What is Trotskyism? What do Trotskyite groups hold in common? How to Trotskyists seek to influence politics? What are their common methods of working, recruiting, educating and indoctrinating well-defined and near-sacred shibboleths into members and new recruits?
John Kelly, author of "Contemporary Trotskyism: Parties, Sects and Social Movements in Britain", launched his critically acclaimed new book in Scotland at a Communist Party of Britain hosted public event. This was filmed on Friday 31st August 2018 at Unity Office, 72 Waterloo Street, Glasgow.
John Kelly teaches at the Department of Management, Birkbeck College, University of London. He has published widely on trade unions and the labour movement. Years of meticulous research and academic rigour are combined with a sympathetic and passionate Marxist outlook.
This live filmed presentation is a "tour de force", mirroring the unique and more detailed analysis of his new book. What is the structure and influence of modern British Trotskyism, and why is it so far so resilient?