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Socialism From Below : Writings From an Unfinished Tradition

Dave, Renton, Jules, Alford, Andy, Wilson
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Unkant Publishers Ltd (Unkant Publishing)
Published: June 26, 2013
ISBN: 9780956817624
202 pages, black & white illustrations


Argumentative, contentious and thought-provoking, these collected articles invite us to critically reconnect as a diaspora to the IS tradition – not only of Cliff or Harman, but also Hallas, Kidron, Sedgwick, MacIntyre, Harris, Widgery, Higgins and many others, many unsung. This is the extension of an invitation to reconnect not as a lifeless antiquarian exercise or arrogant exclusivism but in the spirit of the critical slogan ‘the IS tradition is dead! Long Live the IS tradition!’ Jules Alford, Preface The essays collected here were written by Socialist Workers Party (SWP) member Dave Renton in the midst of the biggest crisis in the history of that organisation. Covering topics from anti-racism and womens liberation, trade union work and the history of the SWP and its dissident tradition, Renton argues that the SWP requires a radical democratic overhaul if it is to prove ‘fit for purpose’ as a home to revolutionary socialists and new generations of anti-capitalists in the years to come.

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