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Race to Revolution by Gerald Horne

Ricardo Alarcón on Gerald Horne and Race to Revolution

…an important intellectual event is taking place this year in the United States. Gerald Horne, Professor of History and African American studies at the University of Houston, has just added two new texts to his long and brilliant bibliography on these subjects. Last April, New York University published The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America. And now, in late June, Monthly Review Press began distributing Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba During Slavery and Jim Crow.… | more…

Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti by Jeb Sprague

Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti reviewed in Race & Class

This comprehensive study on paramilitarism throughout Haiti’s history focuses particularly on the most recent wave of paramilitaries in the twenty-first century, concerning which it provides a fascinatingly detailed case study. Such groups of armed individuals, serving as irregular forces, in league with brutal militaries or as security militias have had no legitimate or legal status in Haiti – but have had, from the outset, enormous influence in shaping its history. As Sprague shows, throughout Latin America, both local elites and foreign governments have used such groups against the people to advance their own interests. But in Haiti, dictatorial regimes such as the Duvalierist dynasty took this to a new extreme. It is a legacy the country has suffered from ever since. … | more…

A Freedom Budget for All Americans

A Freedom Budget for All Americans reviewed in UE News

In the decades since the 1968 death of Martin Luther King, and especially since the 1983 establishment of a national holiday bearing his name, his ideas and goals and those of the movement he helped lead have been sanitized to make them non-threatening to the powers that be. King’s life, work and goals, and those goals of the millions of people who struggled alongside him, have been reduced to four words from one speech: “I have a dream.” But King and other leaders and participants of the civil rights movement of the 1960s had goals that went well beyond overturning the system of Jim Crow segregation in the South and regaining voting rights and full citizenship rights for African Americans. They wanted to transform America to bring economic justice to not only black people but to all working class and poor people.… | more…

Race to Revolution by Gerald Horne

July 26, Race to Revolution Book Talk in NYC

Join MR Press author Gerald Horne for a discussion of his new book, Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow on Saturday, July 26, 6:30PM, at Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. … | more…

Race to Revolution by Gerald Horne

NEW! Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow by Gerald Horne

The histories of Cuba and the United States are tightly intertwined and have been for at least two centuries. In Race to Revolution, historian Gerald Horne examines a critical relationship between the two countries by tracing out the typically overlooked interconnections among slavery, Jim Crow, and revolution. Slavery was central to the economic and political trajectories of Cuba and the United States, both in terms of each nation’s internal political and economic development and in the interactions between the small Caribbean island and the Colossus of the North. Horne draws a direct link between the black experiences in two very different countries and follows that connection through changing periods of resistance and revolutionary upheaval.… | more…

Race to Revolution by Gerald Horne

Gerald Horne interviewed on Democracy Now!

Gerald Horne is the author of Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba During Slavery and Jim Crow, new from Monthly Review Press. He was interviewed on Democracy Now! discussing this and another new book, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America.… | more…

Global Imperialism and the Great Crisis by Ernesto Screpanti

"Capitalism Towards an Uncertain Future": An Interview with Ernesto Screpanti

Ernesto Screpanti is a professor at the University of Siena, Italy, where he teaches on the Economics of Globalization and the Theory of Justice. He is considered a leading theorist in the ‘rethinking Marxism’ research program. His recent publications include The Fundamental Institutions of Capitalism (Routledge 2001), Libertarian Communism: Marx, Engels, and the Political Economy of Freedom (Palgrave Macmillan 2007), and Global Imperialism and the Great Crisis: The Uncertain Future of Capitalism (Monthly Review Press 2014). This interview, originally published in Chinese Social Science Today (n. 597, May 19, 2014), tries to briefly bring to light some of the most innovative of Screpanti’s views on Capitalism.… | more…

Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution, Vol I: State and Bureaucracy by Hal Draper

35% Off June Book of the Month! Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution, Vol I: State and Bureaucracy by Hal Draper

Few works occupy such an important place in the Monthly Review Press catalog as Hal Draper’s magisterial, five-volume series Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution. Volume I, which examines Marx’s attitude toward democracy, the state, intellectuals as revolutionaries, and much, much more, was first published to great acclaim in 1977. We’re pleased to offer Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution, Vol I: State and Bureaucracy as our June Book of the Month. Use the coupon code DRAPER14 for a 35% discount at checkout.… | more…

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