book reviews

Whatever happened to Dear old Lenin?

I read a book by Lenin and I made some notes. The emphasis in the quotes are mine.

Drei Kleine Schriften über Marx - Karl Kautsky

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Kautsky reviews three short books on Marx:
Max Beer, Karl Marx, Eine Monographie. Berlin, Verlag für Sozialwissenschaft 1918. 108 S.
Hermann Müller, Karl Marx und die Gewerkschaften. Ebenda 1918. 106 S.
Robert Wilbrandt, Karl Marx. Versuch einer Einführung. ('"Natur und Geisteswelt" 621). Leipzig, Teubner 1918. 135 S.

Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman, annotated and introduced by Jessica Moran and Barry Pateman [Book review]

Review of the annotated and expanded edition of Berkman's classic Prison Memoirs, which came out in 2017.

In what words speak? - Norbert Guterman

Seven books on Nazi atrocities. Reviewed in Commentary magazine, July 1946.

The ordeal in France - Norbert Guterman

Norbert Guterman

Four books on occupied France. Reviewed in Commentary magazine, October 1948.

Review: 1% Free - MaximumRockNRoll political columnist's sci-fi novel

1% Free

A review of a science fiction novel by political writer and MaximumRockNRoll columnist G.A. Matiasz.

Left of the Left: my memories of Sam Dolgoff [Book review]

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Sam Dolgoff was an American anarchist and wobbly (member of the Industrial Workers of the World). He’s an important figure, active for almost seven decades (including ones where anarchism was supposed to have ‘died out’!)

Flowers for the rebels who failed: Rebellion in Patagonia by Osvaldo Bayer [Book Review]

In Rebellion in Patagonia Osvaldo Bayer rescued this tragedy from historical oblivion. ‘The 1921 massacre of the rural workers of Patagonia is no longer a taboo subject, mentioned as if it were but a legend.’ (p467) Patagonia, in the far south of Argentina, dominated by the livestock runs of large landowners, is a long way from Buenos Aires. It may be a long way from where you are, but this is a story that resonates.