• John Molyneux


'Know your enemy' has always been a useful adage for socialists. In that spirit this issue of Irish Marxist Review begins with an analysis by Kieran Allen of how the Irish ruling class has waged class war on the majority of people in this country and the effects this assault has had on their living standards and conditions of life.

Hopefully this analysis will assist in the process of generating the much needed other side of that class war namely, working class resistance. Their attacks are organised and coordinated; our fight back has to be the same.