January 1, 2020 at 6:16 am #192563
Cross-posted from the Socialist Standard Past and Present blog:
First post of 2020 on the blog should be a brief look back at 2019 on the blog.
The following are the twenty most popular posts on the blog in the previous 12 months. Of course there’s a couple of anomalies in the mix that I shouldn’t have to point out to the reader but I do think it’s interesting that, overall, the most popular posts in the past year are articles that deal with matters relating to history and/or socialist theory.
It could be argued that those are the type of articles that I am more inclined to push on various social media sites, etc, and there is some truth in that, but people still have to click on those links at the other end so maybe, just maybe, in these uncertain times it’s the sort of material that people want to read. Writers and Editors for the Socialist Standard, please take note.
A special note on the IWW article. That particular piece’s place on the blog dates from a time when I was a bit more eclectic in my choices of what I posted on the blog. (Go back to 2006/07 on the blog, and you’ll see what I mean.) That an article on the meaning of the term ‘Abolition of the Wages System’ posted 13 years ago was still gets multiple hits in 2019 is heartening.
- The Destruction of Nature: by Anton Pannekoek (2019)
- A Commentary on the Communist Manifesto (1930)
- Who The Hell Was Karl Marx? (1998)
- What Does The IWW mean by “Abolition of the Wage System”?
- Lenin . . . Reviewed (1976)
- Djanogly – One Of The Family (2011)
- MMT: New Theory, Old Illusion (2017)
- Karl Marx and the abolition of money (1980)
- 50 Years Ago: Beeching’s Cuts (2012)
- Socialism and Calculation (1987)
- Will Robots Cause Capitalism to Collapse? (2013)
- To have and to hold (1985)
- Friedman, Keynes and Marx (1978)
- 150 Years of The Communist Manifesto (1998)
- Opt For Socialism (1969)
- Trump and anti-socialism (2019)
- The Eileen Critchley Show (1991)
- Under Pressure (2019)
- Socialism v. Imperialism. (1923)
- The Barbary Coast (1943)
May 20, 2020 at 3:37 pm #202690
- This reply was modified 3 years ago by imposs1904.
It’s been a while.
Just a bit of fun.
At the time of writing, listed below are the most popular Socialist Standard articles on the blog from a particular year. It stands to reason that the longer an article or review has been on the blog, the more ‘hits’ it has, but that is not always the case. Some articles of a more theoretical bent have received successive waves of hits years after they were originally posted on the blog. Hopefully that’s food for thought for current writers and editors of the Standard. (Yes, I know I’m contradicting myself a bit here.)
To access the articles, just click on the individual years:January 1, 2022 at 3:06 am #225416
What the world’s been waiting for: the 20 most viewed articles on the Socialist Standard Past and Present blog in 2021:January 1, 2022 at 10:22 am #225418ALBKeymaster
So that’s where you’ve been all this time !October 28, 2022 at 10:52 am #235121
Just added a Film Review page on the blog.
At the time of writing all the Socialist Standard film reviews that are currently on the blog on one handy page. I’ve broken them up into decades for easy navigation. Sad to see that some decades are sorely under-represented. I wonder if it was because it was just the case that Socialist Standard writers weren’t reviewing movies, or if it was a conscious decision on the part of the Socialist Standard Editorial Committee not to solicit film reviews for the Standard.
The two most prolific film reviewers in the pages of the Socialist Standard down the years were Janie Percy-Smith in the 1980s and Steve Clayton in the 2010s.
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