Daily Archives: January 14, 2023

Christopher Hill: Marxist History and Balliol College, Penelope J. Corfield

Christopher Hill, the eminent Marxist historian, became Master of Balliol College Oxford in 1965. His election was considered a surprise by many, because his stance as a man of the left was publicly known. Therefore it was assumed – wrongly as it turned out – that such a provocative political outlook would prevent Hill from gaining the top job at an old-established College in an old-established University like Oxford.

In the pre-election debates, however, his supporters argued that he would be ‘good for Balliol’. One effective speech within the College making that case came from Maurice Keen, the historian of medieval England and a moderate Tory gentleman of the old school. His advocacy swung many waverers. After all, Hill was not an unknown quantity within Balliol, where he had studied as a student in the early 1930s and where he was elected to a Fellowship in 1938, returning in 1945 after his war-time secondment to Military Intelligence.

Nonetheless, there was some internal resistance to be overcome. Cold War hardliners remained deeply suspicious of Hill’s politics; and his divorce in the mid-1950s had met with voiced disapproval from traditional moralists such as Hill’s predecessor as Master, David Lindsay Keir. That reaction dated from the era when outsiders felt free to interpret other people’s matrimonial difficulties as a sign of moral turpitude as well as a symptom of social breakdown.

It hurt Hill, who had not sought the divorce. And it also irked him, as a symptom of narrow-minded repression and an excessive reverence for outward forms with which he fundamentally disagreed. The choice of Hill was therefore a moment when the Balliol
selectorate overrode not only old Cold War battle-lines but also some long-standing cultural disagreements among the Fellowship. A new-broom atmosphere seemed at last to bring the College into the spirit of the 1960s. And Christopher Hill did indeed prove to be good for Balliol, to which to which he was staunchly loyal. He played fair with all, discouraging factionalism. His personal style was informal and unpretentious. In particular, Hill paid great attention to the College students of all backgrounds and views, keeping in touch with many long after his own retirement as Master.

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Christopher Hill: The Marxist Historian as I Knew Him

Verso is co-hosting the inaugural Christoper Hill Memorial Lectures, which celebrate the contribution of historian Christopher Hill to the study of the popular voice in the 17th Century, and its importane to discussions of society today. The lecture will be by introduced by Prof Penny Corfield on ‘Christopher Hill and the Spirit of Equality’ and will be given by Prof Justin Champion on “Heaven Taken by Storm: Christopher Hill, Andrew Marvell and the Dissenting Tradition’.

Penelope J. Corfield 04 October 2018

Christopher Hill: The Marxist Historian as I Knew Him

Penelope J. Corfield reflects on the personal and political life of her late uncle, the eminent Marxist historian Christopher Hill. Throughout his life, Hill was deeply committed to the principle of equality and the vision of a just society without poverty and exploitation – egalitarian ideals that are as important today as they were in the 1640s.

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Huns, Vandals and the Fall of the Roman Empire: Thomas Hodgkin

It was Attila the Hun who brought together the Germanic barbarians and created a series of vigorous kingdoms out of the collapsing Roman Empire. In this authoritative history, Hodgkin explores Attila’s rise and rule over the Huns in the 440s, when Vandals, Ostrogoths, Gepids and Franks were also fighting under his banner and his dominion extended over Germany and Scythia from the Rhine to the frontiers of China. The power vacuum after Attila’s death led to the fall of the Hunnish empire and the rise of the Vandals, who sacked Rome in 455. Out of a period of constant fighting amongst the different tribes came the first barbarian king of Italy, Odovakar, signalling the true end of the Western Roman Empire.

