Tony Cliff was a revolutionary socialist for more than two thirds of a century and was a founder member of the Socialist Workers Party in Britain. He died in April 2000.
These essays were originally written for socialist organisations in Germany and Turkey during the last year of Cliff's life.
They cover an enormous range of topics: from the Russian Revolution to the explanation of its demise, from the struggle against fascism to the myths and reality of globalisation, form the need for a revolutionary party to whether world revolution is still possible today, and much more besides.
They are written as Cliff spoke, in a down to earth style with many memorable stories to make his point.
They are a unique introduction to the Marxist philosophy of socialism from below but will also inspire and educate those familiar with the best in Marxist thinking.