Ideology and Change: The Transformation of the Caribbean Left
This book represents the first attempt to analyse critically the problems and accomplishments of the Left in the English-speaking Caribbean. Mars argues that under continuous pressures from the global hegemonic capitalist environment, and concomitant elitist failures of middle class political leadership, there has been a consistent rightward shift of the Caribbean Left movement as a whole, which predated glasnost and perestroika in the East and the catastrophic self-destruction of the New Jewel Movement in Grenada in 1983. Therefore, in the process of the Left's relatively successful struggle to transform its political and economic environment, the Left movement itself became almost unrecognizably transformed. The book addresses the politically literate reader but raises important questions which will challenge a more specialized academic audience.
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