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Alex Callinicos


US is trying to slow down China’s rise

US is trying to slow down China’s rise 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

The White House can’t trump socialism 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

Liberals do not have any answers to crisis 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

Fight antisemitism, not Corbyn’s Labour 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?

What’s behind the US attack on Syria? 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

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.

Historical Materialism conference: Debating radical ideas for change

16 December 2006
The state of the radical left in Europe is quite contradictory. If one just looked at the visible state of political organisation in some countries one could get quite depressed.

Republicans face voters’ rebellion in US midterm elections

04 November 2006
There is a real chance that the Democrats will win both Houses of Congress in the US mid-term elections on Tuesday of next week. This would reverse the historic defeat they suffered in 1994 at the hands of Newt Gingrich’s "Republican revolution".

Who won in Afghanistan?

26 January 2002
SOME OF the gloss is coming off the glorious victory the United States and Britain are supposed to have won in Afghanistan. This is largely because of the prisoners of Guantanamo Bay. Liberals who supported the war are discovering that defending civilisation means humiliating captives, imprisoning them in cages and denying them a fair trial. But doubts are also growing about the war itself.

World sinks into slump

10 November 2001
Gordon Brown's speech to the Confederation of British Industry last Sunday attracted media attention because it hinted that Brown was more hostile to Britain joining the euro than Tony Blair. This latest move in a tediously long-running saga that obsesses the chattering classes diverted attention from a much more interesting question-what happened to "no more boom and bust"?

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