Tag Archives: Revolution

Reflections on the Summer of Love

Well it’s officially winter here in Melbourne. Which means it’s summer in the northern hemisphere. And this summer is the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love. Throughout 2017 I have been emphasising the centenary of the Russian revolution as the seminal event in the history of left-wing politics. It is interesting that exactly fifty […]

Mandela was a radical, and that’s a good thing.

Nelson Mandela was a radical revolutionary, for a time a secret member of the South African Communist Party, and inspired by Fidel Castro’s 26th of July movement he founded the MK (Spear of the Nation), a guerrilla group which set off scores of bombs and probably killed at least 100 people over the course of […]