After The Party: Reflections on life since the CPGB

Edited by Andy Croft

Twenty years after the demise of the Communist Party of Great Britain, eight former members, all of whom who stayed in the party until the bitter end, reflect here on some of the personal, political and cultural changes of the last twenty years. The paths of Dave Cope, Andy Croft, Alistair Findlay, Stuart Hill, Kate Hudson, Andy Pearmain, Mark Perryman and Lorna Reith have followed very different political trajectories since 1991 – taking them into the Green Party, the Labour Party, the CPB, SLP, Respect and no party at all. But most have remained politically active.

Combining personal and political history, analysis and autobiography, anecdote and argument, the contributors consider the consequences of the CP’s dissolution for British political and intellectual life.


Andy Croft Introduction

Mark Perryman The Revolution is Just a T-shirt Away

Kate Hudson A Political Error of Vast Proportions

Andrew Pearmain Towards a Marxist Theory of Love

Alistair Findlay No Future without Marx

Lorna Reith We Will Rebuild our Country Ten Times More Beautiful

Stuart Hill The Situation is Still as it Was

Dave Cope The Party is Dead – Long Live the Party!

Andy Croft The Democratisation of Everything

Andy Croft is a poet and publisher, and author of Red Letter Days (1990), Red Skies at Night (2003), and Comrade Heart (2003).         

Paperback, 224pp, All rights L&W.
ISBN: 9781907103476

Publication date: 11 May 2012
List price: £15.99

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