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Gandhi – Kathryn Tidrick

June 16, 2020
Kathryn Tidrick outlines the origins of Gandhi's ideas and how they guided his political actions. Her account flies in the face of much hagiographic Gandhiana and shatters the myth that arose after Gandhi's death, revealing the more obscure aspects of his life and ideology.

The Jakarta Method – Vincent Bevins

May 25, 2020
Bevins tells the story of America's role in the development of South East Asian and Latin American national security states and in their murder of millions of civilians during the Cold War. It describes maniacal anti-communism that spared noone.

The Five Hundred Year Rebellion – Benjamin Dangl

November 25, 2019
The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and the Decolonization of History in Bolivia, Benjamin Dangl, AK Press, 2019, pp. 215, ISBN 978-1849353465 Dangl argues that an indigenous oral history of past struggles played a “crucial element for empowering, orienting, and legitimizing indigenous movements from the 1970s post-revolutionary Bolivia to

Karl Marx – Shlomo Avineri

November 17, 2019
Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution, Shlomo Avinery, Yale University Press, 2019, pp. 217, ISBN 978-0-300-21170-2 Shlomo Avineri’s new intellectual biography of Karl Marx is a part of Yale University Press’ “Jewish Lives Series,” which is, according to the publisher, “aimed at exploring the many facets of Jewish identity” and the

The Security Principle – Frédéric Gros

November 14, 2019
The Security Principle: From Serenity to Regulation, Frédéric Gros, Verso, 2019, pp. 195, ISBN 978-1-78478-715-8 Security dominates public discourse. We often hear politicians justifying a particular action with reference to the ‘security of the people’, or the ‘security of supply.’ At times it may appear that our very being centers around

Left, Right – Yves Engler

April 4, 2019
Left, Right – Yves Engler Left, Right: Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada, Yves Engler, Black Rose Books, 2019, pp. 263, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-55164-663-3 Former Speaker of the Venezuelan National Assembly Juan Guaido declared himself the interim President of Venezuela on January 23, 2019. The move followed a concerted

Between Iran and Zion – Lior Sternfeld

March 12, 2019
Between Iran and Zion: Jewish Histories of Twentieth-Century Iran, Lior B. Sternfeld, 2019, Standford University Press, pp. 208, $40, ISBN 978-1-5036-0614-2 Speaking to a crowd of a few thousand in December 2005 in the south-eastern city of Zahedan, the then President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the Holocaust was

Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ Conflict – Ware & Laoutides

February 25, 2019
Myanmar’s ‘Rohingya’ Conflict, Anthony Ware & Costas Laoutides, Oxford University Press, 2018, pp. 275, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-29-093886-6 In November 2018, Amnesty International stripped Aung San Suu Kyi, the former political prisoner under the military regime in Burma, of its highest honor, the Ambassador of Conscience. Secretary-General of Amnesty, Kumi Naidoo