The Left Book Club was founded in 1936 to oppose war, inequality and fascism. Join us today and help support political education.
We're really looking forward to our next event on February 3rd where we'll be joined by Lynsey Hanley to discuss her book Respectable: Crossing the Class Divide, which was the Left Book Club pick for December.
We'll be talking about class and why it's still so central to the experience of living in Britain. The discussion will be streamed live to Youtube so it's easy to join in, wherever you are based. Post questions in the chat and our host Elif will put these to Linsey. Get a ticket by clicking below!
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Last year we published Socialism or Barbarism, a selection of writings by Rosa Luxemburg. To go along with it, we've produced a new range of merch.
Check out these beautifully designed totes, socks and other items, available while stocks last.
And huge thanks to everyone who has ordered so far – as the UK's only not-for-profit book club, any money we make from this goes directly towards helping distribute the books to a wider audience, and supporting political education more broadly.
"The rich are only defeated when running for their lives"
Happy birthday CLR James, born on 4th January 1901. We are honoured to have published The Black Jacobins as one of our classics – this brilliant history puts enslaved people at the centre of the struggle against slavery.
The book tells the utterly extraordinary story of former slave Toussaint L'Overture who led the a slave army in a twelve year struggle against colonial forces to successfully create Haiti, the world's first black republic outside of Africa. Explicitly written as part of the fight to end colonialism in Africa, The Black Jacobins puts the slaves themselves centre stage, boldly forging their own destiny against nearly impossible odds.
Our edition is available to order for members.
We hosted some fantastic discussions in 2021. You can explore all our events on our Youtube channel, including our Who's Afraid of Anticapitalism series with Gargi Bhattacharyya, and our book of the month discussions. Our speakers and guests have included a brilliant range of leading authors, journalists and commentators from across the radical left, and we hope you find much to enjoy and inspire you.