Marxism Today January 1991

AFTER THATCHER

Following The Leader
Andrew Gamble
An extraordinary era has come to an end. What are the prospects under Major?

A Class Of Her Own
Beatrix Campbell
The Tory Party coup was dominated by gender, class and accountability

Ten More Years
Sarah Benton
Can populist-conservatism become the dominant political voice of the 90s?

Business As Usual
Charlie Leadbeater
Gordon Brown explains that Labour expects more of the same from the Tories

FEATURES

Conflict And Co-operation
Susan Strange
The new world order is being defined by the global economy

Marketing The World
Charlie Leadbeater
Despite the fall of communism, there is a mood of uncertainty in the West

DEPARTMENTS

Leader
Martin Jacques
The end of radicalism

Eye To Eye
Beatrix Campbell
Interview with Emma Nicholson

Europhile
Judy Dempsey
The Balkans face chaos and isolation

Preview
Andrew Clements
The Mozart bicentenary is in full swing

Up Front
Suzanne Moore
Margaret Thatcher and the politics of hate

Forum
Theatre; Party politics and radical name-calling

After Thatcher Reflections
Bhikhu Parekh
A balance sheet of the Thatcherite cultural revolution


Angela McRobbie, Andrew Neil, Fay Weldon and Colin MacCabe assess the impact of the Thatcher years
on British culture


Owen Kelly, Value for money

Game
GOTCHA!
Chris Granlund
A power-game for ex-prime ministers of all ages

Living
Original Sins

Andrea Stuart
It's time to give up on giving up

Books
Bleak Market
Alec Nove
The hard road for the East

Love's dubious pleasure
Suzanne Raitt

Fiction's enfants terribles
Nicholas Lezard

A bad turn for the CPGB
Malcom Rutherford

Back Page
Jeremy Paxman Worms, anarcho-minimalism and farming sheep


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Marxism Today February 1991

FEATURES

Stone, Paper, Scissors
Charles Jencks
The New World Order is based on a new model of international relations. Can it survive the Gulf?

Interview The Power To Change
David Marquand
Chris Patten outlines a new-style Toryism

The End Of The Rainbow
Anna Marie Smith
The social movements aren't always as
progressive as the Left thinks

Born Again Europe
David Marquand
The upheavals of 1989 call for a fundamental reconstruction of the European Community

Discussion Pleasure Principles
How important is fidelity in sexual relationships?

DEPARTMENTS

Leader
George Joffe
Whatever happens in the Gulf, the future of the Middle East is intractable

Eye To Eye
Beatrix Campbell
Interview with Adam Lury

Europhile
John Lloyd
Gorbachev's darkest hour

Preview
Charlotte Du Cann: Man Ray's fashion photography;
Robert Hewison Chris Orr's graphic vision

Up Front
Suzanne Moore
The private rights of the sadomasochist

Forum
Yellow fever after Thatcher; Brats and tv troughs

Romance
Andy Medhurst: Cardiac Arrest Is Valentine's Day a terrorist attack on the heart?
Chris Granlund Find out with our self-test quiz

Language
Richard Dyer
Magic Words The struggle to change the world of words

Design
Fiona Hackney
Graphic Designs
Chinese graphic design in a century of change

Experience
Ute Tischler
Staying Power Coming to terms with the process of German unification

Choice
Novel Career
A journey from fact to fiction
Words Fay Weldon

Books
Sarah Benton Mental Blocks: The progressive's dilemma;
John Bird The dark side of California dreaming

Back Page
David Blunkett Esperanto, the poll tax and bidets


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Marxism Today March 1991

GULF SPECIAL

War Of The Imagination
Mary Kaldor
How the Gulf fills the gap left by the cold war

Nations In The Thaw
The face of the new world disorder

The Grand Illusion
Michael Gilsenan
The case against the war in the Gulf

Interview
Robert Sole
The New Saladin
Maxime Rodinson on Saddam Hussein and Arab nationalism

Turbulent Peace
George Joffe, Ghada Karmi
The prospects for a postwar peace settlement in the Middle East

