May Day Manifesto 1968

Author(s): Raymond Williams; Owen Jones (Introduction by)

Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs

Re-issue of the classic socialist call to arms in 1968

The original publication of the May Day Manifesto in 1968 collected together the most influential radical voices of the era. Amongst the 70 signatories were: Raymond Williams, E P Thompson, Stuart Hall, Iris Murdoch, Terry Eagleton, Ralph Miliband and R D Laing. The manifesto set out a new agenda for socialist Britain, in the aftermath of the failure of post war labourism.

Urgently relevant to the current arguments about the crisis of austerity, the burden of empire and the failures to control rampant capitalism, it offers a complete road map to a brighter future. From rethinking the purpose of the state; how finance and empire are twinned; the importance of a planned economy for all; the role of Britain in the world, the manifesto hoped to inspire change and a fairer society. It is a bold reminder that there are alternatives to the current situation, and that alternative policies can make a difference.


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781786636270
  • : Verso Books
  • : Verso Books
  • : May 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Raymond Williams; Owen Jones (Introduction by)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 335.5/0942
  • : 208