Pessimism of the Intellect?: A History of the New Left Review

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This concise history of the New Left Review covers its political and intellectual development from 1962 to the present including attempts to develop socialist politics through the Labour party of Harold Wilson, new Marxist theory, the Cold War years, and the era of contemporary capitalist globalization. Surveying the achievements of the New Left Review, this book tells the tale of the respectable academic reputation it has won, but also reveals its failure to achieve its primary goal of finding a strategy for a transition to socialism.

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Duncan Thompson is a contributor to Socialist History Journal.

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"A compelling analysis of the second New Left Review and its erratic changes in political orientation. Essential reading, if only as a warning, for those still interested in contesting neo-liberalism and global capitalism." —Pat Devine, honorary research fellow, University of Manchester

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