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The New Civilisation? Understanding Stalin’s Soviet Union 1929-1941

This is a very carefully researched and well-written account of reactions within Britain to the Soviet Union during the industrialisation and forced collectivisation programmes of the 1930s. It brings to light much new material, and should be a valuable contribution both to the origin of Soviet studies in Britain and to the political nature ofContinue reading “The New Civilisation? Understanding Stalin’s Soviet Union 1929-1941”

Labour’s First Century

Labour’s First Century is a good barometer of the state of intellectual Thinking within and about Labour as it looks forward to its second century. Its tone differs from that of the fiftieth anniversary histories. Then, the Labour Party had much to celebrate – the creation of a mixed economy, a free health service, planningContinue reading “Labour’s First Century”

Labour’s First Century

Labour’s First Century is a good barometer of the state of intellectual Thinking within and about Labour as it looks forward to its second century. Its tone differs from that of the fiftieth anniversary histories. Then, the Labour Party had much to celebrate – the creation of a mixed economy, a free health service, planningContinue reading “Labour’s First Century”