Books published by Monthly Review Pr

Karl Marx and the Birth of Modern Society

Monthly Review Press | July 2, 2019 | 464 pages
For over a century, Karl Marx’s critique of capitalism has been a crucial resource for social movements. Now, recent economic crises have made it imperative for us to comprehend and actualize Marx’s ideas. But without a knowledge of Karl Marx’s life as he lived it, neither Marx nor his works... More Info

Big Farms Make Big Flu

Monthly Review Press | June 1, 2016 | 400 pages
Thanks to breakthroughs in production and food science, agribusiness has been able to devise new ways to grow more food and get it more places more quickly. There is no shortage of news items on hundreds of thousands of hybrid poultry – each animal genetically identical to the next – packed... More Info


Monthly Review Press | January 1, 2010 | 240 pages
Since its first publication twenty years ago, Eurocentrism has become a classic of radical thought. Written by one of the world's foremost political economists, this original and provocative essay takes on one of the great "ideological deformations" of our time: Eurocentrism.  More Info

Cuba, the Media, and the Challenge of Impartiality

Monthly Review Press | December 19, 2014 | 160 pages
In this concise and detailed work, Salim Lamrani addresses questions of media concentration and corporate bias by examining a perennially controversial topic: Cuba. Lamrani argues that the tiny island nation is forced to contend not only with economic isolation and a U.S. blockade, but with... More Info

Labor in the Global Digital Economy

Monthly Review Press | December 5, 2014 | 240 pages
For every person who reads this text on the printed page, many more will read it on a computer screen or mobile device. It’s a situation that we increasingly take for granted in our digital era, and while it is indicative of the novelty of twenty-first-century capitalism, it is also the key to... More Info

The Ecological Rift

Monthly Review Press | October 1, 2010 | 544 pages
Humanity in the twenty-first century is facing what might be described as its ultimate environmental catastrophe: the destruction of the climate that has nurtured human civilization and with it the basis of life on earth as we know it. All ecosystems on the planet are now in decline. Enormous rifts... More Info

Faces of Latin America

Monthly Review Press | November 1, 2012 | 290 pages
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Wisconsin Uprising

Monthly Review Pr | March 1, 2012 | 288 pages
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Labor and monopoly capital

Monthly Review Pr | January 1, 1998 | 338 pages
This widely acclaimed book, first published in 1974, was a classic from its first day in print.  More Info

Open veins of Latin America

Monthly Review Pr | August 18, 1997 | 317 pages
[In this book, the author's] analysis of the effects and causes of capitalist underdevelopment in Latin America present [an] account of... Latin American history. [The author] shows how foreign companies reaped huge profits through their operations in Latin America. He explains the politics of the... More Info

Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti

Monthly Review Press | August 1, 2012 | 375 pages
In this path-breaking book, Jeb Sprague investigates the dangerous world of right-wing paramilitarism in Haiti and its role in undermining the democratic aspirations of the Haitian people. Sprague focuses on the period beginning in 1990 with the rise of Haiti's first democratically elected... More Info

The Devil's Milk

Monthly Review Pr | February 1, 2011 | 416 pages
"A wonderfully fascinating social history of rubber's terrors (including slavery and Nazi extermination camps) and pleasures (condoms, among others).  More Info

An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx's Capital

Monthly Review Press | June 1, 2012 | 240 pages
The global economic crisis and recession that began in 2008 had at least one unexpected outcome: a surge in sales of Karl Marx'sCapital. Although mainstream economists and commentators once dismissed Marx's work as outmoded and flawed, some are begrudgingly acknowledging an analysis that sees... More Info

Mexico's Revolution Then and Now

Monthly Review Pr | October 1, 2010 | 160 pages
Written to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the first predominantly anti-capitalist revolution in the world, Mexico's Revolution Then and Nowis the perfect introductory text and one that will also sharpen the understanding of seasoned observers.  More Info

Capital Accumulation and Women's Labor in Asian Economies

Monthly Review Press | May 1, 2012 | 401 pages
The global impact of Asian production of the wage goods consumed in North America and Europe is only now being recognized, and is far from being understood. Asian women, most only recently urbanized and in the waged work force, are at the center of a process of intensive labor for minimal wages... More Info

