Socialist Review issue

January 2002 #259

What will he target next?

News

The year opened with the world looking a much more unstable place than 12 months ago. It is embroiled in war, threatened with deep recession, and...

by Javier Carles

Javier Carles reports from the streets of Argentina.

Capita to process TV licence fees - Harry Potter and Coca Cola - Big increase in US military spending

by Peter Morgan

Protests, strikes and demonstrations by Argentina's workers against cuts and austerity forced the appointment of the fifth president in two weeks...

by Solomon Hughes

Alan Milburn's plan to hand NHS patients to Bupa adds a new intensity to Labour's privatisation plans. However, his party's other market-driven...

Features

Feature
Peter Morgan

Can we rely on press reports of the war in Afghanistan?

Feature
Mike Haynes

The world's only superpower combines military strength with economic and political weakness.

Feature
Anne Alexander

Yasser Arafat faces considerable opposition from erstwhile supporters.

Feature
Paul Foot

Spontaneous activity is not enough - we need collective organisation.

Feature
Hassan Mahamdallie

Race in Britain

Feature
Mike Gonzalez

What is "Britishness"?

Feature
Leo Zeilig, Femi Aborisade

Interview with Nigerian socialist Femi Aborisade

Feature
John Parrington

John Parrington examines the controversy over the cloning of human embryos.

Feature
China Miéville

Fantasy writer China Miéville looks at the ideas and work of JRR Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings.

Feature
David McNeill

The history and myths behind Japan's imperial dynasty

Opinion

Columnists
by The Walrus

The collapse of Enron has shone the torch into a cellar full of crimes.

Columnists
by Chris Harman

Why has the anti-war movement in France has not matched others?

Columnists
by Pat Stack

Labour's chair is an old acquaintance of Pat Stack who recalls fond memories

Letters

by Angelo Simioli

I've just read the discussion between Luca Casarini and Alex Callinicos on war and state repression (December SR).

by Rob Ferguson

The discussion between Luca Casarini and Alex Callinicos was fascinating both for the wide areas where Luca and Alex agreed as well as where they disagreed.

by Jonathan Farley

Shortly after the 'Guardian' published my essay on why blacks should fight against the war, someone e-mailed me.

by Hoang Gia Phan

The student anti-war movement continues to build here [in Berkeley, California, USA].

by Simon Jones Memorial Campaign

We would not be human if we were not disappointed that James Martell and Euromin had been found not guilty of Simon Jones's manslaughter.

Reviews

Books
by Sam Ashman

Review of 'Spaces of Capital', David Harvey, Edinburgh University Press £16.99

Books
by Chris Harman

Review of 'Marx and Engels: Collected Works Volume 48', Lawrence and Wishart £45

Books
by Peter Morgan

Review of 'Rogue State', William Blum, Zed Books £15.95

Books
by Paul McGarr

Review of 'What is History?', E H Carr, Palgrave £9.99

Books
by Sasha Simic

Review of 'Made in Indonesia', Dan La Botz, South End Press £12.99

Books
by Hassan Mahamdallie

Review of 'A New World Order', Caryl Phillips, Secker & Warburg £17.99

Books
by Naina Kent

Review of 'Reflections', Edward W Said, Granta £20

Books
by Keith Flett

Review of 'Dictionary of Labour Biography', ed. Greg Rosen, Politicos £30

Film
by Nigel Davey

Review of 'Mulholland Drive', director David Lynch

Film
by Nick Grant

Review of 'Monsoon Wedding', director Mira Nair

Theatre
by Judy Cox

Review of "No Man's Land" by Harold Pinter, Lyttleton Theatre, London

TV / DVD
by Julie Bundy

Review of 'Dark Days', director Marc Singer

Art / Exhibitions
by Mike Gonzalez

Review of Rachel Whiteread Exhibition

Art / Exhibitions
by Carmel Brown

Review of Tracy Emin's exhibition 'Telling Tales' at the Tate Gallery, Liverpool