New Left Review, Volume 322 (July - August 2014)
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The New Left Review is a bimonthly political magazine covering world politics, economy, and culture. It was established in 1960. In 2003, the magazine ranked 12th by impact factor on a list of the top 20 political science journals in the world. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 1.485, ranking it 25th out of 157 journals in the category "Political Science"and 10th out of 92 journals in the category "Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary".
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A 160-page journal published every two months from London, New Left Review analyses world politics, the global economy, state powers and protest movements; contemporary social theory, history and philosophy; cinema, literature, heterodox art and aesthetics. It runs a regular book review section and carries interviews, essays, topical comments and signed editorials on political issues of the day. ‘Brief History of New Left Review’ gives an account of NLR’s political and intellectual trajectory since its launch in 1960.
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Emily Morris: Unexpected Cuba
Alone among the ex-Comecon countries, Cuba has forged a distinctive path since 1991—not transition to capitalism but careful adjustment to external change, safeguarding its gains in social provision and national sovereignty. Emily Morris challenges the view that Havana will have to embrace the market and submit to foreign capital if it is to survive.
Marco d'Eramo: UNESCOcide
From Venice to Edinburgh, Porto to Rhodes, San Gimignano to Luang Prabang—the World Heritage label as vital tool for the global tourist industry, but death sentence for the hurly-burly of real urban life.
Gleb Pavlovsky: Putin's World Outlook
Former Kremlin advisor and election manager offers a unique account of the Russian leader’s ideological formation and worldview. A Soviet-realist analysis of the failings of the USSR and the actual motivations of the capitalist states.
Kevin Pask: Mosaics of American Nationalism
Annealed through expansionism after the Civil War, could America’s sectional divisions re-emerge if the empire falters? Kevin Pask explores the changing parameters—closing frontiers, rising Sunbelt—of the nationalism that dares not speak its name.
Jean-Paul Sartre: Marxism and Subjectivity
Transcript of Sartre’s 1961 Lecture at the Istituto Gramsci in Rome, previously unpublished in English. A sustained philosophical riposte to Lukács’s History and Class Consciousness and argument for a concept of subjectivity as process, vividly illustrated in concrete situations.
Fredric Jameson: Sartre's Actuality
Reflections on the occasion of the Rome Lecture and on its themes. Dialectic of the inside and the outside, the surprising role of non-knowledge in subjectivity—and new technologies and labour processes as experiential grounds for transformation in class consciousness.
Wolfgang Streeck on Peter Mair, Ruling the Void. Diagnosis of Western democracy’s hollowing in the final work of a political-science master.
Michael Christofferson on Christophe Prochasson, François Furet. A former colleague supplies 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 man in Tokyo.
Hung Ho-Fung on Leo Panitch & Sam Gindin, The Making of Global Capitalism. Canada provides the model for America’s frictionless rise to global supremacy.
that a large republic better contained the inflammation of popular resentments, which might be aggravated in a smaller polity.36 Kennan repeatedly returned to the more classically republican formulation: big states lead to worse—monarchical—government; and the us was one of the biggest. The final product of this line of thinking was his proposal in a late book, Around the Cragged Hill, that the United States be decentralized into twelve constituent republics, including the city-states of New
is in the response itself that we can apprehend what subjectivity is. Subjectivity is outside, in keeping with the nature of a response and, to the extent that it is constituted as an object, with the nature of the object. Forms of adaptation To develop this idea at greater length, let us first consider a medical case: the response of someone suffering from hemianopia, half-blindness. This case is interesting to us because, although it undoubtedly relates sartre: Subjectivity 99 to a
dalliance with Bolshevism. By the late 1980s he had largely succeeded in this goal, and was duly crowned by the media as ‘king’ of the Revolution’s bicentennial year. Naturally, political developments—the Mitterrand government discarding any talk of a ‘rupture with capitalism’ and the collapse of the Soviet bloc—had a much greater role in determining France’s ideological trajectory than the work of any individual thinker. Yet Furet deserves as much credit as anyone for the move of French
was he closest? If he was not an adversary of the Revolution, what was his actual position towards it? Prochasson does not answer these questions as clearly as he could have. Like a good trial lawyer, Prochasson has developed a rhetorical strategy to make his case. Although he was a colleague of Furet’s at the ehess, he presents himself as hardly having met him and as having been initially unsympathetic towards his work, before changing his mind after ‘systematic study’. Readers are implicitly
statedominated economy, real-wage inequality actually narrowed, because those at the highest end of the scale who could afford imported and black-market goods faced sharply rising prices, while for those on the lowest wages or state benefits, who could only afford the basic fixed-price goods, the cost of living initially remained relative stable. However, the peso’s decline created a growing gulf between those with access to hard currency and those dependent on peso earnings. People working in