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  • December 2016 (Volume 68, Number 7) December 1, 2016
    buy this issue In October 2016, the Sveriges Riksbank (Swedish Central Bank) Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel—commonly but incorrectly called the Nobel Prize in Economics—was awarded to two European-born, U.S.-based economists, Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström, for their work on contracts related to executive pay. Hart and Holmström were lauded for […]
    The Editors
  • Marx as a Food Theorist December 1, 2016
    Food has become a core contradiction of contemporary capitalism. Discussions of the economics and sociology of food and food regimes seem to be everywhere today, with some of the most important contributions made by Marxian theorists. Amid plentiful food production, hunger remains a chronic problem, and food security is now a pressing concern for many […]
    John Bellamy Foster
  • The Rhetoric and Reality of the Trans-Pacific Partnership December 1, 2016
    This article will be made available online on December 5th. Since announcing its foreign policy “pivot to Asia” shortly after the election of Barack Obama, the United States has made extensive use of its institutional and discursive power to encourage denationalization among developing countries whose economies chiefly rely on manufacturing and trade—part of its global […]
    Sit Tsui
  • Vietnam and the Sixties December 1, 2016
    This article will be made available online on December 12th. In early 1970, Vice President Spiro Agnew had this to say about the so-called ’60s Generation: “As for these deserters, malcontents, radicals, incendiaries, the civil and the uncivil disobedients among our youth, SDS, PLP, Weathermen I and Weathermen II, the revolutionary action movement, the Black […]
    W. D. Ehrhart
  • Lessons from the Vietnam War December 1, 2016
    This article will be made available online on December 12th. The Vietnam War was an example of imperial aggression.… Imperialism ultimately enriches the home country’s dominant class. The process involves “unspeakable repression and state terror,” and must rely repeatedly “upon armed coercion and repression.” The ultimate aim of modern U.S. imperialism is “to make the […]
    John Marciano
  • Empire of Bases December 1, 2016
    This article will be made available online on December 19th. David Vine, Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World (New York: Metropolitan, 2015), 418 pages, $35.00, hardcover. The United States maintains about 800 military installations around the world, and the number is growing, despite partial withdrawals of troops from Iraq […]
    Zoltán Grossman
  • Her Revolution, Her Life December 1, 2016
    This article will be made available online on December 26th. Margaret Randall, Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led by Transgression (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015), 248 pages, $23.95, paperback. In the early 1950s, Haydée Santamaría Cuadrado moved from a rural Cuban sugar plantation to Havana, to live with her younger brother Abel. Together, they […]
    Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt
  • November 2016 (Volume 68, Number 6) November 1, 2016
    buy this issue U.S. presidential elections, if nothing else, throw considerable light on the ideology and imperatives of the system. This is particularly the case with respect to imperialism, where one sees signs of a declining and increasingly desperate U.S. empire. Hillary Clinton has been calling for a no-fly zone in Syria (which would include […]
    The Editors
  • Measuring Global Inequality November 1, 2016
    It is by now well known that significant and growing economic inequality is a central feature of the U.S. economy, as previous articles in Monthly Review have shown. However, the same is also the case for much of the rest of the world. Inequality arises in other countries for reasons similar to those in the […]
    Michael D. Yates
  • Revolutionary Biology November 1, 2016
    Next year will mark the eightieth anniversary of the Battle of Jarama.… In February 1937, eleven thousand Republicans…fought and died defending Madrid against Francisco Franco’s fascist incursion. At this point in Spain’s Civil War, the country was split evenly between west and east by rebel Nationalist and Republican forces. An earlier direct assault on Madrid […]
    Rob Wallace