Mehring Books exhibits at London Book Fair
16 March 2019
Mehring Books, the publishing house of the International Committee of the Fourth International, exhibited at the London Book Fair this week. Its stall in London Olympia’s Grand Hall attracted interest among visitors and exhibitors from around the world.
The London Book Fair is the leading publishing trade fair in the English-speaking world and the second-largest worldwide after the Frankfurter Buchmesse. Almost 1,000 companies exhibited from more than 60 countries, with around 29,000 visitors between March 12-14.
Mehring Books’ stand featured the newly released English-language edition of Why Are They Back? Historical falsification, political conspiracy and the return of fascism in Germany; the 30th anniversary edition of The Heritage We Defend: A contribution to the history of the Trotskyist movement; and Agents: The FBI and GPU infiltration of the Trotskyist movement.
Christoph Vandreier at the 2019 London Book Fair
On the Fair’s opening day, World Socialist Web Site international editorial board chairperson David North appeared at a “Meet the Author” event at the Mehring Books stand. Book industry professionals from Japan, India and Israel, along with visitors from China, the UK and Canada, were among those who stopped to speak with North.
Christoph Vandreier, deputy leader of the Socialist Equality Party (SGP) in Germany, spoke at a “Meet the Author” event the following day. He explained to those in attendance, “Why Are They Back? is a book dealing with how the rise of the far-right in Germany was ideologically and politically prepared.”
The far-right Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) is now the official opposition party in the Bundestag (German parliament), Vandreier…