Articles and Reviews

UNPUBLISHED ARTICLE

'Labour Leader and the Bolsheviks' 2003

SOCIALIST HISTORY ARTICLE: THE ORIGINAL BRITISH ULTRA-LEFT, 1917-1924

This appeared in Socialist History 44 Anti-Communism on the Left in 2014. ISBN 978 181 5. ISSN 0969 433

SOCIALIST HISTORY ARTICLE: INTERNATIONALISM, NATIONALISM AND THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE. THE BRITISH LEFT AND THE OUTBREAK OF WAR IN 1914

This appeared in Socialist History 57 British Labour and Internationalism

SHORT CHARTIST ARTICLES

Chartist is a well-established journal of democratic socialism published six times a year.

Early in 2014 I was asked by Chartist to write a short article about the First World War a century previously. The original idea was that other people would supply further articles, but as far as I am aware no one did, and in the end I contributed three pieces. Anticipating that others would write on the Left wing opposition to the war, the No Conscription Fellowship, the Union of Democratic Control and other more obvious topics I decided to leave these to them and tackle less well-known aspects of the Left's experience of the war. Doing these articles is what gave me the idea for Drums of Armageddon

THE ILP AND THE LIVING WAGE

CHARTISM OLD AND NEW

This  appeared in Chartist 258, September/October 2012.

SOCIALIST STRUGGLES WITH THE 'GREAT' WAR

This appeared in Chartist 266 in January/February 2014

ARMAGEDDON AS A PEOPLE'S WAR?

This appeared in Chartist 268 in May/June 2014

THE PRO-WAR SOCIALIST PATRIOTS

This appeared in Chartist 271 in November/December 2014

DEMOCRATIC FAULTLINES IN SOVIETS

This appeared in Chartist 288 in September/October 2017

WORKING CLASS DEMOCRACY

This appeared in Chartist 292 in May/June 2018

IS THE LEFT OPPOSED TO POLITICS?

This appeared in Chartist 296 in January/February 2019

CHARTIST HERITAGE

This appeared in Chartist 298 in May/June 2019

1945 PROMISE OF A NEW DAY

This appeared in Chartist 305 in July/August 2020

Review ESSAYS

GIDON COHEN, THE FAILURE OF A DREAM. THE INDEPENDENT LABOUR PARTY FROM DISAFFILIATION TO WORLD WAR II

The Independent Labour Party from Disaffiliation to World War II, Taurus, 2007

LABOUR/LE TRAVAIL, 2009

My review essay "The Rise and Fall of New Labour? A Social Democracy for 21st Century Britain" which discusses Stephen Meredith's Labours Old and New. The Parliamentary Right of the British Labour Party 1970-79 and Trade Unions in a Neoliberal World. British Trade Unions Under New Labour appeared in Labour/Le Travail, (Journal of Canadian Labour Studies, 64 Fall/Automne 2009

DENNIS PILON, WRESTLING WITH DEMOCRACY. VOTING SYSTEMS AS POLITICS IN THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WEST

Labour/Le Travail, 2013