The Left in History: Revolution and Reform in Twentieth-century Politics

The Left in History: Revolution and Reform in Twentieth-century Politics

By: Willie Thompson (author)Paperback

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'Essential and rather chastening reading for anyone who believes left values need to have some effective public resonance and political impact and wants to learn from the few victories and many defeats experienced over the 20th century' Socialist History 'One of the most accurate, comprehensive and stimulating histories of the left' New Times

About Author

Willie Thompson was until his retirement Professor of Contemporary History at Glasgow Caledonian University. His books, published by Pluto, include The Good Old Cause: British Communism 1920-1991 (1992), What Happened to History? (2000) and Ideologies in the Age of Extremes: Liberalism, Conservatism, Communism, Fascism 1914-91 (2011). He is currently vice-president of the Socialist History Society.


Introduction Part 1 Mainstreams 1. The Matrix 2. Leninism and Stalinism 3. Actually Existing Socialism 4. The Fragments 5. Social Democracy Part 2 Alternatives 6. Trotskyism, Maoism, Eurocommunism 7. New Left, New Social Forces Conclusion: The Winter Landscape Notes Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745308913
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780745308913
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 0745308910

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