Playing The War Game
Sarah Benton
Why Britain likes to go to war

DEPARTMENTS

Leader
Eric Hobsbawm
The irresponsibility of the Gulf war

Eye To Eye
Jon Snow
Interview with Denis Healey

Europhile
Ian Davidson
European unity can survive the Gulf

Preview
Colm Toibin
Dublin is the 1991 European city of culture

Ian Tucker
Prize Draw win a holiday for two

Up Front
Suzanne Moore
The gulf between birth and death

Forum
Sadomasochism, civil liberties and fidelity

Myths
Kevin Robins
Modern Mirror Of Reason
The demonisation of Saddam tells us something disturbing about ourselves

Media
Dave Hill
Word Wars
Coverage of the Gulf raises questions about our gullibility

Technology
Dick Hebdige
Bombing Logic
Standing back from the virtual war

Experience
Raja Ahmed
Broken Bridges
An Iraqi in Britain watches the war from afar

Experience
Jane Taylor
No More Marching
Conscientious objection for new times

Books
Brain Wave
Geoff Mulgan
How not to drown in information,

English vices

Sue Townsend ,

Teenybopping feminism
,
Mica Nava,

Saddam'srise to power
Paul Rogers

Back Page
Marjorie Thompson A little Welsh, Beverly Hills, and determination

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Marxism Today April 1991

FEATURES

A Rosier Shade Of Grey

Will Hutton
Major shows his new colours. So what's the argument now?

Out Of The Ashes
Eric Hobsbawm
Why socialism still matters

Back To The Present
Charlotte du Cann
The substance behind the return to 60s style

A Barren Peace
George Joffe
The Gulf's troubles are far from over

The War The Left Lost
Fred Halliday
Defending the war

Prime Time War
Gerard Macdonald
America's box office hit

Back To Basics
Don Cupitt
The rise of religious fundamentalism

DEPARTMENTS
Leader
Steve Iliffe
The NHS reforms are being introduced sotto voce

Insight
David Marquand
Major is proving a difficult adversary for the Left

Eye to Eye
Beatrix Campbell
Interview with Jonathan Porritt

Viewpoint
Sarah Benton
The comedy of errors that was the poll tax

Forum
Chris Patten, the Gulf and the politics of staying in bed

Up Front
Liz Levy
Eyeing up the quality men's magazines

Music
Mark Sinker
Jazzing up
How to find your feet in the 90s hip-hype

Futures
Liz Holliday
Technovisions
Blending science with surrealism

Owen Kelly
Paper Chase
Journeys in the new dataverse

Images
John Wyver
Altered Sight
Seeing by numbers

Myths
Andrea Stuart
Notes on home culture


Rick Poyner
Designer legends American-style

Back Page
Mike Leigh Life is sweet with a hot toddy

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Marxism Today May 1991

The Future Of The Public Sector

Power To The Public
Geoff Mulgan
The 80s are dead. Reform not abolition of the public sector is the name of the game

Manifesto For The Public Sector Marxism Today's agenda for the 90s

The State After Henry
Robin Murray
Britain should make the shift to a post-Fordist state

Are You Being Served?
David Edgar
We are all customers now

Serving You Rights
Graham Mather
Dismantling the state brick by brick

Breaking Up The Blocs
Margaret Robbins
The old divide between public and private sector is breaking down

DEPARTNENTS

Leader
George Joffe
The plight of the Kurds

Insight
David Marquand
Ironing out our constitutional creases

Eye to Eye
Brian Morton
Interview with Ken Follet

Viewpoint
Sarah Benton
Party leaders dare to be dull

Forum
The Tory continental drift and hyping hypertext

Up Front
Suzanne Moore
Psychos on the rampage

Film
Philip Dodd
Real to Reel Putting the screen to the test

Society
Keith Tester
The Human Zoo: Social animals under threat

Identity
Andrea Stuart
Blonde Illusions: The great Blonde versus Brunette debate

Myths
Mike Wayne
Unreal City Cheap lives and toilet paper

Science
Gail Vines
Gene Genie Science grapples with ethics

Music
Charles Shaar Murray
Dead Groovy Notes from the dinosaurs' graveyards

Books
Eric Mottram
Poetry in Motion The struggle for black writes

Greg Kent, Lauren MilneHenderson
The underside of Europe, three women in a book

Back Page
Sandie Shaw
Birth charts, Big Brother and Buddhahood

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Marxism Today June 1991

FEATURES

Britain's Days Of Judgement
Charlie Leadbeater
Britain's second recession within a decade requires a far more radical response than is on offer from the two main parties

