The intellectual movement of the 17th and 18th century that became known as the Enlightenment helped a new class to come to power in Europe. Neil Davidson asks why the more advanced civilisations...
Viren Swami explains why understanding the human condition requires something more than a theory of genetics.
There has been an explosion of riots and community uprisings across South Africa for more than 18 months.
Protests against the Danish cartoons, which were specifically designed to engender anti-Muslim hatred, have been taking place in Pakistan since the end of January.
The corruption scandals that engulfed President Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva and his Workers' Party (PT) government reached their height in 2005, and coincided with a crisis on the Brazilian left...
The victory of the Islamist organisation Hamas in the Palestinian parliamentary elections in January has been greeted with varying degrees of hysteria by Western governments and media.
There's more radicalism in Nashville than you might think.
Under neo-liberalism women are only 'liberated' as long as it means equal rights of exploitation and being commodities for the market.
Halting climate change requires a change more fundamental than a series of lifestyle choices.
Anyone entering the Selfridges store in London for their new year sale in January may have wondered if the store wasn't doing its best to put off potential customers.
Chris Harman and Rory Hearne's articles (SR, February) highlight some of the contradictions in the Venezuelan process....
We were very disappointed with your article on gay liberation in the Middle East (SR, February), which opened...
I looked forward to my first copy of SR.
Well done comrades, the new magazine is excellent.
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Courtney Pine spoke to Martin Smith about how the battle against prejudice has been a backdrop to his musical career, and about his new album, Resistance...
We should not let the legacy of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland be rewritten and repackaged by right wing historians.
Review of 'The Revenge Of Gaia', James Lovelock, Allen Lane £16.99
Review of 'The Last Friend', Tahar Ben Jelloun, New Press £11.99
Review of 'Redesigning Distribution', editors Bruce A Ackermann et al, Verso £17.99
Review of 'Fire Alarm', Michael Löwy, Verso £16.99
Why has there been a revival of realist conventions in modern film?
Review of 'Manderlay', director: Lars von Trier
Review of 'The Child', directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne
Review of 'Syriana', director: Stephen Gaghan
Review of 'Transamerica', director: Duncan Tucker
John Cresswell is touched by this anti-death penalty production.
Every generation has its youth movement, whether it is the psychedelic 1960s, punk in the 1970s, New Wave in the 1980s or dance music in the 1990s. Grime is a current social phenomenon in London...
Review of Dan Flavin, Hayward Gallery, London