Hodgkin’s comprehensive work on this dramatic period was originally published as one volume of a larger history of Italy. He drew a vivid picture of the fifth-century collapse of the Roman Empire, making use of the texts of Latin and Greek chroniclers, describing, for example, the campaigns of Attila or life in barbarian Gaul. By using analogies with events in his own time (the late nineteenth century), and finding parallels with the state of what was then the British Empire, he brought his subject even more successfully to life. The conclusions in this classic book on what causes an empire to collapse are still valid today.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Greenhill Pr (January 1, 1996)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 640 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1853672424
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1853672422
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.09 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 2 x 9 inches

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The future our grandchildren deserve | Bill Gates — (Really? an unsustainable fossil-fueled future? Do they “deserve” that?)

I turned 67 in October. It’s hard to believe I’m that old—in America, most people my age are retired!

But I won’t be slowing down anytime soon. I’m still going full speed on the project I began more than two decades ago, which is to give the vast majority of my resources back to society. Although I don’t care where I rank on the list of the world’s richest people, I do know that as I succeed in giving, I will drop down and eventually off the list altogether.

I’ve always viewed my philanthropy as a way to help reduce the awful inequities I see around the world. I also feel a responsibility to give my wealth back to society in ways that do the most good for the most people. But I started looking at the world through a new lens recently—when my older daughter gave me the incredible news that I’ll become a grandfather next year.

Simply typing that phrase, “I’ll become a grandfather next year,” makes me emotional. And the thought gives a new dimension to my work. When I think about the world my grandchild will be born into, I’m more inspired than ever to help everyone’s children and grandchildren have a chance to survive and thrive.

This is a long-term project that requires patience; in the effort to make the world more equitable, success is measured in years and decades. Maybe age makes it easier to understand this. When I was in my twenties, I didn’t think that anyone my grandparents’ age had anything useful to offer the world at large. As I get older, though, I see how wrong I was.

I do almost all of my work through the Gates Foundation, though most of my efforts on climate and clean energy are housed at Breakthrough Energy and I fund research on Alzheimer’s disease separately. Global health is a major focus for the foundation because it’s the worst inequity on the planet and it’s a solvable problem. More than two decades ago, Melinda and I were shocked to learn how little money and effort were put into saving the lives of children in poor countries, and we thought the world should do more.

The world has been doing more—and it shows. Since 2000, when the foundation began, the childhood death rate has been cut by half.

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“Where can we turn to learn?” Why not “GatesNotes?” – the insider insight from the billionaire himself…

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After all this is a billionaire who is offering you his insights for “free” if you wish to “subscribe”

or specific arguments in the form of “articles” and available video streams

Why bother with the expense of “higher education” when you can become “informed” (and, perhaps, transformed) for free from one of Harvard’s most renowned drop-outs? — and one of the world’s most vocal evangelists for the belief in techno-scientific-salvationism.

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The Future is Degrowth: A Guide to a World Beyond Capitalism: Matthias Schmelzer, Andrea Vetter, Aaron Vansintjan

Economic growth isn’t working, and it cannot be made to work. Offering a counter-history of how economic growth emerged in the context of colonialism, fossil-fueled industrialization, and capitalist modernity, The Future Is Degrowth argues that the ideology of growth conceals the rising inequalities and ecological destructions associated with capitalism, and points to desirable alternatives to it.

Not only in society at large, but also on the left, we are held captive by the hegemony of growth. Even proposals for emancipatory Green New Deals or postcapitalism base their utopian hopes on the development of productive forces, on redistributing the fruits of economic growth and technological progress. Yet growing evidence shows that continued economic growth cannot be made compatible with sustaining life and is not necessary for a good life for all.

This book provides a vision for postcapitalism beyond growth. Building on a vibrant field of research, it discusses the political economy and the politics of a non-growing economy. It charts a path forward through policies that democratise the economy, “now-topias” that create free spaces for experimentation, and counter-hegemonic movements that make it possible to break with the logic of growth. Degrowth perspectives offer a way to step off the treadmill of an alienating, expansionist, and hierarchical system.

A handbook and a manifesto, The Future Is Degrowth is a must-read for all interested in charting a way beyond the current crises.


