This is Only the Beginning. The Making of a New Left, From Anti-Austerity to the Fall of Corbyn. Michael Chessum. An Internationalist Review.


Andrew Coates
 

This is Only the Beginning. The Making of a New Left, From Anti-Austerity to the Fall of Corbyn. Michael Chessum. An Internationalist Review.

"It’s only a Beginning, Let us Continue the Combat. The title of Michael Chessum’s account of “how the left came back to life in the 2010s” echoes a celebrated declaration of the French Mouvement du 22 mars in 1968.  This account of the rise of a new left in British politics, from a leading figure in the anti-Brexit Another Europe is Possible (AEIP), is not a Court History of the Corbyn Project. It offers a valuable picture of the movements and “politics from below”, with conflicts and controversies, that propelled the left to leadership of the Labour Party."





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Andrew Coates