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Alex Callinicos


Is EU singing from Hamilton songbook?

Is EU singing from Hamilton songbook? Alexander Hamilton, one of the brilliant group of “founding fathers” of the United States and its first finance minister, was once remembered mainly because he was killed in a duel by vice president Aaron Burr in 1804.

Science advice is shaped by politics

Science advice is shaped by politics The latest bombshell to explode in the government’s face has hit its claim to base its policy for the Covid-19 pandemic on “the science” or “the evidence”

Will US hegemony survive pandemic?

Will US hegemony survive pandemic? Donald Trump's decision to withdraw United States funding for the World Health Organisation symbolises how the coronavirus pandemic has been dominated by national responses to what is a global problem. 

Lockdown policies hit the Global South

Lockdown policies hit the Global South There’s an old cliche about the economy falling off a cliff. This time it really has, all over the world.

Spending smears are a sign of the storm ahead

Spending smears are a sign of the storm ahead No general election would be complete without the Tories denouncing Labour for its irresponsible fiscal plans. The classic example was the 1992 campaign, when John Major’s team first warned against “Labour’s Tax Bombshell”, soon to be followed by “Labour’s Double Whammy—1. More Taxes, 2. Higher Prices.”

Pound zig-zags are due to Europe crisis

Pound zig-zags are  due to Europe crisis The pound rose on the foreign exchange markets last week after Boris Johnson became the new prime minister. Alex Callinicos looks at why.

The deep roots of the neoliberal crisis

23 July 2019
The crisis of the neoliberal order accelerates by the week.

Banks propped up by states a decade on

05 February 2019
The 2007-8 financial crash continues to overshadow the world economy. The big economic news last week was the decision of the US central bank, the Federal Reserve Board (Fed), not to increase interest rates.

US is trying to slow down China’s rise

13 November 2018
Donald Trump has been blundering around Europe again, picking fights as he goes. But the relationship that really matters is between the US and China.

The White House can’t trump socialism

30 October 2018
The Trump administration is full of surprises. The White House’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) has just published a 72-page report called, “The Opportunity Costs of Socialism.”

Liberals do not have any answers to crisis

18 September 2018
Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, it’s a matter of controversy whether the global economic crisis it helped to precipitate is over.

Fight antisemitism, not Corbyn’s Labour

24 July 2018
If you want to make sense of the row about Jeremy Corbyn and antisemitism you have above all to understand that it has nothing to do with antisemitism.

What’s behind the US attack on Syria?

11 April 2017
Donald Trump ordered an airstrike on a Syrian airbase last week and already the establishment is praising the president's "leadership" writes Alex Callinicos

Struggles in China pay off everywhere

14 March 2017
Alex Callinicos writes on globalisation and how we can learn from struggles and victories around the world such as in China

Donald Trump and big business - greed collides with fear for top bosses

07 February 2017
It's a cliche that markets are driven by fear and greed. The same is true of the attitude of big business in the US towards Donald Trump.

Obama must take his share of blame

17 January 2017
Barack Obama departs the US presidency amid a cloud of praise and nostalgia.

Divisions over grammar schools show splits in the Tory Party

13 September 2016
As the weeks go by, we are beginning to get a picture of what kind of prime minister Theresa May will be.

Ukraine crisis and the two imperialisms

02 September 2014
The Ukraine crisis is a paradoxical situation—a conflict between two imperial powers, both of which see themselves as acting defensively, writes Alex Callinicos

Why Karl Marx remains relevant - Deciphering Capital by Alex Callinicos

08 July 2014
Alex Callinicos’s new book Deciphering Capital argues that Karl Marx’s main work is still vital to understand how to change the world, writes Mark L Thomas

Building unity against the cuts

10 August 2010
AS THE summer wears on, more and more people’s minds are concentrating on the Conservative-Liberal coalition’s programme of cuts.

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