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New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left From the 1930s to the 1980s

Alan M. Wald

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635941
eISBN:
9781469635965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635941.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For a generation, this book has stood as the authoritative account of an often misunderstood chapter in the history of a celebrated tradition among literary radicals in the United States that began ... More


Anti-Stalinist Dreams of Freedom

David Johnson

in Dreaming of Freedom in South Africa: Literature Between Critique and Utopia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474430210
eISBN:
9781474481151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430210.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The alternative South African Marxist tradition derived from Trotsky’s critique of Stalinism and centred in the NEUM from the 1940s to 1960s is the focus of analysis. The South African adaptations of ... More


Gay Men and the Left in Post-war Britain: How the Personal Got Political

Lucy Robinson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074349
eISBN:
9781781701591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074349.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book demonstrates how the personal became political in post-war Britain, and argues that attention to gay activism can help us to rethink fundamentally the nature of post-war politics. While the ... More


Introduction

Lucy Robinson

in Gay Men and the Left in Post-war Britain: How the Personal Got Political

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074349
eISBN:
9781781701591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074349.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book brings together and cross-references Left history and gay histories that have previously been separate. The relationship between gay men and the Left is significant in itself, after all the ... More


Origins and Interests

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

in The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748693023
eISBN:
9781474406086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693023.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter traces the origins of the neoconservative movement, how it went from an intellectual tendency to a political movement and how its worldview was shaped by the memory of the Holocaust.


The Israel–Palestine Question

Lutz Fiedler

in Matzpen: A History of Israeli Dissidence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474451161
eISBN:
9781474495462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451161.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The second chapter, ‘The Israel–Palestine Question’, discusses Matzpen’s independent engagement with, and analysis of, the Palestine problem. It elaborates on how they came to interpret it as a ... More


The Militant Tendency and Liverpool City Council’s fight to save ‘jobs and services’, 1983–86

Brian Marren

in We shall not be moved: "How Liverpool's working class fought redundancies, closures and cuts in the age of Thatcher"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095764
eISBN:
9781526109668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095764.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The experience of unprecedented large-scale urban unrest in Toxteth, the lingering economic deterioration of the city and surrounding region, the excessive rate of joblessness, and most importantly ... More


The Militant Tendency and entrism in the Labour Party

Christopher Massey

in Waiting for the Revolution: The British Far Left from 1956

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526113658
eISBN:
9781526132451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113658.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores the tactic of entrism within the British Labour Party pursued by the Revolutionary Socialist League and the Militant Tendency between 1955 and 1991. It also explores Labour’s ... More


Introduction

in Before the Shining Path: Politics in Rural Ayacucho, 1895–1980

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770941
eISBN:
9780804775786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770941.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of the Partido Comunista del Perú-Por el Sendero Luminoso de Mariátegui or the Maoist Shining Path (PCP-SL) in ... More


The Last Will Be First: Trotskyism and Popular Action in the Belaúnde Years

in Before the Shining Path: Politics in Rural Ayacucho, 1895–1980

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770941
eISBN:
9780804775786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770941.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the history of the emergence of Trotsykism in Ayacucho, Peru, during the years of President Fernando Belaúnde Terry. It analyzes how the Carhuanca campesinos approached the ... More


Trotskyism and the revolutionary self

Celia Hughes

in Young Lives on the Left: Sixties Activism and the Liberation of the Self

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091940
eISBN:
9781781708989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091940.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter follows the themes of the previous chapter to explore the specific social and psychological demands young Trotskyists faced in adapting their political language and social behaviour to ... More


Political Amnesia

Alan M. Wald

in New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left From the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635941
eISBN:
9781469635965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635941.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The career of philosopher Sidney Hook is presented as an example of the way in which the political trajectory of the New York intellectuals is frequently misunderstood. At issue are representations ... More


Philosophers and Revolutionists

Alan M. Wald

in New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left From the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635941
eISBN:
9781469635965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635941.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with a discussion of the organizations in which dissident communists were active, such as the Non-Partisan Labor Defense Committee, the American Workers Party, and the early ... More


The Second Imperialist War

Alan M. Wald

in New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left From the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635941
eISBN:
9781469635965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635941.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explains the difficulties caused for the Trotskyist movement and like-thinking Marxists by World War II, due to its combination of vexing features. Writings by James P. Cannon on “the ... More


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