Monthly Review 2021-11-01T01:03:56-04:00 Monthly Review Archives Open Journal Systems <p>This site contains nearly all articles published in <em>Monthly Review</em> since its inception in May 1949. Current subscribers can access content free of charge. Learn more about <em>MR</em>&nbsp;<a title="Monthly Review" href="" target="_self">at the main website</a>.</p> The great indifference 2021-11-01T00:56:23-04:00 Marge Piercy <p>A new poem by Marge Piercy.</p> 2021-11-01T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Keeping the Challenges Before Us: The Reissuing of 'Reluctant Reformers' and Its Contemporary Implications 2021-11-01T00:52:04-04:00 Bill Fletcher, Jr. <p>The reissuing of <em>Reluctant Reformers</em> can inform our attempts to grapple with how the unity of the oppressed can be forged in such a way that the interests of the historically marginalized do not continue to get…well, marginalized.</p> 2021-11-01T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Disney, Salò, and Pasolini's Inconsumable Art 2021-11-01T00:49:46-04:00 Owen Schalk <p>The increasing consolidation of the modern entertainment industry by a small clique of multinational streaming giants is the next step in the "standardization of style" in mass-consumed art. The work of Pier Paolo Pasolini can help remind us of what we're missing.</p> 2021-11-01T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 The Present in History, 2021 2021-11-01T00:47:43-04:00 William K. Tabb <p>The job of socialists is to engage with public policy from a class perspective, informed by a Marxist understanding of contemporary capitalism—not to reform it, but to abolish it.</p> 2021-11-01T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 World Development under Monopoly Capitalism 2021-11-01T00:43:33-04:00 Benjamin Selwyn Dara Leyden <p>As the internationalization of monopoly capital grows, particularly through the domination of global value chains, the worldwide rate of exploitation and degree of monopoly increase as well.</p> 2021-11-01T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 The Planetary Rift 2021-11-01T00:33:57-04:00 John Bellamy Foster Haris Golemis <p>The widespread view on the left that Marx had adopted an extreme productivist view of the human domination of nature—and hence had failed to perceive the natural limits to production and ecological contradictions in general, giving them at most only marginal attention—was contradicted by his theory of the metabolic rift.</p> 2021-11-01T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Notes from the Editors, November 2021 2021-11-01T00:30:59-04:00 - Editors <div class="buynow"><a title="Back issue of Monthly Review Volume 73, Number 6 (November 2021)" href="">buy this issue</a></div> <p>There is an urgent need to transcend the deep chasm in historical materialism, extending back to the 1920s, between the Western Marxist philosophical tradition and the Marxism of the Second and Third Internationals. This division has been closely associated with so-called Western Marxism’s rejection of the dialectics of nature.</p> 2021-11-01T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Herd impunity? 2021-10-01T03:50:01-04:00 Raymond Nat Turner <p>A new poem by <em>Black Agenda Report</em> poet-in-residence Raymond Nat Turner.</p> 2021-10-01T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 The legacy 2021-10-01T03:48:00-04:00 Marge Piercy <p>A new poem by Marge Piercy.</p> 2021-10-01T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021 The Synthesizing Impulse: J. B. S. Haldane 2021-10-01T03:45:52-04:00 Helena Sheehan <p>By any standards, John Burdon Sanderson Haldane (1892–1964) was a fascinating man. An eminent scientist, prolific writer and speaker, fiery political activist, and all-round colorful character, he has been the subject of several full-length biographies and multiple biographical sketches.</p> 2021-10-01T00:00:00-04:00 Copyright (c) 2021