Our History

Ralph Miliband: Parliamentary Socialism (1961)

Miliband was a Marxist sociologist and political scientist who contributed to the development of socialist theory within the ‘new left’ in the 1960’s. A...

Anthony Crosland: The Future of Socialism (1956)

Crosland was one of a group of Oxford educated intellectuals, sponsored by Hugh Dalton, which included Roy Jenkins and Denis Healey, who sought to...

Socialist Union: Socialism: a New Statement of Principles (1952)

Socialist Union was established in 1951 by contributors to the Socialist Commentary journal, which had been edited by Rita Hinden and other ‘reformist’ Labour...

Aims and Tasks of Democratic Socialism (1951)

This is the founding document of the reconstituted Socialist International. The document was adopted by the first post-war congress held in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, between...

Keeping Left (1950)

The Keep Left group was formed in January 1947 by left-wing backbench Labour MPs grouped around the New Statesman journal. Their first pamphlet, Keep...

Let Us Face the Future (1945)

This document is the Labour Party’s manifesto for the 1945 General Election. It was the product of extensive discussions within the party and beyond...

Common Wealth Manifesto, 1943

The Common Wealth Party was a Christian socialist political party founded in July 1942, by the alliance of two left wing groups: the 1941 Committee, supported...

Harold Laski: Reflections on the Revolution in Our Time (1943)

Harold Laski was professor of Politics at the London School of Economics from 1926, having held a number of academic positions in the US...

Evan Durbin: The Politics of Democratic Socialism (1940)

Evan Durbin studied economics at University College, Oxford under Hugh Gaitskell. He was a lecturer in economics at the LSE from 1930 to 1945....