A New Notion: Two Works by C. L. R. James: Every Cook Can Govern and The Invading Socialist Society by C. L. R. James

A New Notion: Two Works by C. L. R. James: Every Cook Can Govern and The Invading Socialist Society

byC. L. R. James, Noel Ignatiev

Kobo ebook | December 1, 2009

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Portraying C. L. R. James as a leading figure in the independence movement in the West Indies and in the black and working-class movements in both Britain and the United States, this volume provides an extensive introduction to James's life and thought before presenting two critical works that illustrate the tremendous breadth and depth of his worldview. Both long-out-of-print pamphlets display James's contributions to Marxist and revolutionary theory as he documents and elaborates on the aspects of working-class activity that constitute the revolution in today's world. Fully encapsulating James's thoughts on democracy and workers' emancipation, these essential works represent the principal themes that run through James's life: implacable hostility toward all "condescending saviors" of the working class and an underlying faith in the power of ordinary people to build a new world.

A native of Trinidad, C. L. R. James grew up in a very respectable middle-class black family steeped in British manners and culture. Although justifiably well-known in the British world as a writer, historian, and political activist, his contributions have been underappreciated in the United States. A student of history, literature, ph...
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Title:A New Notion: Two Works by C. L. R. James: Every Cook Can Govern and The Invading Socialist SocietyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 1, 2009Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604862645

ISBN - 13:9781604862645

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