Socialist Register

  • The Socialist Register 2000

    Necessary and Unnecessary Utopias

    Edited by Colin Leys and Leo Panitch     January 2000

    When mainstream commentators talk about the future, they tend to predict dire doomsday scenarios or spin wild techno-fantasies. In spite of their radically hi-tech edge, these futuristic scenarios usually assume that current social structures will persist. Necessary and Unnecessary Utopias points toward a very different way of thinking about the future. While rejecting schematic blueprints, this book reasserts the need for a bold and revolutionary social imagination, one aimed at saner ways of living and organizing society.

  • The Socialist Register 1999

    Global Capitalism versus Democracy

    Edited by Colin Leys and Leo Panitch     January 1999

  • The Socialist Register 1998

    The Communist Manifesto Now

    Edited by Colin Leys and Leo Panitch     January 1998

    The 150th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto provides the occasion for a powerful set of essays that draw on the Manifesto’s legacy to analyse working class responses today to the growing exhaustion of neo-liberalism and that contribute to setting a left agenda for the new millenium. The volume also features brilliant essays on the making of the Manifesto, plus a reprint of the Manifesto and a reproachful letter to Marx from a socialist-feminist.

  • The Socialist Register 1997

    Ruthless Criticism of All that Exists

    Edited by Leo Panitch     January 1997

    “Constructing the future and settling everything for all times are not our affair, it is all the more clear what we have to accomplish at present: I am referring to ruthless criticism of all that exists, ruthless both in the sense of not being afraid of the results it arrives at and in the sense of being just a little afraid of conflict with the powers that be.” -Marx, 1843

  • The Socialist Register 1996

    Are There Alternatives?

    Edited by Leo Panitch     January 1996

  • The Socialist Register 1995

    Why Not Capitalism?

    Edited by Leo Panitch     January 1995

  • The Socialist Register 1994

    Between Globalism and Nationalism

    Edited by Ralph Miliband and Leo Panitch     January 1994