CRITIQUE is an independent scholarly journal, founded in 1973. It attempts to analyse contemporary society, both East and West, from a critical Marxist perspective. Rejecting the concept of socialism in one country, and the possibility that a country could be both socialist and undemocratic, it seeks to show that the problems of our time are governed by the necessity for democratic control over all aspects of society. The absence of democratic control leads to an inefficient, wasteful and hierarchically structured economy, though in different ways according to the particular society.

Critique attempts to analyse the forms, laws, tendencies and relations existing in different countries in the broader perspective of the epoch. It attempts to document the development of socialist opposition movements in Eastern Europe but its fundamental endeavour is to develop Marxist method and political economy both in principle and through application.

Critique Conference 2015

The Critique conferences for the next 3 years (1915, 1916, 1917) will raise a series of aspects of the Russian Revolution in a global context. For Marxists, the Russian Revolution opened up a new period in human history, when the decline of capitalism moved from an objective form into human consciousness.

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Critique editor on BBC Persian

Deputy editor of Critique & Iranian exile Yassamine Mather has been a guest on the BBC's channel for Farsi speakers twice in recent weeks.

In BBC Persian's review of 2014:

In a debate about Thomas Piketty's book:

Celebrating 50 issues

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