This pamphlet covers the pre-history of the SWP in the Socialist Review and IS groups of the 1950s and 1960s, and the period between 1968 and the late 1970s in which the essentials of today's SWP were formed. Written by one of the very few members of the IS National Committee of 1968-71 still active, it dispels myths and identifies some of the deep-set roots of the SWP's current troubles.
How the SWP grew
The myth of the golden age
The Trotskyist Tendency 1968-71
1971 and Europe
The SWP and Israel
What happened to IS democracy?
The SWP: its crisis, its history, its politics
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