Monthly Review https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr <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="http://monthlyreview.org/about" target="_self">at the main website</a>.</p> en-US <p>Please see <a title="Reprint Permissions" href="https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here for reprint requests</a>.</p> archives@monthlyreview.org (Monthly Review Archives) archives@monthlyreview.org (Jamil Jonna) Mon, 01 Nov 2021 01:03:56 -0400 OJS 3.2.1.3 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 The great indifference https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6089 <p>A new poem by Marge Piercy.</p> Marge Piercy Copyright (c) 2021 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6089 Mon, 01 Nov 2021 00:00:00 -0400 Keeping the Challenges Before Us: The Reissuing of 'Reluctant Reformers' and Its Contemporary Implications https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6088 <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 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6088 Mon, 01 Nov 2021 00:00:00 -0400 Disney, Salò, and Pasolini's Inconsumable Art https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6087 <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 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6087 Mon, 01 Nov 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Present in History, 2021 https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6086 <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 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6086 Mon, 01 Nov 2021 00:00:00 -0400 World Development under Monopoly Capitalism https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6085 <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 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6085 Mon, 01 Nov 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Planetary Rift https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6084 <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 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6084 Mon, 01 Nov 2021 00:00:00 -0400 Notes from the Editors, November 2021 https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6083 <div class="buynow"><a title="Back issue of Monthly Review Volume 73, Number 6 (November 2021)" href="https://monthlyreview.org/product/mr-073-06-2021-10/">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 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6083 Mon, 01 Nov 2021 00:00:00 -0400 Herd impunity? https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6082 <p>A new poem by <em>Black Agenda Report</em> poet-in-residence Raymond Nat Turner.</p> Raymond Nat Turner Copyright (c) 2021 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6082 Fri, 01 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The legacy https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6081 <p>A new poem by Marge Piercy.</p> Marge Piercy Copyright (c) 2021 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6081 Fri, 01 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Synthesizing Impulse: J. B. S. Haldane https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6080 <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 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6080 Fri, 01 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -0400