Ball after 1968
Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020 - James Crossley
James Crossley [+]
St Mary's University, London
This chapter looks at the ways the post-1968 Left appropriated Ball, including the emergence of Tony Benn’s influential understandings of British/English radicalism. While issues of class conflict remained, this chapter also shows how the older Marxist interpretations were losing influence.