The Monument: The story of the Socialist Party of Great Britain - Robert Barltrop

The Monument: The Story of the Socialist Party of Great Britain is about a group of people who emerged from the nineteenth century declaring hostility to the official Labour movement and all reforms. They were self-educated working men and their watch-word was ‘no-compromise’. They stood almost alone against the 1914-18 war, and foretold the state capitalist outcome of the Russian Revolution. We disagree with their electoralism but reproduce this text for reference.

Submitted by jondwhite on July 14, 2014

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syndicalist

10 years ago

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Submitted by syndicalist on July 14, 2014

Oh wow. I read this years ago, Enjoyable piece of socialist history.

Norman Young

10 years ago

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Submitted by Norman Young on July 15, 2014

I remember seeing these guys selling their paper outside boots, Reform Street in Dundee many years ago and they were the ones to introduce me into socialist politics, and I've been an Anarchist ever since!

vinnieuk

10 years ago

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Submitted by vinnieuk on July 16, 2014

They are still around, still oppose reformism and still the most democratic party in existence :)

Introduced me to socialism ages ago, Once class conscious always class conscious.

The socialist on the front is Harry Young. He stayed at my house after a public meeting in Sunderland.

jondwhite

9 years 11 months ago

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Submitted by jondwhite on July 30, 2014

I wouldn't have thought the publication would have been sold in Reform Street.

Spikymike

2 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Spikymike on October 19, 2021

Thanks for this lost my hard copy of this book years ago.
Edit: I notice that there is a short critical review of this book by my old comrade included in issue 5 of the journal 'Social Revolution' recently added to libcom here:
https://libcom.org/library/social-revolution-5