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Top 5 Political Influences Meme

Political Influences Meme

My thanks to the People’s Commissar for Political Influences Meme Enlightenment who tagged us to offer up our top five political influences. I don’t speak for the other writers – each of whom should definitely post theirs separately – but here are mine. 1. Aneurin Bevan I first came across Aneurin Bevan whilst randomly looking over some books my grandfather owned…

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Top 5 Political Influence for Jeff

Political Influence

As I was reading Dave’s top 5 political influences, I couldn’t help but notice that we shared two of them. I do want to mention that I don’t name these people necessarily because I agree with everything they did (all people are flawed), but because of their influence on my way of thinking (or not thinking, as the case may…

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Marxism, National Questions and the need for Internationalism

National Questions

As a Marxist, it continually disappoints me that the British labour movement has never developed a consistent ideology that demands solidarity and activism at home whilst exporting trade unionism and a politicised working class abroad. Even with respect to Northern Ireland, the attitude of the British labour movement is hardly well thought out. Figures I respect often have extremely dubious…

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