems stir up the hardest heart, but rarely do any of these poems step outside the emotional language to confront big political ideas head on."
Hard Work: Life in Low-pay Britain
Hard Work: Life in Low-pay Britain
"Patronising, ignorant journalists-as-social-tourists? (like this) — no thanks! It’s time to call an end to this publishers’ sad little fad."
In the Shadow of the Liberator: Hugo Chavez and the Transformation of Venezuela
In the Shadow of the Liberator: Hugo Chavez and the Transformation of Venezuela
"It’s no surprise to find  this book is an uncritical, simpering eulogy of beleagured Venezuelan President Chavez.Even so the book is worth reading—if only in order to understand the left there."
Marx and Anglo-Russian Relations and Other Writings
Marx and Anglo-Russian Relations and Other Writings
"An example of how the method of Marx can be used to develop the Marxist understanding of history. In short, a book well worth the time to study and learn from."
God's Englishman: Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution (Penguin Classic Biography)
God's Englishman: Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution (Penguin Classic Biography)
"Alan Johnson (in a series of articles from 'Solidarity' on Christopher Hill and the English revolution): 'My own favourite remains his book on Cromwell, 'God´s Englishman'.'"
The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution (Penguin History)
The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution (Penguin History)
"Alan Johnson again: 'Most readers find 'The World Turned Upside Down' their favourite, with its cast of inspirational radicals, dreamers and freethinkers.'"
Milton and the English Revolution
Milton and the English Revolution
"'Hill is not everybody's cup of tea...Many respond to this provocative and plangent reinterpretation of radical Milton.'(Alan Johnson)More on Hill: workersliberty.org and search for 'Christopher Hill'"
An Anti-capitalist Manifesto
An Anti-capitalist Manifesto
"If the conclusions of this book were to be accepted, and its programme widely adopted, it would put the socialist project back to the time before Marx. This book is a revival of utopian socialism."
Dictatorship of Proletariat
Dictatorship of Proletariat
"This book deals with the evolution of Bolshevik ideas after 1918."
Before Stalinism: The Rise and Fall of Soviet Democracy
Before Stalinism: The Rise and Fall of Soviet Democracy
"A detailed survey of democratic institutions and ideas during the Russian October revolution of 1917 and the civil war."
Globalization and Its Discontents
Globalization and Its Discontents
"This book is a devastating, detailed indictment of globalisation from an insider who was Clinton's economic adviser, and chief economist of the World Bank."
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth About Globalization, Corporate Cons and High Finance Fraudsters
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth About Globalization, Corporate Cons and High Finance Fraudsters
"Reveals just what you get when you remove the commitment to working-class struggle from politics. All that is left is greed, corruption and self-interest. This book shows it in all its ugly colours."