History | 06.09.16In this fascinating extract from The Duel in European History, the acclaimed historian Victor Kiernan places the duel into its proper context, with feudalism collapsing, the birth of modern capitalism, and the rise of elitism within the bourgeois order
Europe | 09.11.18
Asun Álvarez talks with the bestselling author of Snow on the Atlantic, Nacho Carretero, about drug trafficking, Galician smugglers, lawsuits and Netflix.
Culture and Media | 04.12.17
‘Charlie Hebdo’ took shape because forms of ventriloquism and projection were inevitable in a context where a tiny proportion of participants in the communicative event had any relationship with Charlie Hebdo as an actual publication.
History | 04.09.17
The Georgian Revolution, which lasted for three short years (1918-1921) before it was brutally crushed on the orders of Stalin, was a footnote to history. And not just a footnote, but a forgotten one. Here Eric Lee tells us why it matters today.
Race and Indigenous Politics | 19.10.16
“I understood very quickly that I had to grow up tough” Benjamin Zephaniah in his own words, on growing up a black boy in 1970’s Britain.
Zed | 21.09.16
Take a look at our new titles catalogue and feed your mind for Spring/Summer 2017 with books from the world’s most important alternative voices.
Culture and Media | 26.07.16
Sindre Bangstad examines the motivations of Anders Breivik within a Europe-wide context of rising Islamophobia
History | 25.07.16
Victor Kiernan presents a brief history of European engagement with other cultures in his introduction to The Lords of Humankind
Race and Indigenous Politics | 18.03.16
Benjamin Zephaniah outlines the harsh realities of learning to deal with both the cops and the fascist street gangs that plagued British cities in the ’70s and ’80s
Europe | 20.08.15
Yanis Varoufakis is in the process of becoming an important figure in Greek political life and beyond. But Yanis Varoufakis has also indubitably become a major figure for the Left which is critical of the Euro and someone who will be an important factor in the political reconfigurations which are in the offing. There are good reasons for this
Economics | 14.07.15
Since resigning from the Syriza government with the immortal words ‘I will wear the creditors loathing with pride’ Yanis Varoufakis has spoken out, detailing the hostility he faced from the EU creditors and European Central Bank. Channel 4 News Economics Editor Paul Mason provides a vital overview of the man who shook European politics and the importance of the book to debates about the future of the European and world economy
Economics | 13.07.15
Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greek Finance Minister who resigned his position last week after winning an historic national referendum on the Greek bailout bid, has spoken out in an exclusive interview with the New Statesman. In it he lays bear the tense and frustrating negotiations between the Eurogroup and Greece’s team, claiming he was repeatedly excluded from talks due to his persistent desire to “talk economics…which nobody does.”
Politics and International Relations | 22.04.15
The Maflow plant in Trezzano sul Naviglio, located on the industrial periphery of Milan, was one of the most important manufacturers of air conditioning tubes worldwide. Far from suffering consequences of the crisis and with enough clients to keep producing, Maflow closed in 2009 following fraudulent bankruptcy. The workers of the plant in Milan began a struggle to reopen the plant and keep their jobs. Watch Occupy, Resist, Produce! the film from Dario Azzellini and Oliver Ressler here
Europe | 03.03.15
‘The trouble with game theory, as I used to tell my students, is that it takes for granted the players’ motives… But in the current deliberations between our European partners and Greece’s new government, the whole point is to forge new motives.’ – Yanis Varoufakis
Africa | 06.02.15
The Greek Eurozone disaster, the slow liberation of South Sudan, Asian-African development, and many more…
Middle East | 09.01.15
In this introduction to Sayyid’s A Fundamental Fear, Hamid Dabashi argues the fictive delusion of ‘the West’ is no longer a valid or legitimate interlocutor for the post-colonial world
Europe | 11.09.14
Europe On The Brink is a vital and much-needed work, offering a heterodox economic perspective on the causes, symptoms and solutions of the biggest economic issue currently facing Europe
Economics | 19.03.14
On UK Budget Day 2014 Lorenzo Fioramonti asks “What is GDP, and how does it affect us?”
Africa | 20.12.13
In the run up to the festive period, are you looking for a present for that radical in your life? Then check out our selection of great political reads – perfect for Christmas gifts!