John Campbell

Demythologising Nye Bevan

In a controversial new study of Labour’s great post-war hero, John Campbell argues that Bevan was both more of a Marxist and a hard-nosed politician than his friends and admirers have portrayed.

For Posterity...

What use can historians make of those diaries which politicians keep for posterity – and rush into print? John Campbell considers two viewpoints of the 1964-1970 Wilson government, those of Richard Crossman and of Barbara Castle.