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Line of March by Max Adereth is essential reading for students of British and world communism, left-wing activists and all those interested in the development of Marxism in Britain.
Max Adereth provides an overview of the development and the debates on the programmes of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB) from its foundation in 1920 to the mid-1980s.
Marxist economist Ron Bellamy added a later perspective covering the fall of the Soviet Union and other European socialist countries, and the inner-party conflict that developed around the influence of ‘Euro-communism’, culminating in the destruction of the CPGB and the re-establishment of the Communist Party of Britain.
The book covers a wide range of topics; the nature of left-alliances, the character of the British Labour Party, the need for a Marxist party of the British labour movement, the lessons to be learnt from the collapse of the Soviet Union and the inter-relationship between class, race and gender oppression.
This revised edition is published to mark the centenary of the foundation of the Communist Party in Britain – 1920-2020.