Interview with Ian Birchall, author of "Tony Cliff: A Marxist for His Time"
Radical Minds is a show that airs every Thursday at 2 PM on WHPK 88.5 FM Chicago. Aired October 19th, 2017, this episode features excerpts of an interview conducted by Efraim Carlebach and Sophia Freeman of the Platypus Affiliated Society with Ian Birchall.
Ian Birchall is a British Marxist historian and translator, a former member of the Socialist Workers Party and author of numerous articles and books, particularly relating to the French Left. Formerly Senior Lecturer in French at Middlesex University, his research interests include the Comintern, the International Working Class, Communism and Trotskyism, France and Syndicalism, Babeuf, Sartre, Victor Serge and Alfred Rosmer. He is on the editorial board of Revolutionary History, a member of the London Socialist Historians Group and has completed a biography of Tony Cliff.