Join The World Transformed and Verso for the second part of our fortnightly webinar series on a history of socialists within and outside of the Labour Party from 1945 to today with Leo Panitch, Colin Leys and guests.
This week, we will be looking at the 1970s, and how an emboldened "new" left tried to radicalise the labour party in response to the failure of the previous modernisation program. But this long campaign to democratise power in Britain had to begin, as Tony Benn warned, in the movement itself.
Join Leo Panitch and Hilary Wainwright as they discuss:
How did Benn, new activists and unions envisage the alternative economic strategy? And what came of their attempts to democratise the party?
In advance of the meeting, please have a look at the reading list:
1: Panitch & Leys, Tony Benn at 95
Available at https://tribunemag.co.uk/2020/04/tony-benn-at-95; Blackburn (short reading)
2: The Labour Left Didn’t Start With Jeremy Corbyn’s Leadership, And It Won’t End There
3: Panitch & Leys, Searching for Socialism, chs. 1-4
Discount available at https://bit.ly/2SCt0Af (Long read) until May 6th, otherwise available here
4: Ralph Miliband and the state in capitalist society - Politics Theory Other (podcast)
Verso is offering a special discount for their reading list for this series which you can access for a limited time only here: https://bit.ly/2SCt0Af
Register for the meeting below!