Waiting for the Revolution


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Introduction: The continuing importance of the history of the British far left - Evan Smith and Matthew Worley 1 Revolutionary vanguard or agent provocateur: students and the far left on English university campuses, c. 1970-90 - Jodi Burkett 2 Not that serious? The investigation and trial of the Angry Brigade, 1967-72 - J. D. Taylor 3 Protest and survive: the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, the Labour Party and civil defence in the 1980s - Jacquelyn Arnold 4 Anti-apartheid solidarity in the perspectives and practices of the British far left in the 1970s and '80s - Gavin Brown 5 'The Merits of Brother Worth': the International Socialists and life in a Coventry car factory, 1968-75 - Jack Saunders 6 Making miners militant? The Communist Party of Great Britain in the National Union of Mineworkers, 1956-85 - Sheryl Bernadette Buckley 7 Networks of solidarity: the London left and the 1984-85 miners' strike - Diarmaid Kelliher 8 'You have to start where you're at': politics and reputation in 1980s Sheffield - Daisy Payling 9 Origins of the present crisis? The emergence of 'left-wing' Scottish nationalism, 1956-79 - Rory Scothorne and Ewan Gibbs 10 A miner cause? The persistence of left nationalism in postwar Wales - Daryl Leeworthy 11 The British radical left and Northern Ireland during 'the Troubles' - Daniel Finn 12 The point is to change it: a short account of the Revolutionary Communist Party - Michael Fitzpatrick 13 The Militant Tendency and entrism in the Labour Party - Christopher Massey 14 Understanding the formation of the Communist Party of Britain - Lawrence Parker Index

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Evan Smith is a Visiting Adjunct Fellow in the School of History and International Relations at Flinders University, South Australia Matthew Worley is Professor of Modern History at the University of Reading

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