Mehring Books is pleased to announce the publication of The Economic Crisis and the Return of History by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party. This publication is now available from the Mehring Books web site in both print and pdf ebook format.
This pamphlet is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the causes and consequences of the global economic crisis that erupted in September 2008. North explains that whatever its immediate cause, the crisis was an expression of the long term decline of American capitalism and the staggering growth of social inequality. On the basis of this analysis, he anticipates the inevitability of the reemergence of class struggle in the United States and internationally.
The pamphlet includes: “The Capitalist Crisis & the Return of History,” “The Economic Crisis & the Resurgence of Class Conflict in the US” and “Seventy Years Since the Outbreak of World War II: Causes, Consequences and Lessons.” It also includes a new introduction by Joseph Kishore, national secretary of the SEP.