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  • Author:
    David A Perrin
  • ISBN:
    1872424805
  • ISBN13:
    978-1872424804
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  • Publisher:
    Bridge Books (2000)
  • Pages:
    215 pages
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    Politics & Government
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The Socialist Party of Great Britain (SPGB) is a socialist political party in the United Kingdom.

The Socialist Party of Great Britain (SPGB) is a socialist political party in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1904 as a split from the Social Democratic Federation (SDF), it advocates using the ballot box for revolutionary purposes and opposes both Leninism and reformism.

The Socialist Party of Great Britain has weathered a number of internal disputes since its foundation in 1904, some of which have led to organisational breakaways. Membership of the Socialist Party of Great Britain has been conditional on acceptance of the Party's Object and Declaration of Principles

Socialism in the United Kingdom is thought to stretch back to the 19th century from roots arising in the aftermath of the English Civil War. Notions of socialism in Great Britain have taken many different forms from the utopian philanthropism of Robe.

Socialism in the United Kingdom is thought to stretch back to the 19th century from roots arising in the aftermath of the English Civil War. Notions of socialism in Great Britain have taken many different forms from the utopian philanthropism of Robert Owen through to the reformist electoral project enshrined in the birth of the Labour Party. The Reformation occurred later in Britain than in most of mainland Europe.

More scholarly in tone than the anecdotal style of The Monument. Didn't feel too long, possibly because well-structured but comprehensive enough.

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History and influence. The Socialist Party of Great Britain was founded in 1904 as split from the Social Democratic Federation (SDF). It was formed to oppose the SDF's reformism and as part of a response to that organisation's domination by H. M. Hyndman (which also led to the SPGB's aversion to leadership). Debates between the Socialist Party of Great Britain and other groups were of particular importance in bringing the party case to an outside audience without the sometimes off-putting rhetoric of platform speaking, or the one-sidedness of educational talks.

Perrin, David A. (2000). The Socialist Party of Great Britain: Politics, Economics and Britain's Oldest Socialist Party. Wrexham: Bridge Books. pp. 33–35, 38. ISBN 1-872424-80-5. Socialist Party of Great Britain.

The Socialist Party of Great Britain: Politics, economics and Britain’s oldest socialist party. Time and narrative (Vol. 1). Chicago: Chicago University Press.

Debates between the Socialist Party of Great Britain and other groups were of particular importance in bringing the party case to an outside audience without the sometimes off-putting rhetoric of platform speaking, or the one-sidedness of educational talks. A prime instance of this importance for the party is the case of Richard Headicar, a former Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament speaker, won over after debating with the party. Of rather wider historical importance were the debates with the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) in the late 1940s


Jack
"A lust-laced hallelujah."

That's how G. B. Mann described the steamy novel, In Search of Pretty Young Black Men by award-winning filmmaker and playwright Stanley Bennett Clay. The quote, by the author of Low-Hanging Fruit, is on the back cover of the dust-jacket. I made a skeptical little sound at the magnificent, though extremely `authorly' quip-one carefully crafted to be repeated, and therefore, somewhat self-serving.

Why am I repeating it? Because after reading the book, I realize that Mr. Mann's four little words can't be bested. He hit the nail with this one ... dead center.

I took the provocatively titled tome on my birthday cruise and between peaceful moments staring at the sea, I was enraptured by this tale of Dorian Moore, "... a mysterious and seductive young man who provides comfort to the moneyed, the neglected, the lost, and the lonely in an elegant hilltop community in Southern California."

It was the title that drew me in, and I ordered it from Amazon without knowing a thing about Stanley Bennett Clay. Maybe because I've resigned myself to the fact that, in a way, my life has been a search for pretty young black men ever since I WAS one ... and also that, until the day I die, they'll have the heart-stopping ability to bring a smile to my face, a tingle to my nether-region, and make me play the biggest fool. Yeah. The good ones can.

As J and I sun-bathed and enjoyed the pleasant rocking of the ship (he was reading the hip debut by Blaire R. Poole ... Breathe), I peeked over my shades at the most pleasant sight. A real, live, pretty young black man (who'd only been old enough to drink for ten minutes, tops) sauntered by looking edible, dangerous and darkly Brazilian in his Speedo. My elbow nudged J and we both watched him set up a deck chair opposite us ... and then put on a seductive show involving languid application of oil, and a few choice stretches.

`Oh ... my ... God.' J muttered, expressing his appreciation for my heads-up.

I thought of Stanley Bennett Clay's character, Dorian Moore-who drove some residents of the exclusively rich black enclave of Baldwin Hills to lascivious and tragic distraction-and I had to admit that lust for such heavenly creatures ... can do exactly that.

Stanley Bennett Clay grabs you by the nuts, and slowly squeezes. In Search of Pretty Young Black Men made me question the objectification of the pretty young `anythings' of the world, and ponder society's ideas (and my own) about lust and morality. And reading it was kinda like being ravaged by a pretty young black man. Well ... almost. ~ Taylor Siluwé, author of Dancing With The Devil
Marinara
I read this book because my reading club selected it. Not something I would but on my own.
Ckelond
Although not quite the dramatic novel that I anticipated, quite the read nonetheless. This tale centers around the Black privileged of Los Angeles's Baldwin Hills. Dr. Lamont Lester-Allegro is married to the dark and beautiful Maggie; but a revelation during their honeymoon has doomed their marriage from the start, sending the lives of both hurtling into an abyss of deceit, betrayal and despair. Dorian Moore is an escort, and the pretty young black man that everyone desires to be with. When Maggie is rejected by her husband, she seeks solace in the arms of this beautiful young man. It is soon clear that Moore will impact the lives of many, catastrophically, and lead to death, love and healing.

With beautiful words, this author has captured the struggles of the human spirit. While the tale is both shocking and sad, it is ultimately a story of the healing of that spirit...wherein lies the beauty of this novel.

DYB
Love Me
With an economy of beautifully chosen words, Clay weaves a story that ultimately shows that openness is the only way to live. His repressed characters lead tragic, unfulfilled lives. But through all this, Clay manages to show a light at the end of the tunnel: if we can be open and honest with our relationships, then we can be happy. Along the way, Clay spices his story with some very graphic sex scenes, which may be offputting for some readers but are gloriously illustrative of his point, that love trumps sex every time!
Maman
What an incredible plot! The author kept me spellbound. It was a fun read. The very great difficulty for me was following the past and the present in this novel. Somewhat disjointed! The characters developments were all too shallow and brief. None the less. The story title was brillant. The story was brillant. The decriptive scenes were evocative. This writer had some writing difficulties, but these are easily overcome. This man will become a very famous writer. He has the right stuff! I can't wait to read more from him.
Nkeiy
Mr. Stanley Bennett Clay wrote this book so beautifully. I must admit that I had to re-read some sentences to make sure I was reading correctly. Drama ain't even the word for it. There is one part in the novel where he described love making between two of the characters and I almost thought I was reading a Zane novel. That's definately a compliment. Great read.
grand star
This book kept me spellbound from the first page to the last. A very deep book that you won't put down until you have read the last page.
Fooled me... not a great book.. I usually read a book of this size in 1 -2 days.... I'm pushing on two weeks.... just want to get through it and give it away.