The British left’s red-brown problem

Stalinist nostalgia, Putinism and anti-Semitism prove a toxic mix

Paul Mason
24 min readJul 13, 2023

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[This is a long-read. It originally appeared on my Substack newsletter in two parts. I’m making it available here because it has stimulated an sharp political debate in the UK.]

I was recently alerted to an anti-Semitic post by a participant in the 5,000-strong…

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Paul Mason

Journalist, writer and film-maker. Author of How To Stop Fascism.