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The Destruction of ‘Colonial Remnants’ in Ukraine

The Destruction of ‘Colonial Remnants’ in Ukraine

One should not belittle Ukrainian achievements. Its media is relatively free, and its elections are generally fair, in contrast to those of Russia and Belarus.

Ukraine and Russia: Rewriting Histories

Ukraine and Russia: Rewriting Histories

As Ukraine tries to eradicate vestiges of Communist influence, the programme has taken on a distinctly anti-Russian hue that will clearly have an impact on bilateral relations.

Review – A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution

Review – A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution

Drawing on exceptionally rare collections, Cushion’s revealing study is the first to place working people at the center of a political project forged in their name.

Review – Marx’s Concept of The Alternative to Capitalism

Review – Marx’s Concept of The Alternative to Capitalism

An unusually clear and fertile book which demonstrates that, contrary to popular and scholarly opinion, Marx did have a coherent concept of the postcapitalist future.

Islam, National Identity and Choices of Faith in the Post-Communist Balkans

Islam, National Identity and Choices of Faith in the Post-Communist Balkans

In the prevailing nationalist discourse any discoveries of faith raise the suspicion of a religious obscurantism, extra-territorial allegiances, or threats of terrorism.

Review – Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba

Review – Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba

An astute and thoughtful take on Cuban responses to the “special period”, this title offers tantalizing material for comparison as Cuba confronts yet another transition.

Review – Communism in Pakistan: Politics and Class Activism 1947-1972

Review – Communism in Pakistan: Politics and Class Activism 1947-1972

Kamran Asdar Ali provides superb documentary evidence and a rich detailed analysis to construct a forgotten history of class struggle and political activism in Pakistan.

Review – The Sino-Soviet Alliance: An International History

Review – The Sino-Soviet Alliance: An International History

Jersild provides an excellent multidimensional analysis of the Beijing-Moscow relationship and valuable strategic insights which demarcate this book from earlier titles.

Interview – Santiago Zabala

Interview – Santiago Zabala

Professor Zabala shares his insights on the irrelevance of nationality, the continuing relevance of Marx, and explains how Hugo Chávez bears similarities to Barack Obama.

Review – Dragon in Ambush: The Art of War in the Poems of Mao Zedong

Review – Dragon in Ambush: The Art of War in the Poems of Mao Zedong

Ingalls’ translation of Mao’s poems and thought-provoking thesis have considerable merit, but readers will benefit most by approaching it with a critical eye.

Review – China’s Development: Capitalism and Empire

Review – China’s Development: Capitalism and Empire

This multidisciplinary study of China’s economic reform asserts that a unique mode of capitalism will likely emerge within the state as it gradually works to overcome the strictures of communism.

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