Europe

History | 06.09.16

Bourgeois Fisticuffs

In 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

History | 04.09.17

The Radical Experiment Crushed by Stalin

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.

Zed | 21.09.16

Spring/Summer 2017

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.

Europe | 20.08.15

What Future for Yanis Varoufakis?

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

Paul Mason: Explaining Yanis Varoufakis

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 Lifts the Lid on Negotiating with the Troika

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

Occupy, Resist, Produce!

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

V for Varoufakis: Yanis in his Own Words

‘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

Middle East | 09.01.15

Islamism – A Eurocentric Position?

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

Africa | 20.12.13

The Zed Christmas List

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!