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An Introduction to Marx's Capital

An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital reviewed by Workers' Liberty

Michael Heinrich’s book, An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital, (Monthly Review Press 2012) is a lucid and refreshing theoretical interpretation of Marxist political economy. Apparently, it has gone through nine editions in Germany and is used widely in German universities. Heinrich takes inspiration from the “neue Marx Lektüre” (new Marx reading) of Capital. The result is one of best introductions to Capital for the new reader, but also many sophisticated clarifications for those who who’ve already read some Marx.… | more |

Walter A. Rodney: A Promise of Revolution

Walter A. Rodney reviewed by A World to Win

The book is a tribute to Walter Rodney’s short but inspiring life which started and ended in Guyana, with periods in Jamaica, London and Tanzania as well as brief visits to the USA and Zimbabwe before his brutal assassination in 1980, aged only 38. Walter A Rodney: A Promise of Revolution is a collection of personal memories of friends and revolutionaries from around the world.… | more |

Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution

Michael D. Yates on Hugo Chávez and MR Press

The death of Hugo Chávez saddens those struggling for a better world. He was a great champion of the impoverished workers and peasants of both Venezuela and the world, and a steadfast and bold critic of the rapacious and murderous imperialism of the United States. Monthly Review Press is proud of the books we have published on Venezuela, books which describe, analyze, and show solidarity with the Venezuelan road to democratic socialism.… | more |

Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution

Marta Harnecker, A Posthumous Message to Hugo Chávez

Marta Harnecker is the author of Understanding the Venezuelan Revolution, an extended interview with Hugo Chávez, published by Monthly Review Press. This was originally published in The Bullet #778 by the Socialist Project of Canada. … | more |

Bush versus Chávez

Eva Golinger, author of Bush versus Chávez, on CNN

Eva Golinger, author of Bush versus Chávez, published by Monthly Review Press, discusses the legacy of Hugo Chávez on CNN. Eva Golinger is an attorney and writer from New York, living in Caracas, Venezuela, since 2005.… | more |

The Unlikely Secret Agent reviewed in the Washington Post

In The Unlikely Secret Agent, Ronnie Kasrils, who served as South Africa’s minister for intelligence services, remembers his late wife and the remarkable life she lived. He paints his portrait with the honesty of a good biographer but always with the bittersweet memory of a great love lost. “It is a huge testament to her inner strength and will,” he writes, “that she remained staunch and true to her principles and commitment through the decades.” And it’s a testament to his that he was able to sculpt his recollections into such a poignant and beautiful book.… | more |

What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism

March 11: Fred Magdoff Lecture at MIT, Cambridge MA & April 8: Lecture in Troy, NY

Join Fred Magdoff for a discussion of “The Environmental Crisis and Capitalism” on March 11 at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and a discussion of “Depletion of the World’s Resources” on April 8 in Troy, New York. Fred, a frequent contributor to Monthly Review and MR Press author, is professor emeritus of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont. He is author of numerous articles and books on agriculture, world food problems, and the environment. He is coauthor with John Bellamy Foster of What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism. … | more |

One Day in December: Celia Sánchez and the Cuban Revolution by Nancy Stout

Read Alice Walker's Foreword to One Day in December in Monthly Review

Nothing makes me more hopeful than discovering another human being to admire. My wonder at the life of Celia Sánchez, a revolutionary Cuban woman virtually unknown to Americans, has left me almost speechless. In hindsight, loving and admiring her was bound to happen, once I knew her story. Like Frida Kahlo, Zora Neale Hurston, Rosa Luxemburg, Agnes Smedley, Fannie Lou Hamer, Josephine Baker, Harriet Tubman, or Aung San Suu Kyi, Celia Sánchez was that extraordinary expression of life that can, every so often, give humanity a very good name.… | more |

Race in Cuba: Essays on the Revolution and Racial Inequality

Read an Excerpt from Race in Cuba by Esteban Morales Domínguez on LINKS

Our friends at Links: International Journal of Socialist Renewal have posted an excerpt from the new MR Press book Race in Cuba: Essays on the Revolution and Racial Inequality by Esteban Morales Domínguez. Read the first chapter, “Challenges of the Racial Question in Cuba.” … | more |

Race in Cuba: Essays on the Revolution and Racial Inequality

NEW! Race in Cuba: Essays on the Revolution and Racial Inequality by Esteban Morales Domínguez

Esteban Morales Domínguez is one of Cuba’s most prominent Afro-Cuban intellectuals and its leading authority on the race question. Available for the first time in English, the essays collected here describe the problem of racial inequality in Cuba, provide evidence of its existence, constructively criticize efforts by the Cuban political leadership to end discrimination, and point to a possible way forward.… | more |

The Endless Crisis

The Endless Crisis reviewed on Marx & Philosophy Review of Books

This is a most remarkable and important book. It is political economy at its best. It offers a sophisticated explanation of the socio-economic crisis facing the global and domestic economies. The authors further argue that the socio-economic crisis cannot be resolved without a total transformation away from the oligopolistic capitalistic system. The work of Foster and McChesney can be embraced by all heterodox political economy traditions. … | more |

One Day in December: Celia Sánchez and the Cuban Revolution by Nancy Stout

Saul Landau reviews One Day in December on ZNet

“It’s about time,” I commented when I heard that Nancy Stout had written a biography of Celia Sanchez, a Cuban hero and a woman I had met several times around the filming I did with Fidel Castro in the 1960s and 70s. . . . Stout’s exploration of Celia’s life helps readers understand the nature of life in a small provincial town in the 1950s, and how revolutionaries had to hide from Batista’s police and simultaneously manage to integrate their times organizing insurrection with family and love life. . . . Stout used creatively her access to the official archives in Havana, discovering letters to and from Celia, memos from Fidel and notes that fill in details in the life of this remarkable revolutionary.… | more |