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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.
|Publication date:||1st May 1998|
|Publisher:||Peter Owen Publishers|
|Categories:||Political parties, General & world history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,|
David Powell is the author of a number of British political books.More About David Powell