First published in International Socialism 2 : 9, Summer 1980.
Transcribed by Christian Høgsbjerg, with thanks to the Lipman-Miliband Trust.
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.
This issue of the journal has been expanded by another 16 pages, mainly to accommodate two major articles: Alex Callinicos and John Rogers on Southern Africa after Mugabe, and Chris Harman on Theories of the Crisis. The latter is the first of a three part enterprise on the theme of locating the crisis.
Again our discussion section takes up a number of issues raised in previous contributions. Apart from the shorter contributions in Notes and Letters, we have a further contribution (from Daniel Bensaïd) on the Crisis of the European Revolutionary Left, and one from Robin Blackburn, from New Left Review, criticising the Binns and Gonzalez article on Cuba, Castro and Socialism in our last issue. We shall be replying to both these in future issues of the journal.
Finally, we have had to increase our price to £1.25. This is the first real increase in price since we began 9 issues ago (our first two issues were, it is true, only 75p, but they were only 98 pages long). Our costs have more than doubled since we began, and it has only been buoyant sales that have kept down the price this long.
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