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H.M. Hyndman

Eric Hobsbawm: Historian and Leninist

The death of Eric Hobsbawm on 1 October marked the end of a generation of left-wing historians who, while advancing historical materialism, rejected Marxian politics by embracing Leninism.

The Historical Place of the SPGB

Islington branch meeting

Recorded: 
Sunday, 1 June 1980

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Morris and the Problem of Reform or Revolution

It is now generally accepted that William Morris, the Victorian poet and designer, was for the last thirteen years of his life (he died in 1896 at the age of 62) an active propagandist for "Revolutionary International Socialism". It is not so well known that for a part of this period his attitude to socialist tactic—summed up in the phrases "Education for Revolution" and "Make Socialists—was in many respects similar to that adopted by the Socialist Party of Great Britain when it was formed only eight years after his death.

William Morris 1834-1896

"A life in which every human being should find unrestricted scope for his best powers and faculties."

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