Book Review - The Assassination of Julius Caesar, By Michael Parenti

Michael Parenti’s new people’s history of Ancient Rome is both timely and relevant. Written in his usual popular and accessible style, this book will make available to a wide working-class audience an easily understandable and reliable portrait of Rome.

Book Review - The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Bill O’Reilly, by Peter Hart

No one can trust what Bill O’Reilly says. Some television viewers who have seen him consider him to have been more believable at his previous job with another sensationalist program, Inside Edition – one of the very first tabloid 'news' programs.

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Book Review Essay - Spain Betrayed, by Ronald Radosh

I first met author Ronald Radosh nearly 30 years ago at a convention of historians when he was supposedly on the left. It was a meeting I would come to regret. My dissertation was soon to be published as a book, and Radosh began denouncing it.

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Book Review - The Twilight of Equality? by Lisa Duggan

The US, as a model competition state in Philip Cerny’s memorable phrase, does constitute an appropriate case for a thorough study of the neoliberal agenda enshrined after the deliberate disintegration of welfarism beginning in the 1970s.

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Book Review - The Halliburton Agenda, by Dan Briody

Another sub-title for this book could well be 'a study in state monopoly capitalism.' The previous book of the author focused on the Carlyle Group, the spectacularly well-heeled firm that includes a veritable rogues’ gallery of crooked politicians and businessmen.

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Book Review - Unions, Radicals, and Democratic Presidents

In Unions, Radicals, and Democratic Presidents, labor historian Martin Halpern presents a series of insightful essays analyzing the modern labor movement’s relationship with both its left-wing and with Democratic administrations.