“This book is to degrowth what the IPCC is to climate science: the best available literature review on the topic.”
Timothée Parrique

“If you are looking for a clear, comprehensive, scholarly but practical overview, then I’d recommend The Future is Degrowth.”
Mark Burton

“This book is a great handbook of ideas to help spread the word.”

“An excellent introduction to the degrowth agenda written in plain language. It shifts the burden of proof concerning solutions to climate and social crises to optimist eco-modernists from all political backgrounds.”
Nick Trantas, Journal of Political Ecology

“Degrowth gains ground.”
Yes Magazine


“Magnificent. The Future is Degrowth is arguably one of the most complete works on the concept of degrowth. This book is essential reading for both actors within civil society movements and policymakers, as it manages to be extremely ambitious in its goals while remaining realistic.”
Green European Journal

About the Author

Matthias Schmelzer is a Berlin-based economic historian, social theorist and climate activist. He works at Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena and is active in various social-ecological networks and movements. He has published The Hegemony of Growth and edited Degrowth in Movement(s).

Aaron Vansintjan lives in Montreal and writes about food, cities, politics, and ecology. He is the co-founder of Uneven Earth, a website focusing on ecological politics. He has been published in The Guardian, Briarpatch Magazine, Red Pepper, Truthout, Open Democracy, and The Ecologist.

Andrea Vetter is a transformation researcher, activist and journalist, using degrowth, commons and critical eco-feminism as tools. She teaches transformation design at Braunschweig University of Art. She is editor of the magazine Oya and lives in and is co-founder of the House of Change, a transregional rural space for art, learning and co-creation in Eastern Germany.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Verso (June 28, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1839765844
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1839765841
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.52 x 0.8 x 8.24 inches

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Capitalism in the Anthropocene: Ecological Ruin or Ecological Revolution: John Bellamy Foster

Over the last 11,700 years, during which human civilization developed, the earth has existed within what geologists refer to as the Holocene Epoch. Now science is telling us that the Holocene Epoch in the geological time scale ended, replaced by the onset of a new, more dangerous Anthropocene Epoch, which began around 1950. The Anthropocene Epoch is characterized by an “anthropogenic rift” in the biological cycles of the Earth System, marking a changed reality in which human activities are now the main geological force impacting the earth as a whole, generating at the same time an existential crisis for the world’s population.

What caused this massive shift in the history of the earth? In this comprehensive study, John Bellamy Foster tells us that a globalized system of capital accumulation has induced humanity to foul its own nest. The result is a planetary emergency that threatens all present and future generations, throwing into question the continuation of civilization and ultimately the very survival of humanity itself. Only by addressing the social aspects of the current planetary emergency, exploring the theoretical, historical, and practical dimensions of the capitalism’s alteration of the planetary environment, is it possible to develop the ecological and social resources for a new journey of hope.


“John Bellamy Foster has returned Socialism to a serious and sincere engagement with nature. He is as adept at navigating the latest scientific literature as he is comfortable with the immense body of Marxist theory. JBF is a key reference for the elaboration of our political struggles and for the expansion of our political imagination.” ― Vijay Prashad, Director, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research

About the Author

John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review and professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Oregon. He has written many books including The Robbery of Nature (with Brett Clark) and The Return of Nature, which won the Deutscher Memorial prize.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Monthly Review Press (August 23, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 576 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 158367974X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1583679746
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.86 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.25 x 1.53 x 5.5 inches

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The Robbery of Nature: Capitalism and the Ecological Rift: John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark

In the nineteenth century, Karl Marx, inspired by the German chemist Justus von Liebig, argued that capitalism’s relation to its natural environment was that of a robbery system, leading to an irreparable rift in the metabolism between humanity and nature. In the twenty-first century, these classical insights into capitalism’s degradation of the earth have become the basis of extraordinary advances in critical theory and practice associated with contemporary ecosocialism. In The Robbery of Nature, John Bellamy Foster and Brett Clark, working within this historical tradition, examine capitalism’s plundering of nature via commodity production, and how it has led to the current anthropogenic rift in the Earth System.

