Crosland, Revisionism, and Defending Socialism

Crosland and his work, primarily the Future of Socialism but also others, to my mind is one of the most interesting, and dangerous, texts for the Labour left today. Not in itself, but what it represents. First published in 1956, Future of Socialism has with it a relatively simple thesis. That changes following the Attlee… Continue reading Crosland, Revisionism, and Defending Socialism

Libraries as Anti-Capitalist Practice

‘Libraries are islands of collective solidarity and the embodiment of socialism in a sea of capitalist consumption and individualism.’ In his 2017 documentary, Ex Libris, Frederick Wiseman explores the entire organisation of the New York Public Library, from its main branch in central Manhattan to the branch libraries in Harlem, it shows the flux of… Continue reading Libraries as Anti-Capitalist Practice