23: Who Needs History

Guest Editor(s): 
Spring 2003


Editorial -  FREE TO VIEW 

Global democracy and the Iraq crisis 
Michael Rustin 

Iran at the crossroads: Democratisation and the dialectics of the revolution 
Ali Ansari 

Geographical imaginations, post-modern imperialism and the project of European political integration 
Costis Hadjimichalis and Ray Hudson 

The failures of privatisation 
Christian Wolmar 

The meaning of modernisation 
Alan Finlayson 

Chickens come home to roast 
G.C. Harcourt 

Sex, gender and migrations: facing up to ambiguous realities 
Laura Agustín 

Five Poems 
Alice Beer, Frances Angela, Martha Kapos, Terence Dooley, Patrick Hobbs 

Chris Pawling, Jo Littler, Caroline Bainbridge, Candida Yates

Part II Who needs history? 
Introduction: why the left needs history 
Geoff Andrews

Rummaging in Trotsky’s dustbin. Or: what does the left need with history? -  FREE TO VIEW 
Kevin Morgan

New left, new pasts? 
Ilaria Favretto 

What can the left learn from 1968? The Czechoslovak crisis, the left in Western Europe, revolution and reform 
Maud Bracke 

Capturing the Labour Party: a masterplan that went wrong 
John Callaghan 

What can we learn from history? 
Willie Thompson

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