Some of Eric Hobsbawm’s academic admirers would rather forget about his socialist political commitments. But those commitments formed an essential part of the great historian’s life and work.
Neil Davidson (1957–2020) was the author of several books, including How Revolutionary Were The Bourgeois Revolutions?, The Origins of Scottish Nationhood and Discovering The Scottish Revolution 1692–1746.
Boris Johnson’s drive toward a no-deal Brexit is hastening calls for the breakup of the United Kingdom. The crisis of the British state creates opportunities for the Left’s socialist message — but only if it can navigate the messy politics of national identity.
Leon Trotsky’s History of the Russian Revolution remains a singular work of Marxist historiography.
Scotland wants to remain in the European Union — and that might make a left-wing break from the United Kingdom impossible.
The European Union provides internationalism for the bosses, not for workers. We should join the vote to leave it tomorrow.
Recent political shifts in Scotland present a real opening for socialists.
The Scottish National Party has been running to Labour’s left ahead of the May 7 elections. How should we relate to it?
A non-nationalist argument for Scottish independence.