A report by Susie Christensen from ‘Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism’ held on 21st-22nd September 2012 at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, London.
While some valuable material is now saved from acts of philistinism the destruction of Ruskin’s past has not yet finished.
The thirty years between the Russian Revolution and Stalin’s destruction of Yiddish culture produced some of the best writing in Yiddish, little of which has been translated into English.
A review of The Last Hunters: The Crab Fishermen of Cromer, an account of the Norfolk crab fishing industry
A short review of the life of A.M. Fernando, the first an Aboriginal Australian activist to present the Aboriginal cause directly to the European public in the 1920’s
A review, written by Ross Bradshaw, of the special issue of The Spokesman, comprising of a set of essays on aspects of Ken Coates’ life, who was editor of the journal for forty years
A review of the British Library exhibition ‘Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands’, which runs until 25th September 2012
A review by Ross Bradshaw of ‘After the Party: Reflections on Life Since the CPGB’ edited by Andy Croft
A review, written by Ross Bradshaw, of ‘Revolutionary Communist at Work: a political biography of Bert Ramelson’ by Roger Seifert and Tom Sibley
Next year sees the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of E. P. Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class, first published by Victor Gollancz in 1963. When and why did you first read it? Do you re-read it, and under what circumstances? Please add your recollections!