Mary E. Marcy: Internationalist Socialist, Journalist and Children’s Poet

Mary E. Marcy (1877-1922) was an outstanding member of the left wing of the pre-war Socialist Party of America. She was on the editorial staff of the International Socialist Review and was closely associated with the small but influential left current led by her co-thinker, publisher Charles H. Kerr. Her array of interests was extremely […]

Richard Greeman on “The Dark Side of Modern France”

American expatriate and Victor Serge translator Richard Greeman has an excellent article (“Europe at a Dark Crossroads“) on France in the Hollande administration in the current issue of New Politics. This piece is particularly strong on anti-Roma and anti-Arab racism in France, as well as on the stark absence of evidence of international solidarity—in either […]

Ken Knabb on the Rise and Fall of the Occupy Movement

Criticism &c. recommends Ken Knabb’s recent retrospective analysis of the significance of the Occupy movement (“Looking Back on Occupy“), originally composed for a French audience. Knabb has very little criticism to offer of the movement. In our opinion, the chief weakness of his analysis is revealed by his response to this question, “Would you agree […]

Oliver Stone’s Mythic Man: Henry A. Wallace

Film director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick have produced a cable television documentary series and book—The Untold History of the United States—which packages Stone’s left liberal and small-bourgeois populist interpretation of the twentieth century into some serious infotainment. Stone passes for an incisive crititc of U.S. politics only because of the extremely narrow spectrum […]

Raya Dunayevskaya on Khrushchev and the Russian Bureaucrats

The Marxists Internet Archive has made available a 1956 analysis of post-Stalin Russia (“Where Is Russia Going?“) by Raya Dunayevskaya. This unsigned piece appeared in the March 30, 1956 issue of News & Letters, the same issue which carried a column by Dunayevskaya on the 20th congress of the Communist Party, at which Khrushchev delivered […]

Cover Added to Scanned News & Letters Pamphlet on Middle East

The HathiTrust Digital Library has added the previously missing cover to the 1969 News & Letters pamphlet “Two Articles on New Emerging Forces.” This publication contains two texts by Raya Dunayevskaya, “The Arab-Israeli Collision, the World Powers and the Struggle for the Minds of Men,” on the 1967 war and “U.S. and Russia Enter Middle […]

Ernst Bloch Section Added to Marxists Internet Archive

The Marxists Internet Archive has launched an Ernst Bloch section. The first text to appear there is the chapter on Marx’s Theses on Feuerbach from Vol 1 of Bloch’s The Principle of Hope. This excerpt appears to be the Plaice-Plaice-Knight translation of the entire work, which was published in Britain in 1986. A US edition of […]