The Politics of Genocide

Monthly Review Pr | April 1, 2010 | 159 pages
"In this brilliant expose of great power's lethal industry of lies, Edward Herman and David Peterson defend the right of us all to a truthful historical memory."-JOHN PILGER, journalist and filmmaker "Why so much talk in recent years about 'genocide' as a major threat? Perhaps because, while... More Info

Cocaine, Death Squads, and the War on Terror

Monthly Review Press | November 1, 2011 | 272 pages
Since the late 1990s, the United States has funneled billions of dollars in aid to Colombia, ostensibly to combat the illicit drug trade and State Department-designated terrorist groups. The result has been a spiral of violence that continues to take lives and destabilize Colombian society. This... More Info

Put to work

Monthly Review Pr | November 30, 2009 | 136 pages
With unemployment surging to record levels and the economy in freefall, experts are looking to the Great Depression for lessonsin stimulating job creation. Then, as now, the system was unableto provide the jobs and financial support desperately needed by millions of people. But thenin the 1930sthe... More Info

Social Structure and Forms of Consciousness, Volume 1

Monthly Review Pr | February 1, 2010 | 463 pages
This new work (the first in a two-volume series) by the leading Marxian philosopher of our day is a milestone in human self-understanding. It focuses on the location where action emerges from freedom and necessity, thefoundation of all social science. Today, as never before, the investigation of... More Info

Nobody called me Charlie

Monthly Review Pr | January 1, 2010 | 379 pages
In the 1940s, at the height of segregation, Charles Preston became the unlikely newest worker at a black owned-and-operated newspaper. Preston, a white man and, unbeknownst to most of his colleagues, a member of the Communist Party, quickly came face to face with issues of race and injustice that... More Info

The taming of the American crowd

Monthly Review Pr | December 31, 2009 | 272 pages
The history of the United States has been largely shaped, for better or for worse, by the actions of large groups of people. Rioters on a village green, shoppers lurching about a labyrinthine mall, slaves packed into the dark hold of a ship, strikers assembling outside the factory gates, all have... More Info

Naked imperialism

Monthly Review Pr | August 18, 2019 | 192 pages
During the Cold War years, mainstream commentators were quick to dismiss the idea that the United States was an imperialist power. Even when U.S. interventions led to the overthrow of popular governments, as in Iran, Guatemala, or the Congo, or wholesale war, as in Vietnam, this fiction remained... More Info

The Unlikely Secret Agent

Monthly Review Pr | March 1, 2012 | 192 pages
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The law of worldwide value

Monthly Review Pr | December 1, 2010 | 160 pages
In his new extensively revised and expanded edition of this book, originally published as The Law of Value and Historical Materialism, Samir Amin suggests new approaches to Marxian analysis of the crisis of the late capitalist system of generalized, financialized, and globalized oligopolies... More Info

The Endless Crisis

Monthly Review Press | September 1, 2012 | 227 pages
Presents an analysis of economic conditions, exploring the underlying causes of the economic crisis, the impact of monopoly finance capital, and the operations of capitalism.  More Info

Revolutionary doctors

Monthly Review Pr | May 1, 2011 | 256 pages
"Revolutionary Doctors gives readers a first-hand account of Venezuela's innovative and inspiring program of community healthcare, designed to serve--and largely carried out by--the poor themselves. Drawing on long-term participant observations as well as in-depth research, Brouwer tells the story... More Info

Social Structure and Forms of Consciousness: The dialectic of structure and history

Monthly Review Pr | March 1, 2011 | 509 pages
In The Dialectic of Structure and History, Volume Twoof Social Structure and Forms of Consciousness, István Mészáros brings the comprehension of our condition and the possibility of emancipatory social action beyond the highest point reached to date. Building on the indicatory flashes of... More Info

Monopoly Capital: An Essay on the American Economic and Social Order

Monthly Review Press | August 18, 1966 | 401 pages

The ecological revolution

Monthly Review Pr | August 18, 2019 | 328 pages
Since the atomic bomb made its first appearance on the world stage in 1945, it has been clear that we possess the power to destroy our own planet. What nuclear weapons made possible, global environmental crisis, marked especially by global warming, has now made inevitable--if business as usual... More Info