'In view of the current world economic crisis, there has probably never been a better time to review Labour and the British Left's actions and reactions to the terrible recession of the 1930s. At the same time it is also very worthwhile reading Ben Pimlott's masterful analysis of that era.' Open History
The 1930s was the decade of the Jarrow March and the International Brigade - the 'Red Decade' of literary imagination. Yet there has seldom been a time when the influence of the British Left has been at a lower ebb. Why was this? In this book Ben Pimlott suggests answers, and challenges established myths about left-wing politics during a crucial period.