- Betrayal of the Left
"Betrayal of the Left" was a book of essays published in early 1941 by the
Left Book Club, edited and largely written by Victor Gollancz(but with significant contributions from George Orwelland others) that condemned the Communist Party of Great Britainfor backing the Nazi-Soviet pactof 1939 and for taking a revolutionary defeatistposition in the war against Nazi Germany. It was particularly critical of the CP-organised People's Conventionof January 1941, the high point of the CP's revolutionary defeatism during the period of Stalin's alliance with Hitler. It marked a decisive break by the democratic left from its 1930s alliance with the CP.
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