Jeff Jackson

A life in the struggle: Bob Cox (1944-2014)

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Bob Cox

Bob Cox was an organic intellectual who used his technical skills to aid the struggle for a better world. Jeff Jackson collects together the memories of Bob's friends, family and comrades.

“One must require from each one the duty which each one can perform. Accepted authority rests first of all on reason” — The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Bob Cox, who died on 25 November after a protracted fight with cancer, was a longstanding member of the Socialist Workers Party. Along with his many years of consistent activity as a revolutionary socialist in the workplace and community, he was a major contributor to Socialist Review’s web presence in the early days of the internet, creating a website indexing the magazine.

Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains

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My mother calls me up again to speak to me of suicide.
Another young man in the west has committed his suicide.
She tells me that I knew him in my teenage years
before I left home instead of killing myself
But I don’t remember him atall.

Over the past 40 years Ireland has been transformed by its integration into the world economy via its membership of the European Union.

ReNew Marxist Art History

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This volume of essays was initially conceived as a collection of contributions and articles (or "Festschrift" to give such a work its proper name) in honour of the Marxist professor, writer and historian Andrew Hemingway to mark his retirement from the Department of History of Art at University College London.

But the editors developed a second objective, that is to provide a snapshot of the current state of "an art history that can be considered Marxist".
The book provides a lucid and important statement about where and how the discipline stands today.


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