Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Saturday, January 05, 2008

International Socialism 117

Issue 117 of the International Socialism Journal is now online. Obviously, it went to press before the recent dramatic exit of Benazir Bhutto from the political stage, but there is a timely article on the crisis in Pakistan. As usual, there is so much in the journal that one might highlight, but Chris Harman on Theorising neoliberalism (he also has a shorter article on the crisis in Respect), discussions of Benedict Anderson's Imagined Communities and Mike Davis's Planet of Slums in relation to the African working class stand out at first glance. There is also an intriguing looking article on William Shakespeare, while Marxists with an interest in history should also check out this.

On the subject of the ISJ, the Marxists Internet Archive continually expands the content of back issues online. The indexes are as follows:


At 4:22 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, My name is John from Melbourne in the land of Oz.

I have always been a leftie, and still am. But I am quite unusual in that I have always been interested in religion and spiritually--when and wherever it is an expression of some kind of discriminative intelligence.

Right wing religionists obviously have NO descriminative intelligence.

That having been said please check out these two related references which describe the "culture" formed in the image of materialism.

1. www.ispeace723.org/realityhumanity2.html
2. www.coteda.com

Mike Davis is one of my favourite authors.


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