Writers: Brian Pearce

Brian Pearce

Brian Pearce

1915-2008


Obituary from The Guardian.

Works
* = for the “Constant Reader” column

Inside Russia Today, March 1957 (as Leonard Hussey)
The British Communist Party and the Labour Left, 1925-1929, April 1957 (as Joseph Redman)
To Label Ideas Does Not Help, Letter, May 1957
A Comment, July 1957 (Reply to R.W. Davies) (as Leonard Hussey)
British Communist History, July 1957 (as Joseph Redman)
From ‘Social-Fascism’ to ‘People’s Front’, September 1957 (as Joseph Redman)
The Case of André Marty, November 1957 (as Joseph Redman)
To the Appeals Commission of the Communist Party of Great Britain, Letter January 1958
The Early Years of the CPGB, January 1958 (as Joseph Redman)
The British Stalinists and the Moscow Trials, March 1958 (as Joseph Redman)
Introducing a new column, 8 March 1958 *
Oh, Mr Chancellor!, 15 March 1958 *
The Worker on Hyman Levy’s Book, 22 March 1958 *
Dockers Against War, 29 March 1958 *
Hiding the Face of the Party?, 5 April 1958 *
Then They Will Understand, 12 April 1958 *
Our ‘Public’ Schools, 19 April 1958 *
What is Poplarism?, 3 May 1958 *
When the ETU Blacked the Albert Hall, 10 May 1958 *
How a Bus Strike Was Lost in 1937, 17 May 1958 *
Black Friday and Red Friday, 24 May 1958 *
France: Fascism or Worker’s Revolution?, 31 May 1958 *
Dictatorship and Class Forces, 7 June 1958 *
Two Books that Light up the Present, 14 June 1958 *
How a Movement was Strangled, 21 June 1958 *
They Will Try Again, 28 June 1958 *
‘Hornerism’ Has a History, 5 July 1958 *
Choosing the moment, 12 July 1958 *
‘No Politics Please’, 2 August 1958 *
Workers in Uniform, 9 August 1958 *
‘Export of Revolution’, 1917-1924, August 1958
Legend and Reality, 16 August 1958 *
A War was Stopped, 30 August 1958 *
Disguised Taxation, 13 September 1958 *
What Butler is after, 20 September 1958 *
The Antidote to Racialism, 27 September 1958 *
The Blue Lamp Flickers, 4 October 1958 *
Breakfast in Bed for McAlpine the First, 11 October 1958 *
More about the 1859 Builders’ Lock-out, 18 October 1958 *
Mr Justice Ron and the Pickets, 25 October 1958 *
Top cop who came unstuck, 1 November 1958 *
Fight with both Fists, 8 November 1958 *
Rank-and-file Movements of the Thirties, 15 November 1958 *
Tied to the capitalist wagon, 22 November 1958 *
For the Attention of Mr Roy Nash, 29 November 1958 *
Socialism and the Wolfenden Report, 6 December 1958 *
South Bank and Tolpuddle, 13 December 1958 *
A Ministry of Police?, 20 December 1958 *
Convertibility and Class Struggle, 3 January 1959 *
The Price of Silence, 24 January 1959 *
Socialism and the Struggle against War, 31 January 1959 *
When is a tax not a tax?, 7 February 1959 *
Demagogy versus Science, 21 February 1959 *
The Main Channel, 28 February 1959 *
Butskellism Has a Pedigree, 14 March 1959 *
It’s a Complex Crisis, 21 March 1959 *
Students in the ’Thirties, 28 March 1959 *
How the Pioneers Did It, 4 April 1959 *
Workers and the H-Bomb, 25 April 1959 *
Marxists in the Second World War, April 1959 (as B. Farnborough)
Some Past Rank-and-File Movements, April 1959
Class-War-Minded Bosses, 9 May 1959 *
Workers in Uniform, 16 May 1959 *
Right Wing Is Not Satisfied, 23 May 1959 *
What Must Be ‘Smashed’?, 30 May 1959 *
Why Not by ‘Peaceful’ Means?, 6 June 1959 *
Origin of a Caste System, 13 June 1959 *
When Printers Censored a Capitalist Paper, 27 June 1959 *
Stay-Down and Stalinism, 4 July 1959 *
They Were a Match for the Sweaters, 11 July 1959 *
Blacklegs and Boomerangs, 18 July 1959 *
Political ‘Find the Lady’, 25 July 1959 *
When Rank and File Won Shorter Hours, 15 August 1959 *
Including Us Out?, 22 August 1959 *
Battles Long Ago, 29 August 1959 *
Geese and Ganders, 5 September 1959 *
He liked Lloyd George, 12 September 1959 *
Chuck It, K, 19 September 1959 *
The Litvinov Touch, 26 September 1959 *
George Padmore, 10 October 1959 *
There He Goes Again, 31 October 1959 *
Who Are the Tories?, 3 October 1959 *
Hiroshima Re-visited, 3 October 1959 *
‘The Prophet Unarmed: Trotsky 1921-1929’, 10 October 1959 *
How to Fight Rent Increases, 17 October 1959 *
Not by Politics Alone, 24 October 1959 *
A Timely Book, 7 November 1959 *
Some Lessons from History: The Left Review, 1934-1938, 7 November 1959
Never Again?, 14 November 1959 *
A Revealing Burp!, 28 November 1959 *
Marxism in Britain 1881-1920, October 1959
A Warning from the Past, 5 December 1959 *
Labour Youth, 12 December 1959 *
Victor Grayson, 19 December 1959 *
Palmiro Togliatti, 2 January 1960
Keeping the Reds at Bay, 2 January 1960 *
Slump Nonsense, 9 January 1960 *
Join the Army and See the World, 16 January 1960 *
Traditions must be timely, 23 January 1960 *
Background to a Crime, 30 January 1960 *
Officers and Gentlemen, 6 February 1960 *
The 1919 Rail Strike, 13 February 1960 *
A Political Con Man?, 20 February 1960 *
Black Friday and Red, 27 February 1960 *
Building the Bolshevik Party – Some Organizational Aspects, February 1960
Oxford Episode, 5 March 1960 *
One Way Only, 12 March 1960 *
Old Acquaintance, 19 March 1960 *
Geese, Ganders and Gaitskell, 26 March 1960 *
No Smoke Without Fire, 2 April 1960 *
Young Socialists, 9 April 1960 *
Know Your M.P., 16 April 1960 *
A Dream of Fair Marshalls, 23 Arpil 1960 *
It’s Hard to be Non-Political, 30 April 1960 *
Trotsky as an Historian, August 1960
1921 and All That, October 1960
Lenin and Trotsky on Pacifism and Defeatism, Spring 1961
For the 20th Anniversary of Comrade Harry Pollitt as General Secretary of the CP, Spring 1976
Review: Robert Service (ed.), Society and Politics in the Russian Revolution, 1993
Review: RC Elwood, Inessa Armand, 1993