The Jew Who Built An Anti-Nazi Resistance In Hitler’s Army
Martin Monath (1913-1944) was a German Jewish Trotskyist, a member of the Fourth International, and the editor of German-language socialist paper Arbeiter und Soldat (Worker and Soldier), who in 1943 began organizing resistance cells within the Nazi army. A new work by Nathaniel Flakin, Martin Monath: A Jewish Resistance Fighter Among Nazi Soldiers, out this month from Pluto Press, uses archival materials to piece together his fascinating story. This is an interview with its author.
Left VoiceOctober 13, 2019
Naomi Klein Wants Us to Be “On Fire”—But With What Kind of Strategy?
On Tuesday evening, author Naomi Klein presented her new book in the Great Hall of Cooper Union in New York City. To fight the fires of climate change, she wants all of us to be "on fire." Her books makes “The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal.” But what kind of strategy is she proposing to beat the corporations and governments responsible for the catastrophe?
Nathaniel FlakinSeptember 23, 2019
Socialists Need Organizations, Even if They’re Small
"From Little Things Big Things Grow": Mick Armstrong of the organization Socialist Alternative in Australia has written a book about strategies for building revolutionary organizations. A former member of the ISO reviews it and investigates the debates about the "micro-sect."
Steve LeighAugust 30, 2019
Bhaskar Sunkara’s “Socialist Manifesto”: Dreaming of Sweden
Following in the footsteps of Marx and Engels, the founding editor of Jacobin has released a manifesto about how to reach socialism. But instead of a bold vision for the future, this book offers borrowed nostalgia for the unremembered 1970s.
Nathaniel FlakinMay 29, 2019