Germany's Morning After
Richard EvansThe sweet sensation of reunification has already turned sour

A Global Sense Of Place
Doreen Massey
Movement is making the world smaller and smaller

The Empire Strikes Back
Frank Keating
The West Indies are back to settle old scores

No Marks For Education
Andy Green
Our education system suffers from too little state, not too much

DEPARTMENTS

Leader
Will Hutton
Getting cars out of a jam

Insight
David Marquand
The pitfalls of triumphant liberalism

Eye to Eye
Beatrix Campbell
Interview with Gerry Adams

Viewpoint
Sarah Benton
Trusting in global aid

Forum
Public faces in private places

Up Front
Suzanne Moore
The language of the sexes

Cities
Franco Bianchini
Alternative Cities Britain's regional capitals have something to boost about

Images
Nicole Ward Jouve
The Magic Box Photo fibs and family bliss

Architecture
Tim Clarke
Machine Dreams Visions of the second machine age

Science
Patents Pending
Susan Watts
If pigs could fly, who would get the royalties?

Books
Angela McRobbie
The Great Day
Terms of engagement

Natasha Moar,Lauren Milne Henderson, Kieran Gallagher
The telling of the tales,
Juan for the road and Juan the obscure


Back Page
Frances Barber
Wanted: Anthony Burgess's vocabulary, and Richard Gere's body

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Marxism Today July 1991

FEATURES
If It Isn't Hurting It Isn't Working
The NHS is the new battleground. But who is right?
Chris Ham

The 20 Billion Dollar Man
Gorbachev names the price of peace, and it'sworth every buck
John Lloyd

Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Britain is on the road to a social market. Which party knows the way?
Charlie Leadbeater

The Powers That Buy
In the 1980s, the company was a law unto itself -but not in the 1990s
Richard Adams and Sean Hamil

Europe's Tax Exiles
Britain can't afford a decent welfare state: our taxes are too low
Bob Rowthorn

DEPARTMENTS
Leader
Beatrix Campbell
Children are now part of the political domain

Insight
Geoff Mulgan
Britain should swap nostalgia for futurism

Eye to Eye
Beatrix Campbell Interview with Simon Schama

Viewpoint
Sarah Benton
What's the meaning of the Major Charter?

Forum
A different way of giving

Upfront
Suzanne Moore
Madonna like you've never seen her before

Media
Kevin Robins

View To A Kill The year of screening violence

Music
Martin Kettle

Booming Voices Opera moves out of the houses and into the home

Art
Elizabeth Wilson
City Vision Painting the town

Experience
Loretta Loach
Great Expectations How honest is true love?

Technology
Maureen McNeil

Heritage Computing Babbage's brain children

Myths
Scott Goodfellow

Tales of the City Scribblers of London

Books
Brian Morton
The Immortal Story Watchful authors

Ruth Picardie; Mary Joannou
Women at war

Backpage
Angela Carter
Curious as a cat and fancy-free

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Marxism Today August 1991

THIRD WORLD SPECIAL

The Third World The Third World no longer exists
(1950-1990) RIP
Melvyn Westlake

Europe's Other Self
European identity will be transformed by Third World migration
Stuart Hall

African Nightmare
Africa is the Third World's greatest tragedy
Michael Holman

Freedom Sounds
South Africa: the light at the end of the tunnel
Glenys Kinnock

Interview Has Bob Lost His Voice?
Bob Geldof on Africa post-Live Aid
Martin Jacques

