I am a socialist writer and translator. I have written the following books: France: the Struggle Goes On [with Tony Cliff, 1968]; Workers Against the Monolith ; Bailing Out the System ; The Spectre of Babeuf ; Sartre Against Stalinism; A Rebel’s Guide to Lenin ; Tony Cliff: A Marxist For His Time . I have translated Alfred Rosmer and Victor Serge, and published numerous articles in political and academic journals.
For many years I taught in a grossly mismanaged institution called Middlesex Polytechnic, but I try not to think about it. I am on the Editorial Board of Revolutionary History and a member of the London Socialist Historians Group. In 1962 I joined the International Socialists (forerunner of the Socialist Workers Party) and remained a member for over half a century. The future, in Joe Strummer’s words, is unwritten.