New Left Review, Volume 322 (July - August 2014)
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The New Left Review is a bimonthly political magazine covering world politics, economy, and culture. It was established in 1960. In 2003, the magazine ranked 12th by impact factor on a list of the top 20 political science journals in the world. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 1.485, ranking it 25th out of 157 journals in the category "Political Science"and 10th out of 92 journals in the category "Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary".
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A 160-page journal published every two months from London, New Left Review analyses world politics, the global economy, state powers and protest movements; contemporary social theory, history and philosophy; cinema, literature, heterodox art and aesthetics. It runs a regular book review section and carries interviews, essays, topical comments and signed editorials on political issues of the day. ‘Brief History of New Left Review’ gives an account of NLR’s political and intellectual trajectory since its launch in 1960.
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Emily Morris: Unexpected Cuba
Alone among the ex-Comecon countries, Cuba has forged a distinctive path since 1991—not transition to capitalism but careful adjustment to external change, safeguarding its gains in social provision and national sovereignty. Emily Morris challenges the view that Havana will have to embrace the market and submit to foreign capital if it is to survive.
Marco d'Eramo: UNESCOcide
From Venice to Edinburgh, Porto to Rhodes, San Gimignano to Luang Prabang—the World Heritage label as vital tool for the global tourist industry, but death sentence for the hurly-burly of real urban life.
Gleb Pavlovsky: Putin's World Outlook
Former Kremlin advisor and election manager offers a unique account of the Russian leader’s ideological formation and worldview. A Soviet-realist analysis of the failings of the USSR and the actual motivations of the capitalist states.
Kevin Pask: Mosaics of American Nationalism
Annealed through expansionism after the Civil War, could America’s sectional divisions re-emerge if the empire falters? Kevin Pask explores the changing parameters—closing frontiers, rising Sunbelt—of the nationalism that dares not speak its name.
Jean-Paul Sartre: Marxism and Subjectivity
Transcript of Sartre’s 1961 Lecture at the Istituto Gramsci in Rome, previously unpublished in English. A sustained philosophical riposte to Lukács’s History and Class Consciousness and argument for a concept of subjectivity as process, vividly illustrated in concrete situations.
Fredric Jameson: Sartre's Actuality
Reflections on the occasion of the Rome Lecture and on its themes. Dialectic of the inside and the outside, the surprising role of non-knowledge in subjectivity—and new technologies and labour processes as experiential grounds for transformation in class consciousness.
Wolfgang Streeck on Peter Mair, Ruling the Void. Diagnosis of Western democracy’s hollowing in the final work of a political-science master.
Michael Christofferson on Christophe Prochasson, François Furet. A former colleague supplies the case for the defence.
Kristin Surak on David Pilling, Bending Adversity. Hopes for a Thatcherized Japan in Fukushima’s wake from the FT’s man in Tokyo.
Hung Ho-Fung on Leo Panitch & Sam Gindin, The Making of Global Capitalism. Canada provides the model for America’s frictionless rise to global supremacy.
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group led by Yevgeny Primakov and Yuri Luzhkov told Yeltsin directly that if he didn’t hand them power voluntarily he should expect the fate of Nicolae Ceaus‚escu. So, a ‘managed democracy’? Yes, we are talking about managed democracy, but maybe you in the West have forgotten that this concept was widespread in the 1950s in European countries where there had been fascism. In Germany, for example, there was the same idea: Germans have a tendency to totalitarianism so they must not be allowed near
behaviour; he does what he does only because he does not understand the situation. This 100 nlr 88 alteration, which happens suddenly and without his knowledge, offers us a better understanding of what subjectivity is. First, we grasp that we can apprehend subjectivity only using objective elements, which seem to us either to go beyond normal adaptation or to fall short of it. In reality, we understand that something has happened to the hemianopic— whom we then recognize as such—only once he
decide that the anarcho-syndicalists were not the men required? On the contrary, it is because they were aware of their strength, their courage and their worth, because they established unions and specific forms of struggle, that other forms of struggle could emerge in the era when specialized workers appeared. In the course of struggle, the subjective moment, as a way of being inside the objective moment, is absolutely indispensable to the dialectical development of social life and the
The rebirth of ideological purity in the United States has taken place mainly on the right, in the Republican Party, with Democrats basically remaining in a centrist position, which further deepens the divide between the two parties—hence the term ‘asymmetric polarization’. But why should one party in effect prevent itself from building a national majority, for the sake of more authentically representing a narrow core constituency? It is here that interest groups come in, especially those of