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What's Left? Labour Britain and the Socialist Tradition

by David Powell

What's Left? Labour Britain and the Socialist Tradition Synopsis

Set against the tumultuous history of the freeborn Englishman's right to dissent, What's Left traces the emergence of the Labour Party and the conflicts that have subsequently divided it: syndicalism and the Great Unrest; the General Strike and MacDonald's 'apostasy'; the Bevanites and Gaitskell's revisionism; the Gang of Four and the 'civil war' of the early 1980s; New Labour's 'reinvention' of socialism and Old Labour's charge that the party is 'betraying its conscience'. Almost half a century has passed since Richard Crossman wondered whether Labour was not one party but two. The debate continues.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780720610413
Publication date: 1st May 1998
Author: David Powell
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Political parties, General & world history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About David Powell

David Powell is the author of a number of British political books.

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