Workers' Liberty 8, October 1987

Sean Matgamna's second reply on "Perdition"

As always, Tony Greenstein doesn't debate the issue in dispute. He worries around the edges of it, quibbling over secondary details and evading the questions he is supposed to be dealing with.

Reviews from Workers' Liberty 8, October 1987

Author

AWL

A collection of book and essay reviews from October 1987. Titles and Authors:

'If Voting Changed Anything, They'd Abolish It', Ken Livingstone

'Terrible Beauty: a life of Constance Markievicz', Diana Norman

'Prison Letters of Constance Markievicz' ed. Esther Roper

'The Profit System: The Economics of Capitalism', Francis Green; Bob Sutcliffe

'A Social History of Housing 1815-1985', John Burnett

'An Introduction to the Philosophy of Marxism, Part One', R S Bhagavan

'Red Petrograd', Steve Smith

Rosa Luxemburg on Britain

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AWL

'Reform and Revolution' is one of Rosa Luxemburg's best-known works, her major contribution to the debate between Marxists and 'revisionists' at the turn of the century in Germany. In this previously untranslated article, which is effect an appendix to 'Reform and Revolution', she takes issue with the praise of old-style British trade unionism by the leading German revisionist Eduard Bernstein. Bernstein had lived in Britain for some years, and based many of his ideas on the experience of the British labour movement at the end of the 19th century...

Poland: A Polish Petrograd

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AWL

Zbigniew Kowalewski, a former leader of the left-wing in Solidarnosc, describes how Solidarnosc fought for workers' control in Lodz in 1980-1. This is an abridged translation of a chapter from his book, 'Rendez-nous nos usines'.

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Big screen blues: What's wrong with movies?

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AWL

If most films made in the West today are bad, it's becuase they are made to a formula. The formula is simple - big name stars, exotic locations, a hit song to promote the film, simple stories, directors who have clocked up a number of hits, and massive advertising campaigns. These days the stories don't even have to be new, we're in the age of sequelitis...

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