Departing from much previous scholarship, Foster and Clark adopt a materialist and dialectical approach, bridging the gap between social and environmental critiques of capitalism. The ecological crisis, they explain, extends beyond questions of traditional class struggle to a corporeal rift in the physical organization of living beings themselves, raising critical issues of social reproduction, racial capitalism, alienated speciesism, and ecological imperialism. No one, they conclude, following Marx, owns the earth. Instead we must maintain it for future generations and the innumerable, diverse inhabitants of the planet as part of a process of sustainable human development.


“This extraordinary work demonstrates, in clear and lucid prose, that capitalism is setting out doom for all of us, flora and fauna alike, and that a cooperative society is our only salvation. A book for popular readers and scholars alike, it will be widely recognized as an instant classic.” — Paul Buhle, retired Senior Lecturer, Brown University

“Emerging from one of the most generative collaborations in the ecosocialist tradition, this collection of essays by John Bellamy Foster and Brett Clark represents a critical step forward in theoretical development and recovery, with immediate relevance to contemporary political movements and debates. Foster and Clark beautifully reveal the power of historical materialism to lay bare the connection between ecological degradation, speciesism, and social domination, and therefore the necessity of a struggle that does not artificially isolate in theory and practice what is joined in reality. This is a book for serious activists seeking to understand the world in order to change all of it that needs changing, so that every living being on earth may not only survive, but finally, be free.” — Hannah Holleman, author of Dust Bowls of Empire: Imperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of “Green” Capitalism

“Long recognized as leading theorists of ecomarxism, Bellamy Foster and Clark here extend their “metabolic rift” paradigm to an impressive range of issues, including gender, food, British eco-imperialism in Ireland, “alienated speciesism,” the theory of value, and the meaning of work. The result is a powerful case that capitalism is inextricably bound up with the robbery of nature and constitutes the paramount obstacle to life on Earth as we know it.” — Nancy Fraser, New School for Social Research; author, Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis

“An erudite and meticulous work of detailed scholarship, The Robbery of Nature is an extraordinary and unreservedly recommended addition to community, college, and university library Political & Environmental studies collections and supplemental curriculum studies reading lists.” — ―Midwest Book Review

About the Author

John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review and professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Oregon. He has written many books including The Robbery of Nature (with Brett Clark) and The Return of Nature, which won the Deutscher Memorial prize.

Brett Clark is a associate editor of Monthly Review and a professor of sociology at the University of Utah. He is co-author (with John Bellamy Foster and Richard York) of Critique of Intelligent Design.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Monthly Review Press (February 24, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 386 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1583678395
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1583678398
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.4 x 1.1 x 8.2 inches

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The Value of a Whale: On the Illusions of Green Capitalism: Adrienne Buller

Public understanding of, and outcry over, the dire state of the climate and environment is greater than ever before. Parties across the political spectrum claim to be climate leaders, and overt denial is on the way out. Yet when it comes to slowing the course of the climate and nature crises, despite a growing number of pledges, policies and summits, little ever seems to change. Nature is being destroyed at an unprecedented rate. We remain on course for a catastrophic 3°C of warming. What’s holding us back?

In this searing and insightful critique, Adrienne Buller examines the fatal biases that have shaped the response of our governing institutions to climate and environmental breakdown, and asks: are the ‘solutions’ being proposed really solutions? Tracing the intricate connections between financial power, economic injustice and ecological crisis, she exposes the myopic economism and market-centric thinking presently undermining a future where all life can flourish. The book examines what is wrong with mainstream climate and environmental governance, from carbon pricing and offset markets to ‘green growth’, the commodification of nature and the growing influence of the finance industry on environmental policy. In doing so, it exposes the self-defeating logic of a response to these challenges based on creating new opportunities for profit, and a refusal to grapple with the inequalities and injustices that have created them. Both honest and optimistic, The Value of a Whale asks us – in the face of crisis – what we really value.
This book is relevant to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11, Sustainable cities and communities.


