Terry Irving. The Life and Thought of Vere Gordon Childe.

Biblioteca / 2020-2029

Terry Irving. The Fatal Lure of Politics. The Life and Thought of Vere Gordon Childe.

Clayton, Australia: Monash University Publishing, 2020.

CONTENTS

Introduction

A Death in the Cold War

Part 1

Growing up into Revolution: Sydney and Oxford 1892–1917

1 – Living in a Divided City

2 – Students and Workers

3 – Socialists and Cooperators

4 – A Cold Northern Superculture

5 – More Outspoken than Any Other

Part 2

Labour Intellectual: Australia 1917–1921

6 – No Compromise

7 – ‘A certain vacillation’

8 – ‘Yours for the revolution’

9 – Labour’s Mediating Intellectuals

10 – The World of Labour

11 – A State within the State

12 – The Intelligence Department

13 – The Premier’s Minder

Part 3

An Unknown Member of the Proletariat: London 1921–1926

14 – The Dismissal

15 – A Pauper Colonial

16 – How Labour Governs and The Dawn

17 – ‘A movement that will have to go further’

18 – Science as Communism

19 – A Grand and Hopeful Experiment

20 – An Absolutely Sincere Approach to the Party

21 – 1956

22 – A Sentimental Excursion

23 – ‘Australia today is far from a socialist society’

Coda: Childe’s Revolutions and the Fatal Lure

Bibliography

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