Monthly Review <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> Monthly Review Foundation en-US Monthly Review 0027-0520 <p>Please see <a title="Reprint Permissions" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here for reprint requests</a>.</p> The great indifference <p>A new poem by Marge Piercy.</p> Marge Piercy Copyright (c) 2021 2021-11-01 2021-11-01 62 62 10.14452/MR-073-06-2021-10_6 Keeping the Challenges Before Us: The Reissuing of 'Reluctant Reformers' and Its Contemporary Implications <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> Bill Fletcher, Jr. Copyright (c) 2021 2021-11-01 2021-11-01 55 60 10.14452/MR-073-06-2021-10_5 Disney, Salò, and Pasolini's Inconsumable Art <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> Owen Schalk Copyright (c) 2021 2021-11-01 2021-11-01 44 54 10.14452/MR-073-06-2021-10_4 The Present in History, 2021 <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> William K. Tabb Copyright (c) 2021 2021-11-01 2021-11-01 30 43 10.14452/MR-073-06-2021-10_3 World Development under Monopoly Capitalism <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> Benjamin Selwyn Dara Leyden Copyright (c) 2021 2021-11-01 2021-11-01 15 28 10.14452/MR-073-06-2021-10_2 The Planetary Rift <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> John Bellamy Foster Haris Golemis Copyright (c) 2021 2021-11-01 2021-11-01 1 14 10.14452/MR-073-06-2021-10_1 Notes from the Editors, November 2021 <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> - Editors Copyright (c) 2021 2021-11-01 2021-11-01 c2 63 10.14452/MR-073-06-2021-10_0 Herd impunity? <p>A new poem by <em>Black Agenda Report</em> poet-in-residence Raymond Nat Turner.</p> Raymond Nat Turner Copyright (c) 2021 2021-10-01 2021-10-01 61 61 10.14452/MR-073-05-2021-09_8 The legacy <p>A new poem by Marge Piercy.</p> Marge Piercy Copyright (c) 2021 2021-10-01 2021-10-01 60 60 10.14452/MR-073-05-2021-09_7 The Synthesizing Impulse: J. B. S. Haldane <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> Helena Sheehan Copyright (c) 2021 2021-10-01 2021-10-01 55 59 10.14452/MR-073-05-2021-09_6