Wednesday, April 30, 2008

This time tomorrow, this will be last month's Socialist Standard

April 2008 Socialist Standard


  • Don't Vote For What You Don't Want
  • Regular Columns

  • Pathfinders Home is where the attack is . . .
  • Cooking the Books #1 What's China's game?
  • Cooking the Books #2 That's capitalism
  • Material World Selecting a US President: the invisible primaries
  • Pieces Together Land of the Free?
  • Greasy Pole Blair's a Catholic - it's official. But who cares?
  • 50 Years Ago Another Economic Blizzard?
  • Main Articles

  • If I Were A Rich Man . . . A look at Warren Buffett, revealed by Forbes magazine last month to be the world’s richest man.
  • Who Cares? The US presidential election circus passes, people continue to suffer even in the US.
  • Manufacturing Britishness Getting school leavers to swear allegiance to the Queen, what’s it all about?
  • What is the public's opinion? In the vicious world of capitalist competition, opinion polling finds a vital and profitable niche not for the laudable purpose of discerning or complying with the public interest but with the manipulation of public opinion in the interest of profit.
  • Kosovo: Open For Business Kosovo became an independent state in February and was immediately recognised by the US and most European countries. We look at one of the reasons why.
  • Simon the Sociobiologist Cartoon strip
  • Letters, Book Reviews, Theatre Reviews & Meetings

  • Letters to the Editor: 'CND's Weaknesses'; 'Back to basics'; 'Police Strikes'
  • Book Reviews: '2050 Vision. How can the UK play its part in avoiding dangerous climate change?' by Matthew Lockwood and Jenny Bird with Raquel Alvarez; 'The World Bank – A Critical Primer' by Eric Toussaint; 'Making A Killing' by Bob Torres
  • Theatre Review: Ben Elton's Popcorn
  • Socialist Party Meetings: Manchester, Swansea, Central London, Glasgow, West London, Birmingham
  • Voice From The Back

  • Reformism Fails Again; Capitalism And Euphemism; Jobs For The Boys ; A Ray Of Hope; Another Ray Of Hope
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