New Left Review, Volume 321 (May - June 2014)

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The New Left overview is a bimonthly political journal masking international politics, financial system, and tradition. It used to be tested in 1960. In 2003, the journal ranked twelfth via impression issue on a listing of the head 20 political technology journals on the earth. in line with the magazine quotation studies, the magazine has a 2012 effect issue of 1.485, rating it twenty fifth out of 157 journals within the classification "Political Science"and tenth out of ninety two journals within the class "Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary".

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A 160-page magazine released each months from London, New Left evaluate analyses international politics, the worldwide economic climate, nation powers and protest events; modern social concept, heritage and philosophy; cinema, literature, heterodox paintings and aesthetics. It runs a standard booklet evaluate part and consists of interviews, essays, topical reviews and signed editorials on political problems with the day. ‘Brief historical past of latest Left Review’ supplies an account of NLR’s political and highbrow trajectory because its release in 1960.

The NLR on-line Archive contains the whole textual content of all articles released on account that 1960; the whole index could be searched via writer, name, topic or factor quantity. the total NLR Index 1960-2010 comes in print and will be bought right here. Subscribers to the print variation get loose entry to the whole on-line archive; or 3 articles from every one new factor can be found unfastened on-line. if you want to join NLR, you could make the most of distinct bargains by way of subscribing on-line, or touch the Subscriptions Director below.

NLR is additionally released in Spanish, and chosen articles come in Greek, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Turkish.

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Volodymyr Ishchenko: Ukraine's Fractures

Antecedents and aftershocks of the Maidan protests. A Ukrainian sociologist discusses the riven political and ideological panorama laid naked by way of the autumn of Yanukovych, and the tensions being stoked within the country’s east by way of Russian interference and Kiev’s ongoing army assault.

Wolfgang Streeck: How Will Capitalism End?

Its challengers it appears vanquished, the most chance to capitalism could now come from problems that lurk in the procedure itself. Wolfgang Streeck diagnoses its predicament indicators, from continual stagnation to international anarchy, and asks what lies in shop as they multiply.

Aminata Traoré, Boubacar Boris Diop: African Impostures

Exchanges among West African intellectuals amidst the newest French incursion within the sector, this time on Malian soil. The recurrent delusions of humanitarian conflict, and endured submission of neighborhood elites to Paris.

Sean Starrs: The Chimera of worldwide Convergence

Has the increase of the BRICs weakened the West’s grip on middle sectors of the area financial system? Sean Starrs weighs impressions of Western decline opposed to the empirical facts, discovering ample symptoms of putting up with US and eu company power.

José Emilio Burucúa, Nicolás Kwiatkowski: The Absent Double

What photos come up while illustration reaches its limits? cultural historians discover the emergence due to the fact that classical antiquity of a sequence of visible units for depicting massacres: from searching scenes and martyrdoms to infernos and Doppelgänger.

Sven Lütticken: Cultural Revolution

Mutations of an premature inspiration, in a interval while capitalism has arrogated to itself the ability of radical transformation. From Debord and Marcuse to the modern paintings global, in terms of punk rock and hip hop.

Francis Mulhern on Rob Colls, George Orwell: English insurgent. The protean cult of Eric Blair unearths its most modern iteration.

Robin Blackburn on Richard Huzzey, Freedom Burning. Victorian Britain’s anti-slavery campaign as partner of imperial expansion.

Barry Schwabsky on Jacques Rancière, Aisthesis. Episodes from a historical past of recent paintings, from Winckelmann to Mallarmé to Vertov.

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It occasionally turns out to me that the problems at stake during this warfare are mentioned extra in France than they're in Africa. I don’t comprehend why our elites stay silent while a few of their French opposite numbers are talking their minds loud and transparent. except Oumar Mariko of the sadi celebration (Solidarité Africaine pour l. a. Démocratie et l’Indépendance), only a few Malian politicians have handed judgement on Operation Serval. It was once Valéry Giscard d’Estaing who first spoke in regards to the motion in France, calling it a ‘post-colonial war’. His place frustrated Michel Rocard, who declared that, to the contrary, he observed it as a ‘matter of civilization’. the previous best Minister Dominique de Villepin forever insists that ‘the warfare on terror is an absurdity’. i will merely remorse the wear as a result of los angeles pensée precise while I listen the positions followed by means of previous buddies from the alter-globalization circulate, who're completely able to approve Operation Serval considering the fact that whatever needed to be performed, that the intervening time president had requested for it and the un safety Council had given France a mandate. Samir Amin, for whom i've got loads of affection and appreciate, is between these activists who regard François Hollande’s selection as brave, in a 70 nlr 87 Europe not able to answer the Arab and African crises. the place Libya is anxious, Samir notes that the target pursued via nato used to be ‘not the security of both civilians or democracy, however the keep watch over of oil and the purchase of a tremendous army base within the country’. we'll doubtless have many possibilities to think of what distinguishes Sarkozy in Libya from Hollande in Mali. One is going crowdsurfing in Benghazi and the opposite in Timbuktu; yet in any case, a similar French flag flies over devastated towns. Saint-Louis,2 27 June 2013 My expensive Amy, No intervention by means of a good energy on international soil has ever been wel­ comed with such enthusiasm. Hollande may possibly even delight in a bit self-mockery on the rite for the Houphouët-Boigny peace prize at unesco, while he stated, ‘I begun a warfare in Mali and it has earned me a prize for peace! ’ He was once additionally visitor of honour on the Addis Ababa summit of the African Union—and not only any summit, however the one to mark fifty years of African independence. Talleyrand’s countryman absolutely felt delight on the ease with which he was once in a position to go off France’s forty-ninth mili­ tary intervention in Africa as an act of natural altruism. in the meantime many intellectuals, African or in a different way, who had by no means formerly proven a lot indulgence in the direction of Françafrique unexpectedly began applauding the French offensive opposed to the jihadists ‘with all ten hands’, to borrow an enthralling Wolof word. Serval is imposture in all its glory; its good fortune has long gone past its strategists’ wildest desires. At any fee, it has placed an finish for now to Mali’s sovereignty and relative territorial solidarity. One must be very naïve to visualize that, having taken such hassle to disencumber the North, Serval will give up the keys of the rustic and accept effusive farewells.

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