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The Resource The left in history : revolution and reform in twentieth-century politics, Willie Thompson

The left in history : revolution and reform in twentieth-century politics, Willie Thompson

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The left in history : revolution and reform in twentieth-century politics
Title
The left in history
Title remainder
revolution and reform in twentieth-century politics
Statement of responsibility
Willie Thompson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The political tradition loosely termed 'the left' has been brought to crisis point as the twentieth century draws to a close. This cohesive and wide-ranging study charts the history of the left, from its origins in the French Revolution to the present crisis." "Willie Thompson focuses on the principal currents, including the rise and fall of Bolshevism, Leninism and Stalinism; the embrace and subsequent abandonment of Marxist rhetoric by former Soviet allies in the Third World; European social democracy; and 'actually existing socialism' in states such as China and Cuba. The impact of 'alternatives' to the mainstream - Trotskyism, Maoism and Eurocommunism - is assessed, and the potential for the New Left and postwar social forces such as feminism, environmentalism and 'identity' politics to facilitate renewal is evaluated. Thompson concludes that if the left is to play any part in addressing the unfinished agenda of the post-1900s, then it must develop a clear understanding of the historical lessons that follow from its earlier embodiments." "Willie Thompson is Senior Lecturer in History at Glasgow Caledonian University."--Jacket
Action
digitized
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Thompson, Willie
Dewey number
320.530904
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Right and left (Political science)
  • World politics
  • Socialism
Label
The left in history : revolution and reform in twentieth-century politics, Willie Thompson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-256) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm48138410
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781783711284
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48138410
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The left in history : revolution and reform in twentieth-century politics, Willie Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-256) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm48138410
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781783711284
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48138410
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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