No 1384 December 2019 Contents

China: points forReflection lexiteers: Left meets Right Manifestos: The Socialist Alternative Neo-Liberalism: Old Religion  Repackaged Democracy : another Word forPlutocracy Liberal-Democrats: Power Hungry Opportunists Rojave: End of the Kurdish Dream Editorial: What Elections Mean Pathfinders; Getting Out of the Fast Lane Cooking the Books I: Fantasy Politics (and economics) Wood for the Trees: The stable doors of instability Material World: The Enclosure of the Sea Cooking the Books II: A capitalsit Own Goal Proper gander: You've Had It, Ain't Ya? Reviews Hippies: An Abortion of Socialist Understanding Meetings Rear View Free Lunch