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The New Left overview is a bimonthly political journal overlaying global politics, financial system, and tradition. It was once tested in 1960. In 2003, the journal ranked twelfth by means of impression issue on a listing of the head 20 political technology journals on this planet. in response to the magazine quotation studies, the magazine has a 2012 impression issue of 1.485, score it twenty fifth out of 157 journals within the type "Political Science"and tenth out of ninety two journals within the type "Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary".

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A 160-page magazine released each months from London, New Left evaluate analyses global politics, the worldwide financial system, nation powers and protest hobbies; modern social idea, historical past and philosophy; cinema, literature, heterodox artwork 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 heritage of latest Left Review’ offers an account of NLR’s political and highbrow trajectory on the grounds that its release in 1960.

The NLR on-line Archive comprises the total textual content of all articles released because 1960; the whole index will be searched by means of writer, name, topic or factor quantity. the complete NLR Index 1960-2010 comes in print and will be bought the following. Subscribers to the print version get unfastened entry to the complete on-line archive; or 3 articles from each one new factor can be found loose on-line. if you want to sign up for NLR, you could benefit from precise deals by way of subscribing on-line, or touch the Subscriptions Director below.

NLR is usually released in Spanish, and chosen articles are available Greek, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Turkish.

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Emily Morris: unforeseen Cuba

Alone one of the ex-Comecon nations, Cuba has solid a particular course for the reason that 1991—not transition to capitalism yet cautious adjustment to exterior switch, safeguarding its earnings in social provision and nationwide sovereignty. Emily Morris demanding situations the view that Havana must embody the marketplace and undergo overseas capital whether it is to survive.

Marco d'Eramo: UNESCOcide

From Venice to Edinburgh, Porto to Rhodes, San Gimignano to Luang Prabang—the international background label as very important device for the worldwide vacationer undefined, yet demise sentence for the hurly-burly of actual city life.

Gleb Pavlovsky: Putin's global Outlook

Former Kremlin consultant and election supervisor bargains a different account of the Russian leader’s ideological formation and worldview. A Soviet-realist research of the flaws of the USSR and the particular motivations of the capitalist states.

Kevin Pask: Mosaics of yank Nationalism

Annealed via expansionism after the Civil conflict, may possibly America’s sectional divisions re-emerge if the empire falters? Kevin Pask explores the altering parameters—closing frontiers, emerging Sunbelt—of the nationalism that dares now not converse its name.

Jean-Paul Sartre: Marxism and Subjectivity

Transcript of Sartre’s 1961 Lecture on the Istituto Gramsci in Rome, formerly unpublished in English. A sustained philosophical riposte to Lukács’s historical past and sophistication awareness and argument for an idea of subjectivity as technique, vividly illustrated in concrete situations.

Fredric Jameson: Sartre's Actuality

Reflections at the get together of the Rome Lecture and on its issues. Dialectic of the interior and the surface, the wonderful function of non-knowledge in subjectivity—and new applied sciences and labour tactics as experiential grounds for transformation at school consciousness.

Wolfgang Streeck on Peter Mair, Ruling the Void. prognosis of Western democracy’s hollowing within the ultimate paintings of a political-science master.

Michael Christofferson on Christophe Prochasson, François Furet. A former colleague offers the case for the defence.

Kristin Surak on David Pilling, Bending Adversity. Hopes for a Thatcherized Japan in Fukushima’s wake from the FT’s guy in Tokyo.

Hung Ho-Fung on Leo Panitch & Sam Gindin, The Making of world Capitalism. Canada presents the version for America’s frictionless upward thrust to worldwide supremacy.

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Thus the city is segmented into districts—‘tourist’, financial, commercial, residential, industrial—that never intersect or overlap (you will never find a bar in a North American residential suburb). The problem with zoning is that cities arose for exactly the opposite purpose: as places of interconnection and articulation between diverse human activities. unesco’s well-intentioned urbicide is a further step in what has already been accomplished through mono-functionality. Detroit has gone under but Chicago has survived because, while Motor City was mono-occupational, totally dependent on the automobile industry, Windy City has a mix: agriculture, foodprocessing, chemical and steel industries, finance and culture, several university and research institutions.

Putin’s idea is that we should be bigger and better capitalists than the capitalists, and be more consolidated as a state: there should be maximum oneness of state and business. A two-party system like in the us? Wonderful, we’ll have that too. Putin worked for many years to make that happen. Although he admits he has not been successful, I think that’s still what he wants, although he realizes it’s a much greater task than he imagined. But politics should be in parties. The current set-up is not a one-party system, there is no analogy with the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

An alternative? Raúl Castro’s second and final presidential term will end by 2018 at the latest. By 2016, when the five-year process of ‘updating’ under the current Guidelines comes to an end, the aim is for the economy to have a broader productive base and a larger private sector, while retaining universal health, education and welfare provision. To achieve this, the rate of investment will need to rise. Given Cuba’s success in cultivating official relations with new partners, including China, Brazil and Russia, the aspiration to increase the flow of foreign investment seems feasible.

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