Marxist historians in Britain — like E. P. Thompson and Eric Hobsbawm — sparked a revolution in understanding the role of working people in making history. Their work is still fresh and vibrant today.
Alfie Steer is a doctoral student at the University of Oxford, researching the history of the Labour left from the late 1980s to 2015.
After Labour’s setbacks in May’s local elections, moderates claim the party needs to tack to the center to win. But their economic ideas offer 1990s-style neoliberalism — not the jobs and investments working-class voters want.