| RALPH MILIBAND AND THE POLITICS OF THE NEW LEFT|
by Michael Newman
Based on exclusive access to Miliband's extensive personal papers, and supplemented by interviews, this book analyses the ideas and contribution of a key figure in the British and international Left from the second world war until the collapse of communism. Miliband's life and work form the central focus, but the book also provides an interpretative history of the evolution, debates and dilemmas of socialists throughout the period, and of the problems they faced both at work defending academic freedom and in society at large.
'Comprehensive, scholarly, sensitive and readable ... one of the kindest men and the best minds in our generation.' From the foreword by Tony Benn.
'Admirably clear in its construction and scrupulously researched ...Miliband's own interventions in his time live on ... in his books and essays ... but his personal writings, amply extracted here, give a vivid sense of the man behind them - making this a good book to have.' New Left Review.
'Not just a biography of one of the great socialist minds of the 20th century, it is the history of an entire period of leftist activity, buffeted as it was by WWII, Vietnam and the decline of the Communist bloc .... as full and incisive a biography as he could have wished.' Red Pepper
'An impeccably researched biography.' Socialist History.
2nd impression with corrections.
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