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What's Left? Labour Britain and the Socialist Tradition by Powell

What's Left? Labour Britain and the Socialist Tradition


What's Left? Labour Britain and the Socialist Tradition by Powell

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.

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

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Publication date

1st May 1998



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Peter Owen Publishers


352 pages


Political parties
General & world history
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000



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