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Connexions Library: Radical and Left History Focus Page
Website
2009
Connexions Information Sharing Services
How the Left has Won
Livingston, James
Article
2012
Jacobin Magazine
Capitalism was the unintended consequence of bourgeois revolutions, whereas socialism has been the avowed purpose, or at least a crucial component, of every revolution since 1911. This difference has ...
A Marxist History of the World: Making the future
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Historian Neil Faulkner concludes A Marxist History of the World by looking at what that history can tell us about the possibility for radical social change.
A Marxist History of the World part 100: 1968-1975: the workers' revolt
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
As the crisis of capitalism spread around the world, the working class took centre stage – but the revolt did not result in successful revolution anywhere.
A Marxist History of the World part 101: The Long Recession
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
By the early 1970s, the levers of state economic management had stopped working and the world economy entered a long period of stagnation.
A Marxist History of the World part 43: Colonies, slavery, and racism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
Capitalist contradictions were most evident in the 18th century, when the wealth of the merchant-capitalist class of Britain’s port-cities was contrasted with the untold human misery of the slaves, ra...
A Marxist History of the World part 51: The origins of the Labour Movement
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
Capitalism's industrial revolution gave birth to its own gravediggers, argues Neil Faulkner as he examines the rise and fall of Chartism.
A Marxist History of the World part 55: The Making of the Working Class
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
The development of capitalism entails two complementary processes. The first, explored in MHW 54, is competitive capital accumulation. The second, explored here, is the making – and continual re-makin...
A Marxist History of the World part 61: The Long Depression, 1873-1896
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner writes about the The Long Depression – an unprecedented economic slump which started the countdown to the First World War.
A Marxist History of the World part 62: The Scramble for Africa
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The imperial competition to control Africa spawned a predatory colonialism of mines, plantations, and machine-guns and propelled humanity towards industrialised world war writes Neil Faulkner.
A Marxist History of the World part 64: What is Imperialism?
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner looks at how the growth of giant monopolies and the fusing of industrial, bank, and state capital created global competition - and the roots of World War I.
A Marxist History of the World part 67: Reform or Revolution?
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The world Socialist movement was blown apart as its members supported the First World War. Neil Faulkner looks at how the question of reform or revolution lay behind the split.
A Marxist History of the World part 69: The First World War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner looks at how capitalism plunged humanity into an abyss of carnage, destruction, and waste without precedent, as mass production methods produced industrialised slaughter.
A Marxist History of the World part 77 World Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In the five years after the First World War, revolutionary contagion spread around the world. It showed the extraordinary possibilities that arise when the masses become active in making their own his...
A Marxist History of the World part 81: The Roaring Twenties
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Although the 'American Dream' became a reality for millions in the 1920s, it was built on shaky grounds - the huge speculative bubble that was building up on Wall Street was waiting to collapse
A Marxist History of the World part 92: The Great Boom
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In the first three decades after the war, the world economy experienced unprecedented growth rates and falling unemployment. But the boom rested on unstable foundations.
Racism in Asia
Article
2017
Wikipedia
Racism in Asia exists for similar reasons that racism elsewhere exists, with roots in events that have happened anywhere from thousands of years ago to the present.
Review of Vivek Chibber's Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital
Carr, David Matthew
Article
2014
libcom.org
A book review of Vivek Chibber's Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital. Vivek Chibber challenges the post-Marxist framework of the Subaltern Studies group.

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The No-Nonsense Guide to Degrowth and Sustainability
Ellwood, Wayne
Book
2013
This No-Nonsense Guide looks deeper into the idea of economic growth – to trace its history and understand why it has become so unchallengeable and powerful.


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