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Issue #100

Spring 2016

100 Issues of the ISR



Editorial: 100 issues of the ISR 

First reflections on our experience with Syriza
Antonis Davanellos

Black awakening in Obama’s America
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

The roots of the Black Panther Party 
Interview with Donna Murch

W. E. B. Du Bois, Black agency and the slaves’ Civil War 
Brian Kelly

Lenin and Bukharin on imperialism
Phil Gasper

The asymmetric world order:
Interimperial rivalry in the twenty-first century
Ashley Smith

Borderland socialists and the evolution
of Bolshevism on national liberation
Eric Blanc

Classics of Marxism: Towards a revolutionary socialist party 
Duncan Hallas

Books reviewed...

Jessie Muldoon reviews Marxism and the Oppression of Women: Toward a Unitary Theory by Lise Vogel • Clifford D. Conner reviews How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival by David Kaiser • Ashley Smith reviews How the West Came to Rule: The Geopolitical Origins of Capitalism by Alexander Anievas and Kerem Nisancioglu • Ian Birchall reviews Trotsky and the Problem of Soviet Bureaucracy by Thomas M. Twiss • Helen Redmond reviews No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal • Geoff Bailey reviews We Cannot Escape History: States and Revolutions by Neil Davidson • Paul Heideman reviews Un-American: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Century of World Revolution  by Bill V. Mullen