Noel Ignatiev

Noel Ignatiev

Noel Ignatiev has been trying for over fifty years, without apparent success, to make a revolution. In addition to contributing to A New Notion, he wrote How the Irish Became White, co-founded and co-edited Race Traitor (American Book Award winner), and edited Lesson of the Hour: Wendell Phillips on Abolition and Strategy. He has written countless articles, leaflets and pamphlets, and lectures widely to both popular and scholarly audiences. He is now back at his day job at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, having recently returned from Lebanon, where he was Edward Said Visiting Professor of American Studies at the American University of Beirut. Rolling Stone magazine named him a “dangerous mind.” Before entering the academy he worked for over twenty years in steel mills, farm equipment plants and machine-tool factories. He has two children, Rachel and John Henry.


A New Notion: Two Works by C.L.R. James: “Every Cook Can Govern” and “The Invading Socialist Society”

A New Notion: Two Works by C.L.R. James: “Every Cook Can Govern” and “The Invading Socialist Society”

SKU: 9781604860474
Author: C.L.R. James • Edited by Noel Ignatiev
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604860474
Published: 2/2010
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Page count: 160
Size: 8.5 x 5.5
Subjects: Politicial Science, Marxism, History



Praise

“It would take a person with great confidence, and good judgment, to select from the substantial writings of C.L.R. James just two items to represent the ‘principal themes’ in James’ life and thought. Fortunately, Noel Ignatiev is such a person.  With a concise, but thorough introduction, Ignatiev sets the stage and C.L.R. James does the rest. In these often confusing times one way to keep one’s head on straight and to chart a clear path to the future is to engage the analytical methods and theoretical insights of C.L.R. James. What you hold in your hands is an excellent starting point.”
—John H. Bracey Jr., professor of African-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and co-editor of Strangers & Neighbors: Relations Between Blacks & Jews in the United States.

“C.L.R. James has arguably had a greater influence on the underlying thinking of independence movements in the West Indies and Africa than any living man.”
Sunday Times

“It remains remarkable how far ahead of his time he was on so many issues.”
New Society


Introduction by Noel

Modern Politics

Modern Politics

SKU: 9781604863116
Author: C.L.R. James • Introduction by Noel Ignatiev
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604863116
Published: 10/2013
Format: Paperback
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Page count: 176
Subjects: Political Science, History



Praise

“When one looks back over the last twenty years to those men who were most far-sighted, who first began to tease out the muddle of ideology in our times, who were at the same time Marxists with a hard theoretical basis, and close students of society, humanists with a tremendous response to and understanding of human culture, Comrade James is one of the first one thinks of.”
—E.P. Thompson

“C.L.R. James is one of those rare individuals whom history proves right.” —Race Today

“C.L.R. James has arguably had a greater influence on the underlying thinking of independence movements in the West Indies and Africa than any living man.”
Sunday Times

“It remains remarkable how far ahead of his time he was on so many issues.”
New Society

“C.L.R. James has a special place in the history of Third World revolutionary movements. He combines Caribbean nationalism, Black radicalism, a once Trotskyist blend of revolutionary anti-imperialism, and the European classic tradition in an individual and potent mix. A mine of richness and variety.”
Times Educational Supplement

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