‘The Irish Fight For Socialism’, Bernadette Devlin, from a speech given to a meeting organized by the International Socialists in Berkeley, California, 1971.
The left is in trouble. It has not got any ideas, it has not got any independent analysis of its own, and therefore it has got no vision. It just takes the temperature: ‘Whoa, that’s no good, let’s move to the right.’ It has no sense of politics being educative, of politics changing the way people see things.
—rip stuart hall