He’s an old hand in British Marxism, a noted historian and critic. I’ve been reading his old articles in the New Left Review to try to find interesting books to read (and to get a head start on grasping them critically).
What I wonder is whether or not he’s a well known (and well regarded) writer internationally. What takes do people here have? Thoughts on NLR are welcome too. I’m keen on it but open to alternatives.
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See my other answer - tl;dr veteran of CPGB, historian and critic. Very influential on the British left in general.