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15 Years of the Left Archive: British and Irish Communist Organisation… The Irish Communist from 1973. August 9, 2022

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Here’s the first post proper of the Archive, posted this day in 2007 (there was an earlier post which was the genesis of the idea – as noted here). It’s more subjective than later posts and the comments had a great longevity – the most recent being in 2017. Well worth a read.


1. sonofstan - August 9, 2022

Some much missed posters there. Splintered sunrise for one: often, I had no idea what he was on about, but a joy to read nonetheless.

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WorldbyStorm - August 9, 2022

Do you remember he took a very odd turn in the early 2010s? Think he wound up writing a few pieces for the Tablet or one of the English Catholic periodicals. But without question an astute and witty commentator on all matters left.


sonofstan - August 9, 2022

I actually quite enjoyed those bits he did, despite not really being quite sure what he was getting at: I was half convinced it was parody, showing how left factionalism could be mirrored within a quite different sphere….

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WorldbyStorm - August 9, 2022

So did I but it divided the fanbase, I could never work out was it serious or not. I think it probably was, but… then again…


Mat - August 10, 2022

I’m convinced his turn was genuine albeit strange. Always loved his blog both before and after the turn though. It’s funny BICO remained unpleasant through a massive about face, and he remained a good guy during the same.

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