Thinkers of ‘One Nation Labour’ are right to sense the enduring value of the New Left’s attempt to root a revitalised left project in contemporary English culture and society, and right too to see in the democratic, humanist and communitarian emphases of the early New Left a valuable ‘road not taken’.
Editorial // Madeleine Davis
The British New Left has made an unexpected return to the political stage.
Feature // Jonathan Rutherford
The first New Left was intent on uprooting the confining social conventions of the past. Blue Labour is intent on putting down roots for the common good.
Faith, flag and the ‘first’ New Left: E. P. Thompson and the politics of ‘one nation’
Feature // Michael Kenny
Can E. P. Thompson’s progressive patriotism inform a new politics of ‘one nation’?
The New Left’s economic model: the challenge to Labour Party orthodoxy
Feature // Mark Wickham Jones
The New Left offered a coherent economic model but it did not make an impact on the broader labour movement.
Lessons of the May Day Manifesto
Feature // Michael Rustin
The value of a holistic analysis of the state of capitalism.
Interview: Crises of capitalism and social democracy
Commentary // John Bellamy Foster, Bill Blackwater
John Bellamy Foster analyses the implications of the ‘stagnation-financialisation trap’ for capitalism and social democracy.
Leveson, politicians and the press: origins of the present crisis
Feature // Helena See
Reform of the press will ultimately depend on the party leaders breaking free of the power relationship that has dominated the last thirty years of British politics.
Leveson, press freedom and the watchdogs
Feature // Jacob Rowbottom
Press independence can be jeopardised by both private and state power.
Essay // Anne Wren
The rise of the service economy creates new choices over policy and opens up opportunities for new coalitions adapted to the dynamics of post-industrial labour markets.
Welsh Labour in power: ‘One Wales’ vs. ‘One Nation’?
Essay // David S. Moon
Can Labour in Wales chart a route that Miliband’s ‘One Nation’ agenda might follow?
Review // Catherine Needham
An emergent consensus on the value of relational accounts of public services.
Tim Bale: The Conservatives Since 1945
Review // Robert Saunders
How did the Conservatives change?