9 October 2009

My oldest writings

The Marxist Internet Archive now contains online versions of various things I wrote in the late 1960s. Some appeared under the nom-de-plum Colin Humphrey or Humphries. Here are the web addresses for all them up to 1970with brief descriptions of the content:

A review of Bertrand Russel, Political Ideals http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/isj/1964/no019/humphrey.htm

A review of Kwame Nkrumhah's Consciencism http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1964/xx/nkru

A review of Robert Blauner Alienation and Freedom http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1965/xx/sociology.htm

A review of Jean Paul Sartre's The Problem of Method http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1965/xx/marxism.htm

A two part history of the left Labour weekly paper Tribune http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1965/xx/tribune.htm and http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1966/xx/tribune2.htm

A review of Eric Hobsbawm Labouring Men http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1965/xx/hobsbawm.htm

A review of R.K. Middlemass The Clydesiders (about the ILP MPs of the early 1920a) http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/isj/1966/no026/humphries.htm

A review of Max Weber, The sociology of religion http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/isj/1966/no026/humphries2.htm

A review of a selection of liberal academic essays on fascism http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/isj/1966/no027/humphries2.htm

A review of a book on Labor and industrial unrest in Australia at the time of the First World War http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/isj/1966/no027/humphries.htm

A strong critique of Paul Cardan (Cornelius Castoriadis) Modern capitalism and revolutionhttp://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1965/xx/cardan.htm

A review of Emmett Larkin's biography of James Larkin http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1965/xx/larkin.htm

A review of The Age of Austerity - about Britain 1945-51 http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1966/xx/1945.htm

A review of Michael Harrington The Accidental Century http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1966/xx/20thcent.htm

A review of Labriola Essays on the Materialist Interpretationn of History, Croce Historical Materialism and the Economics of Karl Marx and Meisel Pareto and Mosca http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1967/xx/italo.htm

A review of the book edited by Etic Fromm Socialist Humanism http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1967/xx/humanism.htm

Russia, how the revolution was lost --my first attempt to explain the transition from Lenin to Stalin http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1967/xx/revlost.htm

Reviews of Alasdair MacIntyre A short history of ethics and Secularisation and social change

A very critical review of a series of articles edited by Irving Howe http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1967/xx/radicals.htm

A critical review of Isaac Deutscher's The Unfinished Revolution on contemporary Russia http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1967/xx/deutscher.htm

A very favourable review of John Cammet's Antonio Gramsci and the Origins of Italian Communism -- one of the first and still one of the best English language works on Gramsci http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1968/xx/gramsci.htm

A review of three books on the Vietnamese struggle against US imperialism http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1968/xx/vietnam.htm

Party and Class --the first version of my discussion on the revolutionary party, sponteneity and leadership, which is still in print http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1968/xx/partyclass.htm

Czechoslovakia An analysis of the defeat of the Prague spring of 1968, written in the aftermath of attendance at a semilegal student confernece in Prague just before the final crackdown. It ends with the forecast that the bureaucracy in USSR would eventually run into a crisis similar to that which had afflicted Czechoslakia and that "there will be no foreign army to bale it out." http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1969/06/czechoslovak.htm

A possibly overcritical review of Nigel Harris Beliefs in Society http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1969/06/harris.htm

Prospects for the seventies:The stalinist states Following on from my analysis of the Czechoslovak events, an extended attempt to apply the theory of state capitalism to the dynamics of the states of the then-easten bloc. It foresees the USSR facing crises comparable to those which hit East Germany in 1953, Poland and Hungary in 1956 and Czechoslavakia in 1968. http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1970/02/stalstates.htm

A review of three books on Eastern Europe http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/harman/1970/07/comecon.htm