David Lethbridge is a retired professor, anti-racist activist and former research director of the Bethune Institute for Anti-Fascist Studies and director of the Salmon Arm Coalition Against Racism.
Lethbridge taught psychology at a number of institutions across Quebec and Canada, most recently at Okanagan College in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. His research interests include "the application of Psychoanalysis, Existentialism, and Marxist Theory to human personality. Psychobiography and psychohistory. Antifascist and antiracist theory and practice."
As the Bethune Institute's research director, Lethbridge has published a number of articles and papers on neo-fascist organization, recruitment and activities. He has also been active since the early 1990s organizing protests against far-right meetings succeeding in several cases in having them shut down or relocated.
A member of the Communist Party of Canada, Lethbridge stood as the party's candidate in Okanagan—Shuswap in the 1997 federal election and again in the 2000 federal election.
His published books include Mind in the World: The Marxist Psychology of Self-Actualization (1992), Bethune: The Secret Police File (2003), and Norman Bethune in Spain: Commitment, Crisis and Conspiracy (2013).
- Okanagan College faculty page
- Reviews of Norman Bethune in Spain
- Solás, David Rodríguez (June 12, 2014). "Review". The Volunteer.
- Barona, Josep L. (2015). "David Lethbridge, Norman Bethune in Spain: Commitment, Crisis and Conspiracy". European History Quarterly. SAGE Publications. 45 (4): 779–781. doi:10.1177/0265691415607130r. ISSN 0265-6914.
- Cariou, Kimball (February 23, 2020). "Breaking Down Anti-Communist Caricatures, Book Reveals a Man Who Grasped the Nature of World-Wide Class Struggle". People's Voice. Retrieved May 19, 2020.
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