Welcome to the new-look LM - the big-mouthed, broad-minded
magazine that will shout what others don't dare to whisper.
This month's LM gives a taste of the kind of issues and
arguments our readers can expect in the coming months, with articles
that question conventional wisdom on everything from Bosnian war
reporting and Holocaust denial to abortion and Dunblane.
Living Marxism magazine has been evolving into this role
for some time, in response to what we see as a dangerous new mood.
We live in an age of caution and conformism, when critical
opinions can be outlawed as 'extremism' and anything new can be
rubbished as 'too risky'. Ours is an age of low expectations, when we
are always being told what is bad for us, and life seems limited on
all sides by restrictions, guidelines and regulations.
The spirit of LM is to go against the grain: to oppose all
censorship, bans and codes of conduct; to stand up for social and
scientific experimentation; to insist that we have the right to
live as autonomous adults who take responsibility for our own
affairs. These are basic human values that cannot be compromised if
we are ever going to create a world fit for people.
LM also aims to be a forum for argument over the big issues
that have been squeezed out of public debate today. If you have
something to say that is worth hearing, let us know. If you want to
stay in the know, get a subscription.
New LM. New agenda. New Labour (Not).
The image of an emaciated Muslim caged behind Serb barbed wire,
filmed by a British news team, became a worldwide symbol of the
war in Bosnia. But the picture is not quite what it seems. German
journalist Thomas Deichmann reveals the full story
NOT on guide
Thou shalt not take the name
Dunblane in vain
Reports from Graham Barnfield, Andrew Calcutt, Penny Lewis, Jan
Blasphemy law makes
comeback Andrew Calcutt
All you need to know about
EMU Phil Murphy
Abortion should be an election
issue Carrie Clarke
Jack Straw's criminal
record Charlotte Reynolds
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Who's afraid of Holocaust
denial? Jennie Bristow
The Holocaust obsession -
trivialising history Jennie Bristow
- Censors and sensitivities
- Channel 4
- The Crucible
READING BETWEEN THE LINES
Tony Blair - New Labour nobody
Reproduced from LM issue 97, February 1997