The secular, capitalist system is unjust, oppressive and illogical, whilst the free market economic forces that define, drive and justify it, are inherently ‘anti-science’ in
Engels (and Marx) recognised how the Industrial Revolution in the UK led to millions of peasants migrating to towns and cities to work in factories
Raphael Samuel is writing as a bourgeois historian who has fully accepted and endorsed the capitalist status quo, but who maintains a ‘nostalgia’ for what he considers a lost past. Samuel seeks to draw the reader into this inverted would of bourgeois illogicality whereby what he thinks about the CPGB (and International Communism) is the only viewpoint of the world worth having.
A statue of ‘Lenin’ appears in the 1972 episode of the British comedy ‘Steptoe and Son’, entitled ‘Live Now – P.A.Y.E Later’. I also remember
When I was young and at school (and before the destructive Thatcherite reforms), it was common-place to learn about ‘homelessness’ as something that existed during
The way things work in the UK is like this. Those who are ‘salaried’ and work in middle class professions are quite happy to accept