History and politics that focus on possibilities for major social rupture miss the daily realities of class and place - the everyday conditions of social change.
Marking thirty years since the end of the miners' strike of 1984/5, NLP's Tom Mills reviews two collections looking back on the iconic dispute.
A growing body of work is challenging inequality. But what is to be done?
Justin McGuirk’s latest book chronicles important innovations in Latin American urbanism, but is ultimately limited by a lack of faith in the urban working class to challenge neoliberalism.
Israel has gone on the rampage in Gaza three times in six years. Norman Finkelstein's latest book is a devastating assault on the myths that make the massacres possible.
In the mid-1970s a socialist bloc at the heart of the government proposed a radical response to economic and environmental crises, elements of which are now back in vogue.
Selina Todd's new book is a passionate account of the gains made by the working class in the 20th century, how they were lost and why we should fight for them again.
Norman Finkelstein's acerbic demolition job, 'Old Wine, Broken Bottle: Ari Shavit's Promised Land', reviewed.
An astute and aggressive class traitor, who knew precisely how to rile his ex-classmates, Labour Chancellor Hugh Dalton was the Tories’ worst nightmare.
Peter Mair’s final book is a sure guide to our enfeebled ‘voodoo politics,’ in a world where raw economic power reigns unchallenged