This book contains two essays. The first is Every Cook Can Govern by C.L.R. James. The second is The Invading Socialist Society, by James and Raya Dunayevskaya.
This pamphlet by the Johnson-Forest Tendency was published in 1947. . . [W]e found it imperative to clarify our positions against those of Trotsky, positions which the Socialist Workers Party was repeating with ritual emphasis. It was in the course of doing this that in 1947 we published The Invading Socialist Society.
- C.L.R. James, from the preface to the second edition in 1972.