Reviews

The State in Capitalist Society by Ralph Miliband (republished by www.merlinpress.co.uk £16.95) Ralph Miliband was a major figure in the marxist revival which became known as the New Left in the 1960s. A founder of New Left Review and the Socialist Register, the State in Capitalist Society (1969) remains a key work of modern...

Web review

“Princes and priests soon saw an enemy in the press. Type was in their opinion the most serious form that lead could take…. The rich classes – otherwise the conspiring classes – shut out as far as they could all knowledge of their doings, alleging that their object was to prevent the dissemination of...

Reviews

An Anarchist’s Story: The Life of Ethel MacDonald Chris Dolan, Birlinn 2009, 224 pages, £9.99, ISBN-13: 978-1841586854 When the BBC Film An Anarchist’s Story: The Life of Ethel Macdonald was released in 2006 it came as a bolt from the blue, bringing to light two events, both greatly hidden from history. The first was the...

Web review

Is there anybody there? Well, yes there is. It is heartening to find through SLR’s internet activity that several thousand are visiting and reading articles from our site monthly

Reviews

Clear Red Water: Welsh Devolution and Socialist Politics Nick Davis and Darren Williams, Housemans, 2009, £7.99 The maverick Labour MP Paul Flynn has been around Welsh politics since being elected as a councillor in the early 1970’s. In his foreword, he describes “Clear Red Water” as a “delight”, yet admits to being...

Web review

The Odd Job Parliamentarians If you want to find more from the sources for the article on MP’s pursuing outside employment on their constituents time the following should help. On the doors opening for Libian opportunities try the factbox at http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUKL570922620080905 here you will find a...

Reviews

Two MSPs, Bill Wilson and Elaine Smith, bring their different perspectives to a book on the constitutional futureof the UK and the question of independende

Web review

With the Big Tent being the theme of this edition what bigger tent could we have than the internet. In fact the growth of small bands of activists linking briefly and effectively to gain publicity for their common cause could be put down in the main to the internet and the messaging capacity of mobile phones. Yes the Big Tent...

Reviews

Blue Gold: World Water War (2008) Director: Sam Bozzo. Run: 90 minutes The film Blue Gold: World Water Wars, which had its Scottish Premiere on March 26 at the University of Strathclyde, is a timely intervention in the global water debate. A riveting exposé that eloquently contextualises the implications of commodifying and...

Web review

Have you had enough of MPs on the make? Or should I say the on the take? Or does their ingenuity still fascinate you?