This detailed and critical account of some of the immediate post-war struggles of Japanese workers points up how the leaderships of Parties and other organisations may have diffused the revolutionary potential of spontaneous mass action.
This piece analyses the background to the recent revival of the cold war. It is the second in our new series-Behind the News-which aims to provide analysis of current events in more depth than that normally available in the left press.
A critique of the revolutionary left's attitude to co-operatives which argues that the possibilities of such forms of organization cannot simply be read-off from their location in a capitalist society.
This note attempts to analyse the roots of the theoretical inconsistency of Sraffa's economics, argued for by the author in an earlier paper, by elaborating on the radical difference between his method and that of Marx.
This extended review of Keith Middlemas' Politics in Industrial Society points out the insights into the evolution of modern forms of state which can be gained from the work of this academic and conservative historian.
Passive Revolution: Politics and the Czechoslovak Working Class, 1945-48 (Jon Bloomfield) / Health in Danger: The Crisis of the National Health Service (David Widgery) / Workers' Councils in Czechoslovakia, 1968-69 (Vladimir Fisera)