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The Death of The Left

Why We Must Begin from the Beginning Again

By Simon Winlow and Steve Hall

Published

Jul 1, 2022

Page count

225 pages

ISBN

978-1447354154

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jul 1, 2022

Page count

225 pages

ISBN

978-1447354161

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
The Death of The Left

“The Left is dead. Its ailments cannot be cured. In its current form it cannot win elections, transform the economy, or advance the interests of the broad multi-ethnic working class.”

Winlow and Hall argue that the only way to resurrect what was once valuable in leftist politics is to declare the left dead and begin from the beginning again. They focus on key historical moments when the left could have pushed history in a better direction. They identify the root causes of its maladies, describe how new cultural obsessions displaced core unifying principles, and explore the yawning chasm that now separates the left from the working class. Drawing upon a wealth of historical evidence to structure its story of entryism, corruption, fragmentation and decline, they close the book by outlining how a new reincarnation of the left can win in the 21st century.

“This is probably the most important book to emerge in the humanities and social sciences in the last two decades.” Tara Brabazon, Flinders University

After the Crisis;

The Solidarity Project;

The Politics of Negotiation;

The Emperor’s New Left;

Tune In, Turn On, Stay In;

The Identity Project;

Progressive Neoliberalism;

The Brexit Shock;

Towards a New Economic Inter-Nationalism.