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Politics and the UK Riots

by Nathaniel Mehr

Mon 15th Aug 2011
The recent civil unrest points to the failure of three decades of Thatcherite consensus, writes Nathaniel Mehr.... [read more]

Understanding Imperialism - Then As Now

by Nathaniel Mehr

Tue 15th Mar 2011
From JA Hobson's re-published classic to Doug Stokes and Sam Rafael's lucid contemporary critique, understanding imperialism is key to achieving a fairer and more sustainable world, writes Nathaniel Mehr.... [read more]

Media Ambivalence About 'Red Ed' is a Sign of the Times

by Nathaniel Mehr

Mon 4th Oct 2010
Nathaniel Mehr reflects on the media reaction to Ed Miliband's success in the Labour leadership election.... [read more]
 

Election 2010: Media Gets it Wrong ... Again

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 21st May 2010
Nathaniel Mehr considers the UK media's skewed coverage of the post-election political landscape. ... [read more]

Book of the Month: Slavoj Žižek's 'First As Tragedy, Then As Farce'

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 4th Dec 2009
This month's recommendation is a thoughtful critique of the complacency of contemporary political culture, reviewed by Nathaniel Mehr.... [read more]

Book of the Month: Alex Callinicos, Imperialism and Global Political Economy

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 11th Sep 2009
Nathaniel Mehr reviews this month's recommendation.... [read more]
 

Book of the Month: 'The Frock-Coated Communist' by Tristram Hunt

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 10th Jul 2009
Nathaniel Mehr recommends Tristram Hunt's engaging - if somewhat frustrating - biography of Freidrich Engels.... [read more]

Book review: 'The New Latin American Left'

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 3rd Jul 2009
Nathaniel Mehr reviews an insightful edited collection on the new left in Latin America.... [read more]

Book Review: Judith Butler, 'Frames of War'

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 12th Jun 2009
Nathaniel Mehr reviews Judith Butler's thought-provoking examination of the ways in which identity and culture are manipulated in the interests of imperialism.... [read more]
 

Remembering the Indonesian Killings

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 5th Jun 2009
The Indonesian massacres of 1965-66 rank among the biggest mass murders of the 20th Century. Looking back on this tragic episode, Nathaniel Mehr asked Noam Chomsky for his observations on the significance of US and British support for the massacre. ... [read more]

Is the New Statesman Committing Suicide?

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 24th Apr 2009
Examining a particularly unfortunate case of appalling journalism, Nathaniel Mehr wonders whether mainstream publications are complacent or just grossly out of touch.... [read more]

Book of the Month: "Feminism and War: Confronting US Imperialism"

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 6th Mar 2009
Nathaniel Mehr reviews this month's recommendation.... [read more]
 

US Imperialism Looks Beyond the Middle-East

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 5th Sep 2008
Nathaniel Mehr on the latest round of sabre-rattling emanating from the United States.... [read more]

Conscription Is The Antidote To Militarism And Imperialism

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 28th Mar 2008
We need to re-think the relationship between society and the military.... [read more]

Conspiracy Theories: An Irrelevant Distraction

by Nathaniel Mehr

Fri 21st Mar 2008
Nathaniel Mehr argues that conspiracy theories are irrelevant to the project of the peace movement.... [read more]