Dead Socialist Publications Watch

A highly recommended new website is the Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust Internet Archive, which contains a complete archive of three important British leftist publications, the Universities and Left Review and the New Reasoner from the second half of the 1950s, which merged and the end of the decade to form the New Left Review that survives down to the present; and Marxism Today from the 1980s, which is less interesting, but by no means uninteresting, and which may very well have a lot to answer for.

From ULR, you can get pieces by Lindsay Anderson, David Marquand, Charles Taylor, Ralph Miliband, Isaac Deutscher, Stuart Hall, Alasdair MacIntyre, Derek Walcott and E. P. Thompson.

From the New Reasoner, there’s stuff by some of the above, as well as by Doris Lessing, Bertolt Brecht, G D H Cole, Christopher Logue, Dorothy Thompson and Iris Murdoch.

And from Marxism Today I imagine there’s an awful lot of Martin Jacques, but I’m finding the interface a bit fiddly, so I won’t be trawling the contents pages on your behalf just yet. (Probably quite a lot by Stuart Hall that’s well worth going after, though.)

Fun for all the family. [Thanks, MMcI.]

0 thoughts on “Dead Socialist Publications Watch”

  1. Marxism Today has quite a bit of Eric Hobsbawm, David Marquand, Simon Watney… Also spotted: Bhikhu Parekh, Fay Weldon, Sue Townsend, David Edgar, Tony Benn and Andrew Gamble. Easier to manage the interface if you take the sidebar’s address from ‘properties’ (not sure what it would be on a Mac) and make it the main page.

  2. Ah yes, good idea. And I shall certainly look out for Simon Watney, who is very good. (Which isn’t to say that Bhikhu Parekh, etc., aren’t.)

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