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John Strachey : An Intellectual Biography - Noel W. Thompson

John Strachey

An Intellectual Biography

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Studying John Strachey, an important 20th-century British Left intellectual, this book provides a detailed exposition of his intellectual evolution set in its historical context, thus highlighting the option, pressures, dilemmas and pitfalls besetting British socialists in the turbulent times of the inter- and post-war periods. The book makes use of unpublished manuscripts, letters and other material from Strachey's personal papers together with his considerable journalistic output. By the author of "The People's Science", "The Popular Political Economy of Exploitation and Crisis, 1816-34", "The Market and its Critics" and "Socialist Political Economy in 19th-Century Britain".

Acknowledgements - Preface - Political Economy and the Labour Party: the post-war period - Revolution by Reason and the challenge to Fabianism, 1925 - The making of an English Marxist? 1925-29 - From Labour Party to New Party, 1929-31 - The Theory and Practice of Communism, 1931-36 - The Costs of keeping faith, 1931-39 - Towards a popular front political economy, 1936-39 - Marxist or social democrat? 1940-44 - The break with the Party, 1940-42 - Contemporary capitalism, 1945-56 - Revisionist or fundamentalist? 1945-56 - Modified capitalism, modified socialism, modified imperialism, 1956-63 - On the prevention of war - Conclusion - Index

ISBN: 9780333511541
ISBN-10: 0333511549
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 12th March 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1