The French Stalinists and Liberation: Two Brief Excerpts

The marking of the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, the prelude to the liberation of France, presents an opportunity to make available two brief texts on the role of the Stalinists in the resistance. The first comes from the extremely interesting short book Internationalists in France During the Second World War by […]

Lawrence & Wishart Issues Takedown Notice to Marxists Internet Archive

British publisher Lawrence & Wishart has issued a takedown notice to the Marxists Internet Archive concerning the availability of the Marx-Engels Collected Works for which L&W holds the copyright. A notice on the MIA site indicates that the material in dispute will be removed on April 30. Unfortunately, although the texts in question were written […]

New Volume of Marcuse Collected Papers

The recently-released sixth volume of the Herbert Marcuse Collected Papers series, Marxism, Revolution and Utopia, includes selections of Marcuse’s correspondence with Raya Dunayevskaya, as well as his introduction to her Marxism and Freedom. In this latter document, Marcuse introduces some of the ideas he would develop at greater length in the influential One-Dimensional Man. These […]

Tracing the Contours of Anti-Capitalism

The Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalism: Essays on History, Culture, and Dialectical Thought David Black, Lexington Books (2013) Capitalism in the U.S. and Europe has evidently survived the massive financial crisis it found itself confronted by in late 2007. What’s more, at least in the U.S., capitalism was neither seriously threatened with mass political or social […]

Bob Myers on Bosnia After the Spring Protests

Bob Myers describes a visit to the city of Tuzla in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the site of brief but intense protests against the corruption and indifference of the post-Dayton Agreement local and national governments. Myers, a leading activist of the British group Workers Aid for Bosnia, has been a consistent voice of support for the multi-ethnic solidarity […]

Complete Run of Partisan Review Now Available Online

Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center has made available scans of the complete run of Partisan Review (the journal moved its operations to BU in 1978). Of most interest is the period before the great split of 1943 between William Phillips and Philip Rahv on one side and Dwight Macdonald on the other, perhaps […]

New Discussions of Surrealism in Egypt

The first issue of the re-launched academic journal Dada/Surrealism—“Wonderful Things”: Surrealism and Egypt—is now available. All of the journal’s articles are open source and freely available as PDF files. Of particular interest is Michael Richardson’s “The Foolishness of Living: Georges Henein Between Worlds”. Richardson is the co-editor (with Krzysztof Fijalkowski) of the valuable collection Surrealism […]