Yankee Doodle Dandy
It's time for the Left to abandon its bitter hostility to America
Fred Halliday

DEPARTMENTS

Leader Robert Markless
The trouble with numbers

Insight Geoff Mulgan
Nations in the making

Eye to Eye
Sarah Benton Interview with Lynda Chalker

Viewpoint Sarah Benton
The sin of wages

Forum Market values; Celts on the warpath

Upfront Suzanne Moore
The rough guide to global trotting

Interview Soul Focus Isaac Julien on the future of black cinema
Lola Young

Architecture Concrete Bungle Dismantling the South Bank debate
Stephanie Williams

Film
High Hopes The journey to Fortress Europe
Trevor Johnston
37 Identity Male To Measure Waiting for the real man
Andy Medhurst

Desire
Dirty Reading The new guide to forbidden texts
Chris Savage King

Image
Cindy Dolls Self-portraits in disguise
Cherry Smyth

Science
Thrilled By Theory Out of the textbooks and on to the high street
John Durant

Books Andrew Gamble God's capitalist; Major lives; body politics;
Andrew Rawnsley, Simon Seamus Heaney Watney, David Herd

Back Page Pat Kane Polymath and bibliophiliac

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Marxism Today September 1991

FEATURES
University Challenge
Sir Douglas Hague
The decline of the university and the rise of the knowledge business

Interview Powershift
Geoff Mulgan
Alvin Toffler on the growth of the knowledge society

Parlez Vous English?
Jill Forbes
The British find themselves tongue-tied when abroad

Europe To Scale
Andrew Barry
Measures for European harmony

Labour's Wage Slip
Edward Balls
A minimum wage is not the way to tackle
Britain's poverty

Outing Begins At Home
Chris Granlund
A challenge for the lesbian and gay community

DEPARTMENTS

Leader
Eric Hobsbawm
The Soviet coup has failed. But the apocalypse is still to come

Insight
Geoff Mulgan
Shedding light on unruly corporations

Viewpoint
Sarah Benton
The new drama of captivity and release

Forum
Taking aim at the First World

Up Front
Suzanne Moore
Metal monsters and air guitars

Japan Japan Panic
Kevin Robins and David Morley
Fantasy island or satellite of the future? The West is seriously confused by Japan

Japan Karaoke Culture
Charlie Leadbeater
Zen and the art of microelectronics

Identity
Lynne Segal
Something Wild
Man troubles - Iron John comes to the rescue

Fashion
Alice Rawsthorn
Fashion Showdown
Are we seeing the end of style as we knew it?

Books
Christopher Norris
Critical Thinking Terry Eagleton;
Judith Williamson
The guide to postmodern reading
Ruth Picardie
An American in Paris

Back Page
Liz Lochhead Holding on tight to her Scottie dog

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Marxism Today October 1991

FEATURES

Russia Turned Upside Down
John Lloyd
Communism is dead. Does anything remain of the Union's former self to guide the society now emerging?

Interview What Comes After 1991? Martin Jacques
Ernesto Laclau on the revolution of our time

Modernisation The British Disease
Will Hutton
Britain is a backward society in urgent need of modernisation on all fronts

Governing Myths
Frank Vibert
As European integration moves ahead, Britain should take the opportunity to redefine its constitution

Yesterday's World
Fred Steward
We need a creative technology sector if we are to flourish in the global economy

Defensive Behaviour
Paul Rogers
A far reaching security review is needed to refashion our military for the post-cold-war world

Pride And Prejudice
William Wallace
Britain must reassess its past history, if it is to reconceive its position in the world today

Forging A New Agenda

Tony Blair
An agenda for Britain in the 90s

DEPARTMENTS


Leader
Bhikhu Parekh
We need to adjust to new forms of racism

Eye To Eye
Beatrix Campbell Interview with Albie Sachs

Viewpoint
Sarah Benton
Coming to terms with the communist past

Forum
Learning to cope with the 21st century

Up Front
Suzanne Moore
When Arnie meets Adorno

Television
Channel Shopping Who's interested in Channel Three?