As featured in The Guardian and The New Statesman.
One of the Financial Times’ ‘best new books on climate and the environment’.

‘Why do so many of the alleged solutions to climate crisis fail to deliver? In this tightly-argued, precise and deeply-researched book Adrienne Buller looks inside the heads of ‘green’ capitalists, exposing how non-solutions proliferate. Read this brilliant expose if you want to understand not only how some of the world’s most powerful people think and act but also how their solutions differ from what is really needed to secure a safe and abundant future for everyone.’
Amelia Horgan, author of Lost in Work

‘This is a witty, lucid and beautifully written critique of that contradiction-in-terms, ‘green capitalism’. It explains why, despite the farcical diminuendo of climate denialism, so little has changed. Its searching inquiry into the puritanical reduction of all living matter to economic value, which underpins most government responses to ecological catastrophe, incisively debunks one of the most dangerous illusions going. This is the book we have long needed.’
Richard Seymour, author of The Twittering Machine

‘A wonderfully readable attack on the worldview that argues for adding a dollar value to nature in order to save it. An accessible account of a new phase of capitalism that we all need to understand.’
Professor Simon Lewis, author of The Human Planet

‘At last! A wonderfully refreshing antidote to the notion that market forces can solve the climate and nature crises, and the deadly assumption that every idea must be evaluated in terms of markets, finance, property or profit. Elegant, incisive and fierce, Buller systematically takes apart the false solutions that dominate mainstream analysis, from carbon offsets to the commodification of nature, and gives us the tools to challenge their dominance and to broaden our understanding of what’s both possible and necessary.’
Caroline Lucas MP

‘Buller offers essential context for understanding how economic dogmas and market-driven statecraft have warped our understanding of and responses to the climate crisis―or lack thereof. Crucially, she also presents a practical roadmap for course-correction. The Value of a Whale is an accessible and expertly curated guide to the increasingly slick, green face of capitalism in the 21st century. This book should be required reading for everyone from climate activists to policymakers and concerned citizens looking to salvage our collective prospects for a liveable future.’
Kate Aronoff, author of Overheated

‘This is a book for anyone troubled by our lack of progress on the climate crisis, from young activists to hard-headed CEOs and investors that face losing control of companies as the climate breaks down. In her persuasive analysis of net zero policies that narrowly prioritise efficiency, market pricing and offsetting – and with unusual clarity and scrupulous integrity – Buller comes to unsettling conclusions. Read this before it is too late.’
Ann Pettifor, author of The Case for the Green New Deal

‘The Value of a Whale is an urgent and honest intervention, casting a magnifying glass over the institutions, insider groupthink, and non-solutions distracting and deflecting from the radical ideas and compassion we need to secure a safe planetary future. For too long, our response to ecological crisis has been steered by mainstream economic thinking that is not fit for purpose, to the exclusion of other vital perspectives. As Buller compellingly argues, we are long overdue a reset.’
Farhana Yamin, Visiting Professor at UAK, Associate Fellow, Chatham House

‘A sorely needed corrective in an era of climate politics dominated by dollars and models. Adrienne Buller’s The Value of a Whale is critical reading for the important task of prying the future out of the hands of corporations and technocrats.’
Olúfemi O. Táíwò, author of Elite Capture and Reconsidering Reparations

‘As an argument, The Value of a Whale is utterly convincing, and thoroughly damning of the institutional and cultural forces it targets. Its factual analysis identifies and eviscerates the flawed assumptions and cynical illusions behind the recent turn to “sustainable finance.” Buller highlights the inefficacy and injustice of carbon markets and other hand-waving schemes to offset biodiversity loss and ecological impacts.’
Chad A. Hines, Ancillary Review of Books

‘The book provides a passionate and convincing critique of conventional environmental solutionism, and it ought to inspire greater scrutiny of what is being done in the name of saving the planet.’
Chris Aylett, International Affairs, Volume 98, Issue 6

