As the Western powers prepare to step up their intervention in Bosnia, there
is a growing consensus in Britain that this is the only way to 'save those
people from themselves'. Yet the reality is that, as argued
in this issue of Living Marxism, Western interference has already
exploded the conflict among the former Yugoslav republics, and further intervention
can only make things worse.
To counter Western propaganda of the sort which has tried to demonise the
Serbs, and to oppose any moves to send in outside forces, Living Marxism
has backed the setting up of a Hands Off the Balkans Committee in London.
It is open to all those who want to take a stand against the Western powers'
New World Order, which has already destroyed Iraq and is now targeting the
peoples of the Balkans.
Enemy of the people - John Kenneth
Galbraith's The Culture of Contentment has been widely reviewed as
an attack on modern capitalism. Phil Murphy sees it more as a defence of
old-fashioned capitalism against the modern masses
Nicholas Ridley - the novel - A Thatcherite
polemic masquerading as a political thriller is Daniel Nassim's verdict
on Robert Harris' Fatherland