Michael Moore said "barring success", Stupid White Men, (reviewed in the
socialist, issue 254), would be his last book. But last year when George
W Bush was supposedly so popular, it was the leading non-fiction book
bought and read by Americans. So he’s written Dude, Where’s My Country?
THE BOOMS of the 1980s and 1990s were both driven by frenzied
international financial speculation. They have left deep problems for
capitalism, and now form a massive barrier to a new, sustained economic
upswing in the world economy.
ON A bright June day in Liverpool in 1977, hundreds of trade unionists
and socialists took part in a march to rally at the final resting place
of Robert Noonan - known more popularly as Robert Tressell, author of
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.
In 1903, sociologist, scholar, and historian W.E.B. Dubois (1868-1963)
wrote his book The Souls of Black Folk, which would make a vital
contribution to the struggle of African Americans in the post-Civil War
and Reconstruction era.
DUBLIN HAS the odious task of hosting the World Economic Forum (WEF)
from 19 - 20 October. The WEF, which is a representative "think tank"
for the top thousand multinational corporations in the world, plans to
hold a summit on "European Competitiveness".
ERIC ARTHUR Blair, better known under his pseudonym George Orwell, was
born in Motihari, India 100 years ago this month, his father being a
lower-ranking colonial administrator in the days of the British Raj.
THE WORLDWIDE CAPITALIST ideological offensive of the 1990s, in the wake
of the collapse of Stalinism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union,
meant that for most of that decade the workers’ movement was on the