On the 150th anniversary of the publication of Marx’s Capital, Tom O’Lincoln explains why “the Bible of the working class” is about much more than economics.
It was June 1964 in San Francisco. Republicans were streaming into town. They were to meet at the aptly named Cow Palace.
Tom O’Lincoln gives an overview of Australia’s imperialist history, and explains why governments have been so keen to send the military to overseas conflicts, in extracts from his recently released book, The neighbour from hell: two centuries of Australian imperialism.
Shocking revelations seem easy to get a hold of these days.
Reviewing my chapter on Australia in a recently released book, Fighting on all fronts: popular resistance in the Second World War, Jeff Sparrow cites my statement that “the great majority of Australians would endorse the war effort on the simple grounds that a Japanese invasion must be avoided”.
Old fears die hard. In May, US secretary of state John Kerry expressed alarm that the Islamic State was “trying to brainwash” Western youth.