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  1. Exposing the Bankers' Conspiracy: For a Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit

    Exposing the Bankers' Conspiracy: For a Workers Inquiry into the Bankruptcy of Detroit

    The articles in the this pamphlet expose the financial swindles behind the crisis in Detroit and the impact of plans to privatize the Detroit Institute of Arts. They review the conspiracy involving Detroit Emergency Manger Kevyn Orr, Governor Rick Snyder, US Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes, and the Jones Day law firm to drive Detroit into bankruptcy in order to slash pensions and other worker rights Learn More
  2. In Defense of Leon Trotsky (second edition)

    In Defense of Leon Trotsky (second edition)

    This work contains a devastating refutation of biographies of Trotsky published in recent years by three British historians: Ian Thatcher, Geoffrey Swain and Robert Service. Through a marshaling of facts and detailed analysis, North explains that these works continue the campaign of historical falsification against Trotsky first initiated by the Stalinist bureaucracy in the 1920s. In particular, North’s refutation of Service’s biography has, in the words of Germany historian Hermann Weber, exposed Service as a one who “deals in lies, falsifications of history, dubious references and even anti-semitic prejudices.” The significantly expanded edition contains a new foreword, four new chapters and two appendices. The additional material includes three lectures for German audiences in Berlin, Leipzig and Mainz, written as answers to apologists for Service’s biography. The fourth chapter, an essay on the 70th anniversary of the assassination of Trotsky, is a paper that was delivered at the 2010 conference of the Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. Learn More
  3. Socialism and the Fight Against Imperialist War

    Socialism and the Fight Against Imperialist War

    One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I mankind confronts the danger of a new and even greater catastrophe. This pamphlet contains statements and resolutions of the International Committee of the Fourth International, the Socialist Equality Party (US) and the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit of Germany on the question of the fight against imperialist war. These writings are essential reading for all those seeking a way to oppose the launching of a new imperialist bloodbath. Learn More
  4. The Defense of Culture and the Crisis in Detroit

    The Defense of Culture and the Crisis in Detroit

    The fight to defend the artwork at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is of the highest importance to young people and workers in Detroit, across the United States and internationally. In threatening the collection of one of the premier art museums the ruling elite is demonstrating it antagonism to everything of value in the development of human thought and culture. This pamphlet contains two important statements growing out of the fight to mobilize the working class against the sale of the DIA artworks by Detroit’s unelected emergency manager. They examine the historical background of the current crisis in the city and demonstrate that the defense of art and culture requires a struggle against a social system, capitalism, that is run entirely in the interests of a handful of very wealthy people. Learn More
  5. The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

    The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

    One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I and the Russian Revolution, none of the problems of the twentieth century—devastating wars, economic crises, social inequality, and the threat of dictatorship---have been solved. In fact, they are posed even more sharply today. David North argues against contemporary historians who maintain that the dissolution of the USSR signaled the “end of history” (Fukuyama}, or the “short twentieth century”(Hobsbawm). Disputing postmodernism’s view that all history is merely subjective “narrative,” North insists that a thorough materialist knowledge of history is vital for humanity’s survival in the twenty-first century. Learn More
  6. The Sky Between the Leaves: Film Reviews, Essays and Interviews 1992 - 2012

    The Sky Between the Leaves: Film Reviews, Essays and Interviews 1992 - 2012

    A unique collection of of film reviews, essays on film and interviews with directors and film critics by WSWS Art and Culture Editor David Walsh spanning the 20 years from 1992-2012. The film reviews contained in this volume cover a wide spectrum—from James Cameron’s Titanic and Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ to the award-winning A Separation by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi and films of emerging Chinese directors. Several essays discuss the work of talented and principled artists of the 1930s and 40s who sought to bring a sense of humanity to their work. Walsh details the fate of many who fell victim to the anti-communist McCarthyite witch-hunts of the 1950s. A recurring theme in these writings is the profound effect this historical period has had on Hollywood filmmaking in the ensuing years. Walsh consistently returns to the crisis of contemporary filmmaking and the inability, or unwillingness, of so many of today’s directors to see the world as it is and feel compelled to grapple with social reality as millions experience it. Read more on the website for this work at skybetweentheleaves.com
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  7. WSWS Chronology: 1998-2013

    WSWS Chronology: 1998-2013

    This work is a print edition of the World Socialist Web Site 15 Year Anniversary essays. It is meant as a companion to the online project celebrating 15 years of continuous publication of the World Socialist Web Site. The essays contained in this new book are an indispensable introduction to those new to the World Socialist Web Site, providing an Marxist assessment of the unfolding events of the tumultuous last years of the 20th century and the first 12 years of the 21st. For those who have followed the site over the course of the past 15 years you will want the print edition as a reference for the first 15 years of the WSWS or as a way to introduce new readers to the web site. Learn More

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