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ISSN 0025-4118
LCCN 64029805
OCLC no. 472455801
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Marxism Today, published between 1957 and 1991, was the theoretical magazine of the Communist Party of Great Britain.[1] The magazine was headquartered in London.[2] It was particularly important during the 1980s under the editorship of Martin Jacques. Through Marxism Today, Jacques is sometimes credited with coining the term Thatcherism, and believed they were deconstructing the ideology of the government of the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher, through their theory of New Times. It was also a venue for the influential British Cultural Studies of Stuart Hall.

It was the standard-bearer for the "reformist" wing of the CPGB in the years 1977–1991.[3]

A "special issue" was published in 1998, seven years after the magazine's demise. Until 1998, the New Statesman magazine described itself on an inside page as "incorporating" Marxism Today (among other titles).

See also


  1. ^ Marxism Today: the forgotten visionaries whose ideas could save Labour The Guardian. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Marxism Today". WorldCat. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  3. ^ Pimlott, Herbert (2005). "From "Old Left" to "New Labour"? Eric Hobsbawm and the rhetoric of "realistic Marxism"". Labour/Le Travail. 56: 175–197. Retrieved 24 May 2012. See p. 178ff.

External links

  • Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust website All the issues of the journal from 1980 to 1991 are available in digital format copyright free (CC copyright). The site also includes an article on the journal's history by Martin Jacques.
  • Callinicos, Alex (1985). "The politics of Marxism Today". International Socialism. 2 (29). - A critical analysis.

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