Saturday, February 10, 2007

February 2007 Socialist Standard

The February Socialist Standard can also be viewed as a PDF here.


  • Blair is Right!
  • Regular Columns

  • Pathfinders Junk Shopping
  • Cooking the Books #1 The Poverty Line
  • Cooking the Books #2 International Non-Cooperation
  • Greasy Pole The Trouble With Kelly
  • 50 Years Ago Macmillan Must Go!
  • Main Articles

  • Racists Can't Define Race Race is a completely unscientific concept, as is shown by the fact that racists have been unable to define what a race is other than in completely arbitrary ways.
  • Terrorism: means to a dead end Terrorism is now associated with Islamic extremists, but in the early 1970s there were terrorist groups on the "far-left." We look at the half-baked "socialist" notions from the New Left that these terrorists took.
  • Patents: Capitalism versus Technological Advance The technological dynamism of capitalism is undeniable. But the functioning of capitalism also means the shelving of many useful inventions.
  • The Money Trick It was probably a rich person who devised the saying, "Money can't buy happiness". But there is more truth in the cynical retort that at least it allows you to be miserable in comfort.
  • Beyond Sectarianism David Ervine, Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for a loyalist area of East Belfast, who died in January, saw that working class Protestants and Catholics had both been conned.
  • Reviews, Letters & Meetings

  • Book Reviews Worlds Apart: Measuring International and Global Inequality by Branko Milanovic; Zapata of Mexico by Peter E. Newell; The Communist Club by Keith Scholey; Kennington Park by Stefan Szczelkun
  • Letters to the Editors 'Naked bonobos?' & 'But What Can I Do?'
  • Meetings London, Manchester & Birmingham.
  • Voice From The Back

  • Is This The Way In Amarillo?; Viva Las Vegas?; Post Xmas Blues; New York, New York; The Insecure Society; Priorities
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