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New Left Review - NLR 86, March-April 2014

New Left Review - NLR 86, March-April 2014
Göran Therborn: New Masses? What social forces are likely to challenge the supremacy of capital in the coming decades? An assessment of potential bases of resistance—from traditional communities overrun by the global market to factory workers and an expanding yet amorphous middle class. André Singer: Rebellion in Brazil A sociological portrait of the protests that gripped the country in June 2013. Crossovers of class, ideology and generation on the major cities’ streets, as portents of deeper shifts under way. Perry Anderson: Counterpuncher Retrospective on the liberated life and work of Alexander Cockburn, whose last book, A Colossal Wreck, completes a dazzling triptych.

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