First published in 1979. In this important study of Labour Party ideology, the author sought to provoke his readers to a fundamental re-evaluation of the party and of the relationships between the party, Labour ideology and socialist doctrine. What he had to say would have disturbed left and right wings alike within the party, while remaining accessible to students and general readers at all levels who have an interest in the considered analysis of British politics and the concept of ideology.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. Two Dimensions of Labour’s Ideology 2. Labour’s Ethos: The Uses of the Past 3. Labour’s Doctrines: Is Socialism about Equality? 4. Labour’s Doctrines: Socialism without Planning? 5. Socialist Ministers: An Ideological Dilemma 6. Our Rulers’ Natural Party; Appendix; Bibliography; Index