Farewell to the Working Class?


Fifth Estate # 395, Winter 2016 - 50th Anniversary

Some might have thought that the collapse of the Soviet Union and its satellite states, along with the abandonment of socialist economics across less industrialized countries would have sounded the death knell of Marxism. But Marx’s loyal tribe are keen …

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Hypocrisies of the Left


Fifth Estate # 391, Spring/Summer 2014 - Anarchy!

The hypocrisies of hierarchical political organizations know no bounds. Of this we can be certain. However, we shouldn’t be cajoled into thinking that the political right have a monopoly on contradiction and duplicity.

The Quadrennial Electoral Fraud


Fifth Estate # 387, Summer, 2012

Occasionally, the liberal-democratic system nobly affords us the chance to select our representatives from a shallow gene-pool of political management professionals.

A Changing Vietnam


Fifth Estate # 388, Winter, 2013

Having lived and worked in Vietnam for a year now, I have only a slightly better understanding of the country than when I first arrived. This is a country of extremely complex paradoxes and antagonisms. I remain dumbfounded by the …

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