Wide-ranging, well-informed and measured in its judgements, Willie Thompson’s new book provides a first-rate introduction to movements and ideas in the so-called ‘age of ideologies’. (Professor Kevin Morgan, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester)
Aptly characterises the deadly contest over which ideology shall prevail, ending with Fascism's destruction in war, communism's dissolution from within, and liberalism/conservatism's emergence intact. (CHOICE)
About the Author
Willie Thompson was until his retirement Professor of Contemporary History at Glasgow Caledonian University. His books, published by Pluto, include The Good Old Cause: British Communism 1920-1991 (1992), What Happened to History? (2000) and Ideologies in the Age of Extremes: Liberalism, Conservatism, Communism, Fascism 1914-91 (2011). He is currently vice-president of the Socialist History Society.