More on CPGB history

October 15 2016 at 1:30 PM
GeoffreyRoberts 


Response to CPGB history

 

My review of Redfern may be found here:

https://www.academia.edu/29068712/Class_or_Nation_Review_of_Neil_Redferns_Class_or_Nation_Communists_Imperialism_and_Two_World_Wars


This site contains a number of my articles, reviews and papers, including a chapter from the unpublished and unfinished memoirs of Dennis Ogden:

https://www.academia.edu/21879420/After_Stalin_A_Memoir_of_Moscow_in_1955

Dennis went to Moscow in 1954 to work as a translator for the Foreign Languages Publishing House (mostly on the journal International Affairs). In the late 1950s and early 1960s he was the Daily Worker's correspondent in Moscow, famously breaking the story of Yuri Gagarin's spaceflight ahead of the official announcement, which annoyed the Soviet authorities no end! In the 1960s he taught Russian Studies at the Polytechnic of Central London. In the 1970s he was the Secretary of the CP's Committee for the Study of the European Socialist Countries (the party leadership wouldn't let us discuss China, Cuba, North Korea or Vietnam!). This group was quite active for a few years, contributing courses to the Communist University of London and publishing four issues of a journal called Socialist Europe, which carried articles by Soviet and Czech dissidents alongside more orthodox views.

 
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