politics

Book Review
Jan 17, 2013

Sailing for freedom

Ramona Wadi
Freedom Sailors is an account of how a small group of ordinary people conceived and executed what seemed like a grandiose plan to break Israel’s illegal military blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Book Review
Oct 18, 2012
Social Democracy After the Cold War

What happened to social democracy?

John Warnock
In the present economic and financial crisis, we are seeing the collapse of the social democratic parties in Europe. How can they bring their former supporters back into the party?
Book Review
Feb 23, 2012
Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt

The truth about Lester Pearson's peacekeeping

Paul Weinberg
In his new book, Yves Engler sets to demolish the near saintly status of Lester Bowles ("Mike") Pearson in the public sphere, Canadian foreign policy circles and even on the social democratic left.
Book Review
Jan 13, 2011

Understanding Stephen Harper

Am Johal
Two books on Stephen Harper provide a small window into the rise of the Conservative Party from the ashes of the Reform and Progressive Conservative parties: Harper's Team and Harperland.
Book Review
Oct 7, 2010
The Socialist Alternative

The Venezuelan alternative

Al Engler
Although capitalism is once again in a global downturn, little is heard of an alternative. Could a new brand of socialism aid and inspire opposition to capitalism?
Book Review
Nov 5, 2009

Remembering communism

Aaron Leonard
Marx and Engels had no idea what they were setting loose when they wrote The Communist Manifesto -- and they would be the first to admit it. That's the sense you get reading Tariq Ali's new book.
Book Review
Sep 10, 2009

Theory of capital makes a comeback

Jordan Brennan
In Capital As Power an attack is launched on theories of capitalism by focusing on one of the oldest conundrums in the discipline of political economy -- the theory of capital.
Book Review
Apr 2, 2009

Global dissent heats up

Mel Watkins
Defiant Publics describes an information revolution permitting new forms of transnational communication creating global consciousness in the wake of the global financial crisis.

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