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Tony Benn - Books and Pamphlets

Tony Benn, formerly the leading light of the parliamentary left in Britain and long time peace campaigner, is also a celebrated author. He has written a number of stimulating and incisive books and pamphlets, which Spokesman Books have published.

<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Speeches by Tony Benn</span>Speeches by Tony Benn
"Political speeches delivered at public meetings are in the oldest tradition of democratic debate; and they have retained their importance in the labour movement.

They are a part of the process of mutual education by which the people discuss and learn from their own experience.

These speeches, together with some articles and memoranda written over the years, record at least as much about what I have learned as about what I have tried to expound.

Some of the views expressed do not stand up so well to the test of time. Many are now widely accepted in the movement and outside.

Political arguments tend to be most sterile when they are confined within the limits of conventional wisdom and rotate around the personalities involved in them. The most fruitful are those parallel, analytical debates, rooted in our daily experience, which offer alternative explanations of that experience and open up different perspectives for the future.

Many of the speeches reproduced in this volume were intended to be part of that broader socialist debate."

Tony Benn
London, August 1974

Available in paperback for the first time, this new edition includes an interview with the author about workers' control, the occupy movement and other political issues.


Price: 15.00

314 pages | Paperback
ISBN: 978 0 85124 810 3


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Speaker, The Commons and Democracy</span>The Speaker, The Commons and Democracy
by Tony Benn

There is no doubt that unless we can restore the vitality of representative democracy more and more people will conclude that they are just pawns in an unending political game to be managed and manipulated for the convenience of those at the top.

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46 pages | Spokesman Pamphlet 94
ISBN: 978 0 85124 639 0


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Levellers and the English Democratic Tradition</span>The Levellers and the English Democratic Tradition
by Tony Benn

The Levellers continue to inspire political debate and public interest. Thousands of people travel to Burford, attracted by their story with its ideas of democracy and common ownership. Tony Benn's and Frieder Otto Wolf's sparkling speeches to the annual Leveller's Day celebrations at Burford, separated by more than twenty years, give ample testimony to the strength of this tradition.


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24 pages | Spokesman Pamphlet 92
ISBN: 978 0 85124 6338


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>On the Falklands War</span>On the Falklands War
by Tony Benn

This pamphlet is OUT OF PRINT.


Price: 2.00

16 pages | Spokesman Pamphlet 79
ISBN: 978 085124 3399


<span style='font-size: 14px;'>European Unity</span>European Unity
A New Perspective
by Tony Benn

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16 pages | Spokesman Pamphlet 75
ISBN: 978 085124 3269


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Why America Needs Democratic Socialism</span>Why America Needs Democratic Socialism
by Tony Benn

Price: 2.00

8 pages | Spokesman Pamphlet 64
ISBN: 978 085124 2668


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Trade Unionism</span>Trade Unionism
A Strategy for the 1980s
by Tony Benn

Tony Benn contributed to the work of the Institute for Workers' Control, in the form of a number of pamphlets, which are still available.

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Price: 2.00

16 pages | IWC Pamphlet 84
ISBN: 978 090174 0830


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Case for Party Democracy</span>The Case for Party Democracy
by Tony Benn

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16 pages | IWC Pamphlet 72
ISBN: 978 090174 0700


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Case for Constitutional Civil Service</span>The Case for Constitutional Civil Service
by Tony Benn

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16 pages | IWC Pamphlet 69
ISBN: 978 090174 0670


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Case for a Constitutional Premiership</span>The Case for a Constitutional Premiership
by Tony Benn

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24 pages | IWC Pamphlet 67
ISBN: 978 090174 0632


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Need for a Free Press</span>The Need for a Free Press
by Tony Benn

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8 pages | IWC Pamphlet 66
ISBN: 978 090174 0649


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>The Right to Know</span>The Right to Know
The case for Freedom of Information
to Safeguard our Basic Liberties

by Tony Benn

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16 pages | IWC Pamphlet 62
ISBN: 978 090174 0595


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Industry, Technology and Democracy</span>Industry, Technology and Democracy
by Tony Benn

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18 pages | IWC Pamphlet 60
ISBN: 978 090174 0571


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>A New Course for Labour</span>A New Course for Labour
by Tony Benn

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22 pages | IWC Pamphlet 51
ISBN: 978 090174 0496


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>A 10 year Industrial Strategy for Britain</span>A 10 year Industrial Strategy for Britain
by Tony Benn, Frances Morrell and Francis Cripps

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12 pages | IWC Pamphlet 49
ISBN: 978 090174 0472


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Labour and the Slump</span>Labour and the Slump
by Tony Benn

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12 pages | IWC Pamphlet 48
ISBN: 978 090174 0465


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<span style='font-size: 14px;'>Industrial Democracy</span>Industrial Democracy
by Tony Benn

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24 pages | IWC Pamphlet 45
ISBN: 978 090174 0434


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