Tony Phillips

Moor to the Point

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Review of 'Marx's Capital', Ben Fine and Alfredo Saad-Filho, Pluto £9.99

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, we were told that the end of history had arrived and that neoliberalism had triumphed. A decade later the boasts of our rulers look premature to say the least. Capitalism has shown itself unable to provide even the basic necessities of life for the majority of the world's population.

Biological Warfare

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Review of 'A Plague upon Humanity', Daniel Barenblatt, Souvenir £18.99

This book tells the horrifying and shocking story of imperial Japan's biological weapons programme during the 1930s and 1940s. An estimated 580,000 people died as a result of 'research' on live human beings and experimental use of germs as weapons of mass destruction.

Popular Front is a Warning from History

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John Shemeld, Jamie Rankin and Phil Webster argue that it was right to call for a vote for Chirac in the French presidential elections (July/August SR).

Rankin in particular dismisses the experience of the fight against fascism in the 1930s as having no relevance today. In fact applying the lessons of a period when the stakes were even higher is crucial.

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