The biography on Ursula Kuczynski (aka Agent Sonya) by Ben McIntyre is an exciting account of a woman who took many risks as a spy for the Soviet Union whilst being a mother of three children.
Like other regions of the UK and many other parts of the world, Cornwall has been on lockdown since the end of March with many workplaces having shut down and many workers having been furloughed. Governmental failings have been repeated here, as elsewhere, with lack of PPE and protection for essential workers and vulnerable people.
Nathan Russell reviews a modern classic by iconic US communist academic Michael Parenti and argues it has important lessons for today’s struggles.
Martin Graham, convener of the Communist Party’s Economic Commission, reviews an exposition of Marxist political economy.
Julian Jones reviews J.G. Farrell’s The Siege of Krishnapur (1973), the second outing in a loosely connected trilogy of novels set among the breakdown of British colonial rule.