‘In this well-researched book, Buller forensically sets out the case against some common non-solutions – or certainly solutions that are leaned on too heavily.’
Jeremy Williams, The Earthbound Report

‘The seriousness of climate change cannot be over-stated. Yet after decades of UK policy-makers paying lip service to pro-environment policies, sadly it does seem that the next Prime Minister will be, at best, indifferent to climate change, and at worst, openly hostile to the notion that we must transform our economy to address it. Adrienne Buller’s outstanding book, however, perhaps helps us to understand why that might be the case.’
Craig Berry, The Political Economy Blog

‘By synthesizing complicated interactions between the world of finance and the world of climate policy, Buller makes an important contribution to the public discourse.’
Thomas Peterson, The Arts Fuse

‘Maps and sharply criticizes the logics that characterize green capitalism and that block a real solution to the climate crisis.’

‘Dispelling the idea that economic value can be placed on nature in the name of protecting it, or indeed, using nature “sustainably”, The Value of a Whale is an incredibly worthwhile read.’

From the Back Cover

Tracing the intricate connections between financial power, economic injustice and ecological crisis, Adrienne Buller examines the biases, myopic economism and market-centric thinking that undermine our ability to secure a future where all life can flourish. From the false allure of ‘sustainable finance’ to the creeping commodification of nature, Buller unravels the logic of a global response to environmental crisis based on creating new opportunities for profit, showing it to be at best a distraction, and at worst a fatal deception. Both honest and optimistic, The Value of a Whale asks us – in the face of an unprecedented crisis – what we really value.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Manchester University Press (July 26, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1526162636
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1526162632
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.1 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.25 x 1.25 x 7.75 inches

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Thomas Hodgkin: Wandering Scholar: Michael Wolfers

The story of an early pioneer in the field of African Studies is featured in this illuminating biography. In the late 1940s, Thomas Hodgkin set out—through his travels and writings—to overcome the false visions of African history and independence propagated under the colonial agenda, yet his interests were not restricted to Africa. A longtime Marxist shaped by the colonial effects on Palestine and Vietnam, Hodgkin was an unconventional scholar, sent all over the world to witness and document revolution in action.


‘His books opened up the human treasure of a continent too often called dark… A free spirit, in thought, in deed and in love.’ – Melvyn Bragg The Observer BOOKS, 08.04.07 One-man united nations
‘Magnificent record of a fascinating life… I recommend it without reservation.’ – Stan Newens Liberation Volume 50 Number 2 May 2007

‘Important to read the book… to know a world that has been lost – where true internationalism was created, where scholarship knew no bounds…’ – Jenny Bourne Race & Class Volume 49 Number 1 July 2007
‘Hodgkin got to know everyone who was anyone in the era of decolonization.’ – Richard Bourne The Round Table Issue 393 December 2007

‘What is well brought out is the personal charm and generosity of spirit which lent themselves to an egalitarian capacity for meeting minds whether among unemployed Cumbrian miners, Oxford dons, or Gold Coast truck drivers.’ – Anne Summers History Workshop Journal Issue 64 Autumn 2007

‘Thomas’s achievements as scholar, teacher and even academic administrator were extraordinary. He wrote far less than he would have liked and published only part of his extensive learning.’ – Gavin Williams Balliol College Record 2007

About the Author

Michael Wolfers is the author of Angola in the Front Line. He is a British-born writer, translator and academic. He is the author of books on Angola and on politics in post-independence Africa and has taught as a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Juba, Sudan. He was close to Thomas Hodgkin from 1966 to 1982 and for the Hodgkin biography retraced many of the paths trodden by Hodgkin in Britain and around the world. He drew on an immense store of unpublished material in the Hodgkin family papers.

Wolfers is an established literary and political translator from French and from Portuguese, with a special interest in Lusophone and Francophone Africa. His work has taken him to more than seventy of the world’s countries, half of them in Africa.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Merlin Press (April 3, 2007)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0850365813
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0850365818
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Merlin Press (August 1, 2007)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0850365805
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0850365801
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.15 pounds

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