New Left Review is a 160-page journal, published every two months from London, devoted to world politics, economy and culture. Often compared to the French-language Les Temps modernes, it is associated with Verso Books (formerly New Left Books), and regularly features the essays of authorities on contemporary social theory, history and philosophy.
Published without interruption since 1960, New Left Review is widely held to be – as The Guardian put it in 1993 – the "flagship of the Western intellectual Left." In recent years NLR has been particularly praised for the breadth and depth of its analysis of the international political implications of the unfolding economic crisis. In 2003, the Institute for Scientific Information conducted an impact factor analysis which ranked New Left Review 12th on a list of the top 20 political science journals in the world.