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Colin Coulter and Angela Nagle (eds.), 2015, Manchester University Press, £18.99

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Leo Panitch & Sam Gindin, Verso, 2013. The Making of Global Capitalism lays out a thesis of the structure of modern capitalism and its institutional structures, not only recounting what happened, but explaining how and why these institutions were created. In particular, they argue that the United States is the

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Florian Schui Published by Yale University Press   One of the few sections of the economy that has seen growth over the last five years has been the industry in books on ‘Austerity’. Florian Schui’s Austerity: The Great Failure is a welcome but curious addition to the literature. Austerity considers the role

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Patrick Cockburn – Published by OR Books   In this new book, released mere weeks after ISIS’s stunning capture of Mosul and Tikrit, veteran journalist Patrick Cockburn uses the rise of ISIS to present his analysis of the Syrian Civil War, the viability of Iraq as a nation-state and the consequences

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Vivian Cullen reviews the best progressive documentaries The War on Democracy (John Pilger, 2007) This is a hidden history not of the spread of democracy but rather of empire-building. It catalogues the conquest, direct and indirect results, bloodshed and colonisation of Latin America. A lon-time campaigner against injustice and human rights

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Henry Silke speaks to author Julien Mercille TCD’s Julien Mercille has recently published a much anticipated book looking at the role of the Irish media in the current crisis. Mercille’s work has looked at the Irish media’s treatment of the property market, and found that the media’s hugely favourable view

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cover of 'Riasing Expectations' book
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It’s easy to become disillusioned with the state of the labour movement.

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“Pride” tells the story of radicals, reactionaries, successes and failures. It’s a warm, human reflection on both the great British miners’ strike of the Thatcher era, and the emergence of the contemporary LGBT movement, uniting against the odds against the forces of reaction and misery.   The story begins with

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