From the Publisher
“Leo Panitch and Colin Leys have written a book whose significance extends far beyond the specific case of the British Labour Party.”—Critical Sociology
“... a brilliant refutation of New Labour’s version of history. With an impressive range of evidence, careful analysis and a theoretical framework, [Panitch and Leys] have provided a highly readable and committed book ... recommended for everyone who really wants to understand the politics and recent history of the Labour Party.”—Contemporary Politics
“... a rich and immensely enjoyable narrative, full of detail about the trajectory taken by Labour over the last quarter-century.”—Times Literary Supplement
The End of Parliamentary Socialism is clearly aimed at a politically engaged readership that shares the authors' concern with the prospects for leftist renewal and advance...the book has relatively little to say about recent developments; it measures social progress, and political innovation in terms of a formal identification with a particular brand of socialist politics. In short, this is a book that longs to refight yesterday's battles.
Political Science Quarterly
Times Literary Supplement
A rich and immensely enjoyable narrative, full of detail about the trajectory taken by Labour over the last quarter-century.