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Audio: Neil Davidson on 1968

Join comrades and friends in an online event to remember Neil Davidson (1957-2020). Here we remember him with a talk he gave on the revolutionary upheavals of 1968.
Tories in crisis: what comes next? Neil Davidson

Video: Tories in crisis – what comes next?

Watch Marxist historian and author Neil Davidson discuss the establishment's triple crisis of strategy, party and state - and its potential outcomes.

No exit from the Brexit crisis

What does the Brexit crisis mean for British politics and the European Union?

AUDIO: The Fire Last Time – 1968

Marxist historian Neil Davidson talks on 1968 and the broader period of uprisings and reprisals of which it became the most visible example

Choosing or refusing to take sides in an era of right-wing...

In the decade following the banking crash, the protracted crisis in neoliberal governance is taking a number of striking forms. Neil Davidson sets out the case for 'rejecting the lesser evil' option when faced with a choice between the radical right and the neoliberal centre.

The contradictions of Corbynism

Support to mainstream parties of the left must be made tactically alongside work to organise a mass revolutionary party.

Uneven and Combined Development: Modernity, Modernism, Revolution (5): China: Where All...

In this last of five pieces on Uneven and Combined Development, Neil Davidson looks at its applicability for China today and concludes on how we think about revolutionary conjunctures in the 21st Century.

Uneven and Combined Development: Modernity, Modernism, Revolution (4): Continuities and Changes

In part 4 of his series on Uneven and Combined Development Neil Davidson looks at its relevance in the contemporary world.

Uneven and Combined Development: Modernity, Modernism, Revolution (3): Cartographies And Chronologies

In the third of his five pieces on Uneven but Combined Development, Neil Davidson looks at the application of the theory to England, Scotland, Germany and Japan before looking the Soviet transition to state capitalism.

Uneven and Combined Development: Modernity, Modernism, Revolution (2): Causes, Consequences, Constraints

In this second part to his series of five pieces for revolutionary reflections Neil Davidson explores the aesthetic and political dimensions of the theory of Uneven and Combined Development.

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