Review of ‘Against the Grain’ in Antipode journal

This is just a quick post to let people know Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography has published an online review of our book Against the Grain: The British Far Left from 1956. The review concludes:

With hindsight, the idea of winning the Labour Party as a whole to socialism may seem naïve but it is not clear that Trotskyist groups have been more successful. Even now, if I had to predict what was more likely, a socialist turn in the Labour Party or a revolution guided by a vanguardist party modelled on the Bolsheviks, I would hesitate. Overall, this book suggests that the British far Left is strongest when it engages with broader movements, and that a keen sense of its own limitations would not hurt.

Read the full review here.

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