Raymond Williams was a Marxist whose politics were deeply anchored in radical working-class and internationalist traditions. Recent postcolonial critics have accused him of ignoring the realities of empire. Examining his body of work shows this is wrong.
The Federal Reserve is now perpetually rescuing the American economy. Even when it had to change the formula during the COVID pandemic, its class loyalties were clear: intervene for the benefit of big capital.
Britain’s foremost Marxist critic, Terry Eagleton, accounts for the intellectual achievements, as well as the ideological and critical limitations, of a formative strand of British literary humanism.
An alternative, powerful new account of the Constitution foregrounds democratic politics as a constraint on capital and its forms of domination. Understanding the nature of this domination is essential for overcoming the oligarchical dangers the book bemoans.
Automation is an ideology that obscures the grim reality of how businesses reshape workplaces — but power and politics play a key role in determining the degradation or dignity of work. The real challenge is to turn every job into a dignified job.
The Winston Churchill myth industry ignores the historical record. The man remembered for World War II leadership was an imperialist, a racist, and above all else committed to upholding class hierarchy.
Can a Westminster insider explain the Labour Party’s loss of working-class voters and the collapse of the red wall? Jeremy Corbyn presented a historic opportunity that was missed, and a deep structural shift in British politics must be reckoned with.
A view warped by capitalism dooms the world to more inequality. Oxford geography professor Danny Dorling argues that growing dissatisfaction with capitalism breeds new hope.
American altruism and the spread of democracy are World War II myths that are endlessly renewed to justify American military power abroad. A new liberal account reveals their contested nature — while obscuring the material basis of American imperialism.
A leading expert on Saudi Arabia examines US-Saudi relations in the context of the petrodollar economy and conveys their disastrous political effects on the region and beyond from Nixon to Reagan — a story of convergence and occasional rifts with dramatic global consequences.