John Medhurst

John Medhurst

John Medhurst is the author of That Option No Longer Exists: Britain 1974-76 (2014, Zero), which Hilary Wainwright called “A really excellent book” which “…has done the left a huge service”; and No Less Than Mystic: A History of Lenin and the Russian Revolution for a 21st Century Left (2017, Repeater), which Noam Chomsky called “…very comprehensive and insightful, and linked in perceptive ways to current affairs” .

John Medhurst works for the UK’s largest civil service trade union, the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), is a Director of the Labour Research Department (LRD) and a contributing writer for the Institute of Employment Rights (IER). He has written for Red Pepper, Novara Media, Green Left, the Journal of Contemporary European Research and Twentieth Century Communism: a Journal of International History.

He lives in Brighton, England, with his wife and two daughters.

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