Left Books Forward

Left Books Forward

Heads up – this looks like a political post, and it is – but mainly, it’s one of my ‘Books for Christmas’ soapbox posts…

We in Hastings were quite surprised when we heard that Momentum was an organisation for wild young Trots. We in Momentum Hastings thought we were a group of all sorts of people who had been looking for a better way of going on, and thought the new Labour Leader at the time, Jeremy Corbyn, might open the door to that.

It was clear that a lot of powerful people – many of them sitting behind big, shiny Labour Party desks – really did not want to let change happen. We invited Richard Seymour along one night to tell us about all that. He detailed for us a lot of the behind-the-scenes manouvrings that had gone on, and predicted a lot more: nasty, shameless, worrying things – all of which have since come to pass – and he told us that whilst he supported our efforts and hoped we’d win, he didn’t really think Jeremy Corbyn would be able to survive it all as Labour leader.

Well, he was right. Momentum is something else altogether now, and so is the Labour Party. If you’re thinking ‘where do we go from here’, you could do a lot worse than read his book now, and think over what happened, and why…

Or you could spend Christmas immersed in these enlightening – and gripping – stories of one of humankind’s most extraordinary attempts at socialist revolution…

“…it is a success in its own terms, and is a place you can learn about the greatest revolution ever while enjoying an exciting tale.” – Richard Allday in Counterfire
Reviewed by Sheila McGregor in The Socialist Worker

PS Christmas came and went but, if you’d like the Revolution novels, now’s the time to get yours from the remaining copies…

Winds of October and Reason in Revolt

Two novels about the Russian Revolution from the points of view of young people swept up in it. Delivered postage free to UK addresses, £12 for the pair.

£12.00

seymour

Corbyn: the strange rebirth of radical politics

by Richard Seymour. Post free to UK addresses

£12.99

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: