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Prominent (and less prominent) Communists and Socialists

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  • William James Blake (1894 - 1968)
    William James Blake (1894–1968) was a broker, novelist and Marxist political economist. His birth name was Wilhelm Blech. His first marriage ended in divorce, and he then married Australian novelist Ch...
  • Christina Stead (1902 - 1983)
    Christina Stead (17 July 1902 – 31 March 1983) was an Australian novelist and short-story writer acclaimed for her satirical wit and penetrating psychological characterisations. Christina Stead was a c...
  • Harold Joseph Laski (1893 - 1950)
    Joseph Laski (30 June 1893 – 24 March 1950) was a British political theorist, economist, author, and lecturer. He was active in politics and served as the chairman of the British Labour Party during 19...
  • Eliezer Kahanovich (1893 - 1991)
    Lazar Moiseyevich Kaganovich (Russian: Ла́зарь Моисе́евич Кагано́вич; 22 November [O.S. 10 November] 1893 – 25 July 1991) was a Soviet politician and administrator and one of the main associates of Jos...
  • Paul Novick (1891 - 1989)
    (Pesakh) Novick was born September 7, 1891 in Brisk (Brest-Litovsk), Russia to Chaim Feivel and Chaya Esther Novick. His father was a shopkeeper and sent him to kheyder and then to the yeshiva to learn...

A project connecting and celebrating eminent (and less eminent) leftist politicians, communists, and socialists. It's in its infancy, so please cooperate!