Robert Paul Wolff (UMass): The Future of Socialism. From Mediations, Sarah Brouillette (Carleton): Creative Labor; Mathias Nilges (UIC): Marxism and Form Now; a review of From Marxism to Post Marxism? by Goran Therborn; and a review of Valences of the Dialectic by Fredric Jameson. What is intended here is an attempt to foreground the relationship between loss and revolutionary politics by exploring how loss can be perceived, articulated and (re)defined within the Marxist paradigm. Here are the online lectures that make up David Harvey’s new book, A Companion to Marx’s Capital. From Monthly Review, John Bellamy Foster on Istvan Meszaros, pathfinder of socialism. A review of The New Spirit of Capitalism by Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello. Michael Perelman on his Manufacturing Discontent: The Trap of Individualism in Corporate Society. From the fiftieth anniversary issue of New Left Review, an editorial by Susan Watkins; and founding editor Stuart Hall on the life and times of the first New Left. Stefan Collini on New Left Review at 50: "Can a left intellectual project hope to thrive in the absence of a political movement?" Fifty years after Greensboro, whatever happened to the American Left? For the generation that came of age intellectually in the 1970s and 80s, Staughton Lynd’s Intellectual Origins of American Radicalism (1968) was one of those tattered Vintage paperback (number V-488 to be precise) you came across browsing in used bookstores. An interview with Susan Neiman: “Progressives never know what to do in power”. It's defeatist nonsense to talk of a crisis of leftwing thinking: Progressives have been vindicated — the public are far ahead, and to the left, of government on the reforms we need. Joseph Cassara writes to his incredibly active leftist friend.

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