Greening of a Red

Greening of a Red

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Malcolm MacEwen's autobiography tells the story of his transition from communism and Marxism to the conservation movement - a journey from red to green in the political spectrum, albeit to a green informed by elements of Marxism. It tells of the 15 years MacEwen spent as a "professional communist", working as a foreign editior with the "Daily Worker" until the disenchantment brought about by the Soviet invasion of Hungary. He was a founder of the "New Left Review" which aimed to reflect the "new times" of the 1950s. A subsequent career as an architectural journalist led him in new directions and he became green through a realization that neither Marxist nor capitalist ideologies addressed the question of saving the world. MacEwen's story weaves together many strands - his personal life and his recollections as well as his political observations.
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  • Hardback | 306 pages
  • 138 x 216mm | 515g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745304400
  • 9780745304403

Table of contents

Highland laddie; one foot in the grave; fast worker, slow learner; why communism? - Hitler, Mussolini and Orwell; sit-in strike; Moscow and Munich; phoney peace to phoney war - exit from a blind alley; party cadre; life and death on the "Daily Worker"; foreign editor; labour victory and the A-bomb; the Greek tragedy; the Yugoslav inspiration; a working marriage; labour digs its own grave; the day the party had to stop; the old Left and and the new; engaged to the bride of Denmark; architectural ambassador; crisis in architecture; the man from the "Times"; meeting the Exmoor mafia; who is this Scottish popinjay; redder and greener.
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