For Workers' Power: The Selected Writings Of Maurice Brinton, Second Edition

August 14, 2020|
For Workers' Power: The Selected Writings Of Maurice Brinton, Second Edition by Maurice Brinton
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Over the last sixty years many radicals have had their eyes opened by the writing of Maurice Brinton. The most prolific writer of the British Solidarity group, which existed from 1961 to 1992, his work slaughtered countless sacred cows of standard leftist thinking. For Brinton, “actually existing socialism” did not, in fact, exist. He wrote with passion, clarity, and consistency on behalf worker self-activity and self-management and to decry those who reinforced passivity, apathy,cynicism, pecking orders, and alienation among workers. This oppressive behavior was, to him, as prevalent among state socialists and communist parties as it was among capitalists, because it enabled rulers, and would-be rulers, of every political stripe to deceive and manipulate those in whose name they claimed to act. Today, when a new crop of so-called democratic socialists are seeking state power, allegedly on behalf of working people, Brinton’s work is more relevant than ever.

Maurice Brinton (1923-2005) lived most of his life in London. He was a founding member of the Solidarity group and wrote some of the twentieth century''s most important critiques of authoritarian socialism. David Goodway worked for the School of Continuing Education, University of Leeds, from 1969 until 2005. He was then Helen Ca...
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Title:For Workers' Power: The Selected Writings Of Maurice Brinton, Second Edition
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:440 pages, 8.99 X 6.63 X 1.12 in
Shipping dimensions:440 pages, 8.99 X 6.63 X 1.12 in
Published:August 14, 2020
Publisher:Ak Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781849353830

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