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New Left Review I/201, September-October 1993

Robin Blackburn

Edward Thompson and the New Left

The death of Edward Thompson on 28 August takes from us the most eloquent voice on the British Left, a historian who transformed his craft, a writer of some of the best English prose of the twentieth century, a thinker who knew that ideas were not a world unto themselves and a man who, seeing extraordinary perils, raised the alarm, without counting the personal cost.

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