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The idea that being a Marxist makes you a de facto traitor is both absurd and outrageous – Ian Aitken on the Daily Mail’s attack on Ralph Miliband

A young Ralph Miliband, taken from the book Ralph Miliband and the Politics of the New Left, by Michael Newman.

A young Ralph Miliband, taken from the book Ralph Miliband and the Politics of the New Left, by Michael Newman.

Ian Aitken, journalist, and former political editor of the Guardian, met Ralph Miliband just after the war at a social gathering of mostly young LSE students at the house of Sonia Clements, mother of Dick Clements.

Aitken’s piece is a timely and honest portrayal of Miliband and an interesting contrast to Dacre’s vitriol just unleashed in Saturday’s Guardian (12 October 2013).

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