An examination of the prominent intellectual and communist, James Klugman. Dr Geoff Andrews examines Klugman's recruitment and activities as a member of the communist to provide the seminar with a context for membership.
Senior Lecturer in Politics at The Open University, Dr Andrews has published widely on the history of political ideas and movements, with a particular focus on Britain and Italy. He is the author of Endgames and New Times; the Final Years of British Communism (2004) and has just completed a biography of the communist intellectual James Klugmann. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Politics at The Open University, with part of his time spent in its Open Media Unit commissioning OU-BBC programmes. In addition to his longstanding interest in the British left and labour movement, he is also a writer and commentator on Italian politics and is the author of Not a Normal Country: Italy After Berlusconi (2005) and The Slow Food Story: Politics and Pleasure (2008).