Australian Left Review

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Behind Marxism Today: Martin Jacques Interview


If there is a flagship of the new left in Britain it is Marxism Today, variously described as the "theoretical and discussion journal" of the Communist Party and as "politics with style". With a wide variety of contributors writing on issues ranging from economics to the politics of pop and fashion, this monthly magazine has attracted a readership of over 14,000 people. Louise Connor recently interviewed Martin Jacques, the editor of Marxism Today, who was chiefly responsible for this fresh approach to politics, about the ideas behind the magazine and some of the contentious issues for the left in Britain.