- Affiliation: University of Bristol, U.K.
Neil Faulkner is a leading Marxist historian. A Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, he is the author of numerous books, including A Marxist History of the World: From Neanderthals to Neoliberals (Pluto, 2013). He appears regularly on TV and was a lead consultant on Sky Atlantic’s The British series.
Books by Neil Faulkner
The Rich, the Rest and the Struggle to Remake the World
The world faces the greatest crisis in human history. Unchecked global warming heralds catastrophic climate change. Financial meltdown has tipped us into permanent stagnation. War is breaking up the international order. The gap between rich and poor has become a chasm. Democracy has been hollowed out. System Crash explains how this compound crisis is rooted in the pathological character of neoliberal capitalism. The system is unreformable and humanity stands at a crossroads. One possible future… (more information)
From Neanderthals to Neoliberals
This magisterial analysis of human history–from ‘Lucy’, the first hominid, to the current Great Recession–combines the insights of earlier generations of Marxist historians with radical new ideas about the historical process. Reading history against the grain, Neil Faulkner reveals that what happened in the past was not predetermined. Choices were frequent and numerous. Different outcomes–liberation or barbarism–were often possible. Rejecting the top-down approach… (more information)
The Russian Revolution may well be the most misunderstood event in modern history. In A People’s History of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner sets out to debunk the myths. In this fast-paced introduction to the tumultuous events, the Russian people are the heroes. Faulkner shows how a mass movement of millions, organised in democratic assemblies, mobilised for militant action, destroyed a regime of landlords, profiteers and warmongers. He rejects caricatures of Lenin and the Bolsheviks… (more information)