Review of 'Free Radical', Tony Benn,
Tony Benn's latest book is a collection of essays from 2001-02 written for the Morning Star. There are several excellent pieces on Palestine, US foreign policy and privatisation which make this a worthwhile read. However, there is also the central conundrum with much of Benn's political trajectory - 'spending more time with my politics' since he left the House of Commons - that are difficult for revolutionary socialists, namely his insistence that the task of the left is to reclaim the Labour Party. After all, he states, 'I didn't join "New" Labour.