Stuart Middleton

Stuart Middleton, a research fellow in history at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, is currently a Fulbright Scholar at New York University.

I was the Left Opposition: Max Eastman

Stuart Middleton, 22 March 2018

American radicalism​, the art critic Hilton Kramer claimed in a review of Max Eastman’s autobiography in 1965, produced ‘not an intellectual tradition that illuminates current problems but a collection of case histories’, of which Eastman’s is ‘in some respects the most dismaying’. It isn’t difficult to see what he meant. Eastman’s career as...

Questionably Virtuous: Harold Wilson

Stuart Middleton, 8 September 2016

There has​ never been a bad time to reappraise Harold Wilson. He was a politician so enigmatic, so elusive even to his own associates, that he seemed to demand near continuous reappraisal throughout his career. On the verge of office in 1964, he appeared to more than one observer as a latter-day Lloyd George, a radical tribune sprung from provincial nonconformity to drive the nation before...

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