"From the opening lines of The Iron Cage Rashid Khalidi confronts the tough question facing Palestinians: Why did they fail to establish an independent state before 1948 and what was the impact of that failure in subsequent years? Couching this work in terms of "failure" rather than victimization, Khalidi turns history on its head, leaving doors open for a far-reaching discussion of the predicament faced by nascent, then aborted, Palesntinian nationalism" Joel Gordon Reviews Rashid Khalidi's book "The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood"
"The class character of Israeli society," first published in 1969, represents a pioneering Marxist analysis on the nature of the working class in Israel. Its authors, members of the now-defunct Israeli Socialist Organization, capture the uniqueness of Israeli society—"financed by imperialism without being exploited by it." Although there have been many changes inside Israel and internationally, this article remains an important starting point for any discussion of the dynamics of Israeli society. Along with this article Pragoti presents a review by Ulli Diemer of "Israel: A Colonial-Settler State" written by Maxime Rodinson in 1967.
"While we have many great documentaries telling the story of the global water wars, including this year’s Flow and Blue Gold, one is forced to wonder if 007 does a greater service to the water movement than even our most highly talented documentarians. After all, who better than Hollywood to characterize the greenwashing corporate water profiteers as straight up evil, sans the need to justify the hyperbole?"
Jeff Conant reviews Quantum of Solace in Upside Down World.
Suranjan Basu (1957-2002) was an artist who worked primarily as a printmaker besides a few forays into water-colour and gouache on paper. He was one of the unquestioned masters of wood-cut and lithograph in India. Seagull Foundation of Arts presented Suranjan Basu’s works in an exhibition titled ‘Suranjan Basu - A Retrospective’ in Kolkata in November 2008.
Pragoti introduces Suranjan Basu to its readers. Arijit Bhattacharya reviews the exhibition for Pragoti.
A review of John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark and Richard York's book: Critique of Intelligent Design.