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Monthly Review Press, an allied endeavor, was launched in 1951 in response to the inability of the maverick left wing journalist I.F. Stone to otherwise find a publisher for his book The Hidden History of the Korean War. Stone's work, which argued that the still ongoing Korean War was not a case of simple Communist military aggression but was rather the product of political isolation, South Korean military buildup, and border provocations, became the first title offered by the MR Press in 1952.

Other titles published by the press in its formative years include The Empire of Oil by Harvey O'Connor (1955), The Political Economy of Growth by Paul Baran (1957), The United States, Cuba, and Castro by historian William Appleman Williams (1963), and Fanshen by William Hinton (1966).

In later years MR Press has published such titles as Labor and Monopoly Capital by Harry Braverman, The Development of Underdevelopment by Andre Gunder Frank, Unequal Development by Samir Amin, The Arabs in Israel by Sabri Jiryis and the English translation of Open Veins of Latin America, by Eduardo Galeano.

MR Press is the current publisher of the long-running annual series of topical essays written by radical academics and activists, The Socialist Register.

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