Ian Bullock on Socialism and Democracy in Britain
Romancing the Revolution. The Myth of Soviet Democracy and the British Left was published by Athabasca University Press in 2011
Print: ISBN 978-1-926836-12-6
E-Book: ISBN 978-1-926836-13-3
Whether this will ever see light of day or even be completed is in the lap of the gods. The title is borrowed from an article in the Clarion by Robert Blatchford at the beginning of the First World War. More >
This book will be published early in 2011 by Athabasca University Press
This appeared in Socialist History 44 Anti-Communism on the Left in 2014. ISBN 978 181 5. ISSN 0969 433
Chartist is a well-established journal of democratic socialism published six times a year. I contributed a short article, "The ILP and the Living Wage" which appeared in Chartist 257, July/August 1912 and "Chartism old and new" in 258, September/October 2012.
Early in 2014 I was asked by Chartist to write a short article about the First World War a century previously. The original idea was that other people would supply further articles, but as far as I am aware no one did, and in the end I contributed three pieces. Anticipating that others would write on the Left wing opposition to the war, the No Conscription Fellowship, the Union of Democratic Control and other more obvious topics I decided to leave these to them and tackle less well-known aspects of the Left's experience of the war. Doing these articles is what gave me the idea for Drums of Armageddon
"Socialist Struggles with the 'Great' War' " appeared in Chartist 266 in the January/February 2014; "Armageddon as a people's war?" in 268 May/June 2014 and "The pro-war socialist patriots" in 271 November/December 2014
Gidon Cohen, The Failure of a Dream. The Independent Labour Party from Disaffiliation to World War II, Taurus, 2007
Draft review which appeared in Labour/Le Travail in 2014.
My review essay "The Rise and Fall of New Labour? A Social Democracy for 21st Century Britain" which discusses Stephen Meredith's Labours Old and New. The Parliamentary Right of the British Labour Party 1970-79 and Trade Unions in a Neoliberal World. British Trade Unions Under New Labour appeared in Labour/Le Travail, (Journal of Canadian Labour Studies, 64 Fall/Automne 2009 and can be accessed via the website www.cclh.ca
London Socialist Historian's Conference "The Vote - What Went Wrong? 27 February 2010