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Parliamentary Socialism: A Study in the Politics of Labour

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Reflecting on the Labor government of Harold Wilson between 1964 and 1970, this concise analysis chronicles the Labor Party from its early days up to the early 1960s, including a 1972 postscript. Demonstrating how empirical and flexible the Labor Party has been about certain issues, this reference also touches on how it is one of the most dogmatic political parties in ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Merlin Press
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Neal
Mar 05, 2016 Neal rated it really liked it
The gist of this book: the Labour Party has always been in crisis and a major disappointment, and the Labour Left who tried to change it into a vehicle for socialism were always doomed to failure. One of the ironies of course of reading it in 2016 is that the Labour Left seems to have scored a major victory with the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader.

I think a major misconception about this book is that it's an argument against an electoral road to socialism. That's not quite right. What it doe
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Shelves: history, politics
Started during the ascendancy of Jeremy Corbyn in the latter stages of the Labour Leadership campaign; Ralph Milibands' analysis of battle for socialism within the confines of the UK Labour party seems like an increasingly relevant read for all Corbynistas.
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