Our favourite Miliband | Red Pepper

Our favourite Miliband | Red Pepper. Our favourite Miliband Hilary Wainwright reveals which Miliband caught her fancy August 2010   I’d better come clean. For some time now I’ve been a closet Milibandite. No, not the renegade Westminster branch of the tendency. It was the late Ralph Miliband, father of current Labour leadership contenders David and … More Our favourite Miliband | Red Pepper

Recovering the Centrality of Class

by Ellen Meiksins Wood Originally published in Solidiarity WHEN E.P. THOMPSON’S The Making of the English Working Class came out in 1963, there still existed a vibrant anti-capitalist culture on the intellectual left, which flourished with a special vigor among the British Marxist historians, a remarkable group to which Thompson belonged. Within little more than a … More Recovering the Centrality of Class

The Making of Global Capitalism

The Making of Global Capitalism A groundbreaking account of America’s role in global capitalism By Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin The all-encompassing embrace of world capitalism at the beginning of the twenty-first century was generally attributed to the superiority of competitive markets. Globalization had appeared to be the natural outcome of this unstoppable process. But … More The Making of Global Capitalism

The Fiscal Crisis of the State Revisited

Forty years ago, James O’Connor published The Fiscal Crisis of the State. It was a timely intervention seeking to explain the collapse of the postwar consensus characterized by an extended period of economic growth, wage gains by workers and modest inflation. This period of economic growth (which today is often erroneously considered to be the … More The Fiscal Crisis of the State Revisited