By Carissa Honeywell
A British Anarchist Tradition makes a speciality of 3 modern British theorists and practitioners, Herbert learn, Colin Ward, and Alex convenience and appears at their interrelation, commonality, and collective impression on British radical thought.
The ebook goals to foster a better figuring out of anarchism as an highbrow reaction to twentieth century advancements and its effect on political suggestion and hobbies. For the 1st time, the paintings of those 3 writers is gifted as a convention, highlighting the consistency in their topics and issues. to take action, the e-book indicates how they addressed the issues confronted by way of glossy British society, with transparent traces of political, literary, and highbrow traditions linking them. It additionally specializes in their contribution to the advance of anarchist conceptions of freedom within the 20th century.
A British Anarchist Tradition identifies a space of anarchism that merits larger serious, scholarly cognizance. Its designated and thorough study will make it a invaluable source for someone drawn to modern anarchist concept, political conception, and political movements.
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267. 40. Goodway Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow, p. 202. 41. Goodway Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow, p. 203. 42. Herbert Read, Poetry and Anarchism (London: Faber and Faber, 1938), p. 57. 43. Goodway Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow, p. 182. 44. Goodway Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow, p. 207. 45. Freedom, 17 May 1947, quoted in Goodway Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow, p. 188. 46. Colin Ward, ‘The Future of the Committee of 100: An Anarchist View’, Peace News, 26 January 1962, quotes in Goodway Anarchist Seeds beneath the Snow, p.
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15 It has been noted that the influence of the Russian émigré Kropotkin on British radicals should be understood as a domestic rather than an imported influence. Kropotkin lived, wrote and established the Freedom Press in Britain, and he was in personal contact with British radicals of the era including Carpenter and Morris. Also, Kropotkin’s work was addressed to British contexts and dilemmas, largely written for a British audience. 16 By the end of World War One, Read’s turn towards these ideas was evident in the 38 A BRITISH ANARCHIST TRADITION syntheses he began to attempt between the individual and his society, and impulse and rationality, and most of all in his feeling that the power of the state attacked natural human order.