Dubai: Gilded Cage by Syed Ali. Mike Davis says about it: “At last, a comprehensive expose of the economic and sexual exploitation that erected this utopia of greed. Syed Ali has seen the future in Dubai and it doesn’t work.”
Colin Grant’s biography of Marcus Garvey, Negro With a Hat. “He was a dreamer and a boaster, no doubt, but, whatever his enemies maintained, he was no scoundrel. Grant’s book is a fine and valuable monument to his memory.” New Statesman
Jacob Taubes’ The Political Theology of Paul.
The latest issue of the London Review of Books with pieces by Tariq Ali, Frank Kermode and an interview with Tony Judt.
Endnotes (now available online!) – discussions between Gilles Dauvé and Théorie Communiste.
The latest issue of serious music magazine Loops, with pieces by Mark Fisher and Owen Hatherley.
Issue 6 of Collapse, a journal of philosophy. In this issue they ask: ‘Is there an enduring bond between philosophical thought and its terrestrial support, or conversely, is philosophy’s task to escape the planetary horizon?’
The latest issue of the irregular dubstep and grime magazine Woofah.
And for fiction: David Peace’s Occupied City, J.M. Coetzee’s The Lives of Animals and Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars.