New Left Review, Volume 321 (May - June 2014)

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The New Left evaluate is a bimonthly political journal overlaying international politics, financial system, and tradition. It was once proven in 1960. In 2003, the journal ranked twelfth by means of impression issue on an inventory of the head 20 political technological know-how journals on the earth. in accordance with the magazine quotation stories, the magazine has a 2012 impression issue of 1.485, rating it twenty fifth out of 157 journals within the classification "Political Science"and tenth out of ninety two journals within the classification "Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary".

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A 160-page magazine released each months from London, New Left evaluation analyses international politics, the worldwide economic system, nation powers and protest activities; modern social conception, historical past and philosophy; cinema, literature, heterodox artwork and aesthetics. It runs a standard ebook assessment part and incorporates interviews, essays, topical reviews and signed editorials on political problems with the day. ‘Brief historical past of latest Left Review’ offers an account of NLR’s political and highbrow trajectory on account that its release in 1960.

The NLR on-line Archive contains the entire textual content of all articles released when you consider that 1960; the entire index may be searched by way of writer, name, topic or factor quantity. the entire NLR Index 1960-2010 comes in print and will be bought the following. Subscribers to the print version get loose entry to the whole on-line archive; or 3 articles from each one new factor can be found loose on-line. if you want to sign up for NLR, you could reap the benefits of distinct deals by means of subscribing on-line, or touch the Subscriptions Director below.

NLR is additionally released in Spanish, and chosen articles come in Greek, Italian, Korean, Portuguese and Turkish.

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Volodymyr Ishchenko: Ukraine's Fractures

Antecedents and aftershocks of the Maidan protests. A Ukrainian sociologist discusses the riven political and ideological panorama laid naked by means of the autumn of Yanukovych, and the tensions being stoked within the country’s east via Russian interference and Kiev’s ongoing army assault.

Wolfgang Streeck: How Will Capitalism End?

Its challengers it sounds as if vanquished, the most hazard to capitalism might now come from issues that lurk in the process itself. Wolfgang Streeck diagnoses its challenge signs, from continual stagnation to worldwide anarchy, and asks what lies in shop as they multiply.

Aminata Traoré, Boubacar Boris Diop: African Impostures

Exchanges among West African intellectuals amidst the most recent French incursion within the quarter, this time on Malian soil. The recurrent delusions of humanitarian conflict, and endured submission of neighborhood elites to Paris.

Sean Starrs: The Chimera of world Convergence

Has the increase of the BRICs weakened the West’s grip on center sectors of the area financial system? Sean Starrs weighs impressions of Western decline opposed to the empirical proof, discovering considerable symptoms of putting up with US and eu company power.

José Emilio Burucúa, Nicolás Kwiatkowski: The Absent Double

What photos come up while illustration reaches its limits? cultural historians discover the emergence considering that classical antiquity of a sequence of visible units for depicting massacres: from looking scenes and martyrdoms to infernos and Doppelgänger.

Sven Lütticken: Cultural Revolution

Mutations of an premature thought, in a interval while capitalism has arrogated to itself the ability of radical transformation. From Debord and Marcuse to the modern paintings international, when it comes to punk rock and hip hop.

Francis Mulhern on Rob Colls, George Orwell: English insurgent. The protean cult of Eric Blair reveals its newest iteration.

Robin Blackburn on Richard Huzzey, Freedom Burning. Victorian Britain’s anti-slavery campaign as partner of imperial expansion.

Barry Schwabsky on Jacques Rancière, Aisthesis. Episodes from a historical past of contemporary paintings, from Winckelmann to Mallarmé to Vertov.

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How most likely was once this situation within the first position? I’m not certain he used to be ever going to invade jap Ukraine. The Russian military regiments massed at the border have been most likely positioned there to dissuade Kiev from any try and take Crimea again militarily, and mainly to maintain the strain up and destabilize the placement. What Putin relatively wishes is a devoted govt in Kiev, or not less than person who won't subscribe to nato or make the other anti-Russian strikes. He has no curiosity ishchenko: Ukraine 29 in soaking up the Donbass into Russia—for something, those parts rely on kingdom subsidies for the mining industries, and for one more, there are actually those armed teams and a well-liked mobilization with large expectancies of the Russian nation. frequently humans used to talk of export­ ing revolution, yet right here there’s a hazard of uploading it. Putin’s in a difficult place regionally too: humans in Russia have been looking ahead to him to interfere, so now he's stressed from public opinion there. He could seem to be enjoying his hand inconsistently or unevenly, however it particularly displays the complexity of his place. on the finish of may possibly there looked to be a flip in Donetsk, with extra evidently Russian armed teams taking on the insurgent executive. was once this maybe a covert test through Putin to get a grip at the scenario? I don’t imagine Putin controls those humans. He does keep an eye on the Russian military devices close to the border, various of that have now been moved again. however the separatists are carrying on with to struggle in Sloviansk, Donetsk, Krasny Liman and different parts, and it doesn’t look as though they are going to be sur­ rendering any time quickly. On 25 may well, in the course of the ‘anti-terrorist operation’, a presidential election was once held in Ukraine, and received through Petro Poroshenko. let us know first approximately Poroshenko himself. he's a billionaire, the 6th richest individual in Ukraine in response to the Forbes checklist. He owns the Roshen confectionery enterprise, for that reason his nick­ identify, the ‘Chocolate King’; although he additionally owns different pursuits, just like the television station Channel five. Politically he’s an all-purpose opportunist: he used to be initially in a pro-Kuchma celebration within the overdue Nineties, and used to be then one of many founders of the occasion of areas. After that he shaped his personal get together, the cohesion celebration, and subsidized Yushchenko in 2004—in truth, he was once one of many top figures within the Orange Revolution. Later he used to be head of the nationwide financial institution and international minister, after which served within the Yanukovych executive as alternate minister. yet probably the most important fac­ tor in his acceptance at the present time is that he supported the Maidan, and was once one of many politicians who seemed most often at the degree in Independence sq.. The reputable result of the elections appeared to point out a landslide—Poroshenko secured a first-round victory with fifty five according to cent of the vote, whereas Tymoshenko, 30 nlr 87 his nearest rival, polled lower than thirteen consistent with cent. yet possibly there have been broad local adaptations in the back of this photo of unanimity? definite, there have been very important geographical alterations. however the first outstanding factor is the general turnout—it used to be the bottom in a presidential elec­ tion considering that Ukrainian independence.

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