Martin Kettle, 21 February 1991
Show More About Turn. The Communist Party and the Outbreak of the Second World War: The Verbatim Record of the Central Committee Meetings 1939 edited by Francis King and George Matthews.
Lawrence and Wishart, 318 pp., £34.95, November 1990, 9780853157267Show More
“... other contributions, though to call it ‘discipline’ is really to misname it. On 24 September Maurice Cornforth, the Party’s Eastern Counties organiser (it’s been a long time since the CP had one of those) is arguing strongly for ‘the military defeat of fascism’. A week later, after what he admits is a political somersault, he takes exactly ...”