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Arthur Horner: a political biography – Nina Fishman

August 6, 2010
Arthur Horner: a political biography – Nina Fishman

Coal and Clausewitz. Lawrence Parker reviews Nina Fishman’s ‘Arthur Horner: a political biography’ (Vol 1 1894-1944; Vol 2 1944-68), Lawrence and Wishart, 2010, pp608, £22.50 each. While writing this review, my attention was drawn to a Doncaster Socialist Workers Party resignation letter that has recently been circulating on the internet. In the letter, the...

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A pub crawl through history: the ultimate boozers’ Who’s who – Mike Pentelow and Peter Arkell

July 31, 2010
A pub crawl through history: the ultimate boozers’ Who’s who – Mike Pentelow and Peter Arkell

Liquid research. David Douglass reviews Mike Pentelow and Peter Arkell’s ‘A pub crawl through history: the ultimate boozers’ Who’s who’ Janus, 2010, pp368, £16.99. This is the most amusing, interesting and informative view of history I have come across. Told through the pub signs...

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The co-operative movement and communities in Britain, 1914-60 – Nicole Robertson

July 27, 2010
The co-operative movement and communities in Britain, 1914-60 – Nicole Robertson

Co-ops against capitalism. Arthur Bough reviews Nicole Robertson’s ‘The co-operative movement and communities in Britain, 1914-60′ Ashgate, 2010, pp268, £55. For today’s generation, growing up in a world dominated by Tesco, it’s impossible to understand how important the Co-op was in working class life....

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The bourgeois revolution in France 1789-1815 – Henry Heller; and, Ideology, absolutism and the English revolution: debates of the British communist historians, 1940-1956 – David Parker (ed)

June 4, 2010
The bourgeois revolution in France 1789-1815 – Henry Heller; and, Ideology, absolutism and the English revolution: debates of the British communist historians, 1940-1956 – David Parker (ed)

Models of revolution. Mike Macnair reviews Henry Heller’s ‘The bourgeois revolution in France 1789-1815′ Bergahn Books, 2006, pp172, £20.13; and, David Parker’s (ed) ‘Ideology, absolutism and the English revolution:...

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David Harvey interview

June 4, 2010
David Harvey interview

Rethinking revolution. David Harvey, Marxist academic and author of the newly published The enigma of capital, spoke to Mark Fischer. Many commentators, from both Marxist and non-Marxist standpoints, predicted...

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Colour blind? Race and migration in north-east England since 1945 – Dave Renton

May 17, 2010
Colour blind? Race and migration in north-east England since 1945 – Dave Renton

Integration and working class culture. David Bates reviews Dave Renton’s ‘Colour blind? Race and migration in north-east England since 1945′ University of Sunderland Press, 2008, pp286, £10.95. For over...

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