Owen Kelly
Television
A Bid Too Far
Ben Laurance
The new broadcasters may be out of business

Identity
Paul Gilroy
Classical Roots
What colour was Athena?

Science
Frank Barnaby
Research & Destruction
Tomorrow's wars


Books


Rosalind Brunt,Marina Warner, Michele Roberts
Buried letters and quilted texts; a guide to
feminist reading


John Cornall,
Avant garde poets

Kevin Robins
From Moonies to Mao


Back Page
Elaine Showalter With London written on her heart


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Marxism Today November 1991


FEATURES


Interview Mr UK plc Himself
Sir John Harvey-Jones takes Britain's political temperature
Charlie Leadbeater

Sales Slump Shock! Tabloids are in decline, but we should defend them to the death
Roy Greenslade

The End Of The Future
What does the collapse of communism mean for the shape of the Left?
Goran Therborn

Balkanisation Or
Lebanisation?
Yugoslavia is facing total breakdown. Europe should not be turning a blind eye
Branka Magas

Let Saigons Be Bygones
Will Vietnam go the way of eastern Europe?
Peter Wilson-Smith

DEPARTMENTS

Leader
Charlie Leadbeater

Britain's business class should be looking for a new role in society

Insight
Geoff Mulgan
The spectre of fascism is beginning to haunt Europe

Eye To Eye
Geraldine Bedell
Interview with Lady Howe

Viewpoint
Sarah Benton
Constitutional reformers are too decent in their dissent

Forum
Labouring the point; should John do the ironing?

Arts Policy
State Of The Arts
Interview with Lord Palumbo
Alice Rawsthorn

Arts Policy
Pay And Display
Elizabet Esteve-Collon the fate of the V&A
Tim Dawson

Film
Saint Derek Jarman and Marlowe out the present
Graham McCann

Television
Looking Local Who will Channel Five be for?
Kevin Robins and James Cornford

Sanity
Psychophobias Mad, bad and dangerous to know
David Cohen

Futures
Zap Zest Travels in computer-land
Owen Kelly

Books
David Herd The mouth of the Humber; twisted pleasures;
Lilian Zac musical medley Mark Sinker

Back Page
Jatinder Verma Wants to be a bus driver or an airline pilot

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Marxism Today December 1991

THE LAST ISSUE

Goodbye, And Thanks
We die as we lived...
Martin Jacques

What Marxism Today Has Meant T o M e . . .
What the world has to say

Beyond Control
Keeping security in check
Sarah Benton

Sting In The Tale
Washing that mag right out of her hair
Suzanne Moore

PRESENT
And Not A Shot Fired
The Thatcher story is not over yet. The greatest challenge is still to be faced...
Stuart Hall

The Marxism Today story
A history of the golden age from 1977-1991

We've Got Problems Too
The collapse of communism has diverted
attention from the problems of western
capitalism
Eric Hobsbawm

Kings Of The Road
What was behind the riots of 91?
Beatrix Campbell

Revenge Of The 60s
Teaching Thatcher's children to twist
Angela McRobbie


PAST
The Last Word
The story of Marxism Today from the editor's chair
Martin Jacques

Royalism Today
We finally crack the problem that has haunted Marxism Today for all these years
Geraldine Bedell

Moscow Gold
You bought the magazine, now play the game!
Chris Granlund

The Final Deadline
The confessions of a long-suffering contributor
David Edgar

The Class Of Marxism Today
Some past contributors gather for an end of term photo


FUTURE
Crab-Like Into The Future
The shape of British politics to come
David Marquand

Grave New World
Karl Popper, Alice Walker, Noberto Bobbio, Germaine Greer, Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Oh! To Be In Europe
Europe as you've never seen it before
Neal Ascherson

Splitting At The Seams
European liberal democracy faces a far from certain future
Charlie Leadbeater

Built To Last
Socialism's staying power
Geoff Mulgan

God Only Knows
There is no logic to history
Ernesto Laclau

Back Page
Karl Marx Shares a few private thoughts with us from his
Highgate abode

 

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