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EP Thompson and the Making of the New Left

Edward Palmer Thompson was an English historian, writer, socialist and peace campaigner. He is best known today for his books on radical movements in particular The Making of the English Working Class.

This collection of his work helped revive left-wing / socialist politics in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s and includes essays on the communism of William Morris and about those socialists whose work helped create the Labour Party such as Tom Maguire.

EP Thompson doesn’t spare from criticism such well-known political figures as Thomas Paine and Edmund Burke.