David Lane

United Kingdom

David Lane is Emeritus Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Materials

Karl Marx after 200 Years. Part 2
04.05.2018
Marxism’s major contribution has been to focus attention on the economic processes of capitalism as a critique of its social order. While Marx was one of the first theorists to emphasise that its

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Karl Marx after 200 Years. Part 1
28.04.2018
The appeal of Marxism is that it provides a framework for the evolution of societies akin to that of Darwin’s ideas of evolution in nature. Capitalism brought with it a modern society

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Can Jeremy Corbyn Rescue Social-Democracy from Populism?
20.03.2018
Twenty years ago, in 1998, social-democratic governments were in power in some three quarters of the European Union’s member states.  ‘New’ Labour, epitomised by Tony Blair in the UK and

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Could Brexit be Defeated?
27.02.2018
Currently, the real political argument is over the terms of negotiation and here rest possibilities for maintaining many of the EU linkages. For those opposing Brexit, the most practical political

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The Changing World Order in 2017. 'New Era' in Chinese Policy
11.01.2018
Outside the core of the capitalist bloc of the world system, the emerging powers continued to move in a contrary direction with the formation of new economic and political regional associations. The

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The Changing World Order in 2017: The Rise of Populism
29.12.2017
Unlike 1917, which was a year of socialist rebellions, the general verdict on the hundredth anniversary of the October Revolution is that a repeat of a seizure of power led by a socialist party has

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The End of October: Yet Another Class Victory?
30.11.2017
Discussions of the October Revolution, which have taken place in connection with its hundredth anniversary, have dwelt on the role of Lenin and the Communist Party in the seizure of political power,

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The Significance of the October Revolution of 1917
03.11.2017
In December 1991 the USSR was dismembered into 15 sovereign states. What consequently was lost in the break-up of the USSR were the social and economic objectives promised by October. Perhaps the most

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Perceptions of the Russian October Revolution in Great Britain
03.10.2017
Stefan Zweig in his 1927 book, Decisive Moments in History, ranks Lenin’s return to Russia in October 1917 as one of the three most decisive ‘moments’ in recent world history. The others were the fall

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From Liberal Globalisation to Economic Nationalism?
31.07.2017
The election of Donald Trump, the UK’s exit from the European Union, and strong challenges to the current ruling elites by populist parties in France, Greece, Holland, Hungary and Poland confront the

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Britain’s Options Outside the European Union
23.06.2017
Britain will be faced with widening the scope of its trade and finding new markets to replace those lost in the European Union. Consequently, there is likely to be a strengthening of links between

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The UK Election of 8 June: Prospects from the Party Manifestos
06.06.2017
A victory for Theresa May would certainly lead to a strengthening of the UK’s relationship with the USA in the context of established NATO policy. Its current policy with respect to ‘terrorism’ in the

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