Workers' Liberty 14, July 1990

Workers' Liberty 14, July 1990

Triumph of the bourgeoisie?: editorial Survey: South Africa; the Pill; poll tax; France's FN; Labour Party; industrial; Israel/Palestine; Northern Ireland Anti-Semitism and the Left: an Open Letter to Tony Cliff New agendas for the Labour Left, by Reg Race The poverty of anti-Stalinism, by Robert Fine The new left opposition in Eastern Europe, by Martin Thomas 'A socialist party - that is the basic need of today in Poland', by Milka Tyszkiewicz Revolution set to music, by Clive Bradley How Trotskyists debated Palestine before the Holocaust, by Robert Fine Eric Heffer's socialism: Eric Heffer...

Triumph of the bourgeoisie?

Click here to download pdf. The fall of Stalinism in Eastern Europe brought a triumph for the bourgeoisie. But with what contradictions, and for how long?

Survey: South Africa; the Pill; poll tax; France's FN; Labour Party; industrial; Israel/Palestine; Northern Ireland

Click here to download pdf. Survey section: Historic compromise in South Africa? The 30th anniversary of the introduction of the contraceptive pill Poll tax: 12 million defy the law France's Front National Labour: towards a one-faction party? A tale of two industrial struggles: ambulance workers, and engineering Israel/Palestine: influx and intifada Northern Ireland: Ulster says maybe.

New agendas for the Labour Left

Click here to download pdf. New agendas for the Labour left, discussed by a leading figure among those "Bennites" who stood out against the general absorption of the Labour left by the Kinnock regime.

The poverty of anti-Stalinism

Click here to download pdf., or read online, below "I am not for setting up a dogmatic standard. On the contrary we must attempt to help the dogmatists make their dogma clear to themselves. Especially communism is a dogmatic abstraction" (Marx [1]) That Left and Right should find common ground on the issue of Stalinism has been a source of discomfort for a 'negative' socialism which defines its politics in opposition to the Right rather than according to its own independent standards. One of the driving forces behind the history of left apologetics for Stalinism has been a misplaced...

The new left opposition in Eastern Europe

Click here to download pdf. Describing and discussing the beginnings of socialist organisation in Eastern Europe after the fall of Stalinist rule there.

Revolution set to music

Click here to download pdf. Discussing the new popularity and impact of musicals.

Lenin's Road To The Finland Station

Click here to download pdf. Belinda Weaver takes a fresh look at a socialist classic, Edmund Wilson's To The Finland Station.

Reviews from Workers' Liberty 14

Click here to download pdf. Workers' Liberty 14 Reviews section The real history of US labour (Dianne Finger and Barry Finger review a book by Kim Moody) It takes all sorts? (Liz Millward reviews a book on the Krays) As modest as Stalin (Jim Denham reviews Jon Halliday's biography of Enver Hoxha) Helter skelter and stage by stage (Martin Thomas reviews books by Ken Livingstone and Seumas Milne Marxism without bullshit? (Jon Pike reviews a handbook of "analytical Marxism" by Jon Elster and Karl Ove Moene) "I have made enough voices" (Lilian Thomson writes on Greta Garbo)

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