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 impact on British radical thought.
The booklet goals to foster a better knowing of anarchism as an highbrow reaction to twentieth century advancements and its effect on political notion and pursuits. 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 ebook indicates how they addressed the issues confronted by means of sleek British society, with transparent strains of political, literary, and highbrow traditions linking them. It additionally specializes in their contribution to the improvement of anarchist conceptions of freedom within the 20th century.
A British Anarchist Tradition identifies a space of anarchism that merits higher serious, scholarly consciousness. Its targeted and thorough examine will make it a worthy source for someone attracted to modern anarchist idea, political idea, and political movements.
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48, 49. 21. W. H. Greenleaf, The British Political Tradition Volume II. The Ideological Heritage (London and New York: Methuen, 1983), p. 415. 22. Greenleaf, The British Political Tradition Volume II, p. 3. 23. Greenleaf, The British Political Tradition Volume II, p. 464. 24. Greenleaf, The British Political Tradition Volume II, pp. 350–1. 25. 4, 1886), quoted in Colin Ward, Social Policy. An Anarchist Response (London: Freedom Press, 2000, first published London School of Economics, 1996), pp.
50 The artist saw ‘not only the object immediately before him, but . . 53 The interpretation of modernism as the synthesis of reason and emotion that Read developed was most explicitly represented in his responses to the work of 1930s Hampstead modernists. The synthesis he performed, and its application to this group, was central to his political project. The modern artists for whom Read held out particular hope for cultural renewal were the abstract modernists with whom he became intimately connected, most notably the sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, but also the painter Ben Nicholson.
31. Angus Calder, The People’s War (London: Cape, 1969); Paul Addison, The Road to 1945: British Politics and the Second World War (London: Cape, 1975); Kenneth Morgan, The People’s Peace: British History 1945–1989 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990), quoted in Edgerton, Warfare State, p. 287. 32. Edgerton, Warfare State, p. 290. 33. Paul Addison ‘The Road from 1945’, pp. 5–27 in Peter Hennessy and Anthony Seldon (eds), Ruling Performance: British Governments from Attlee to Thatcher (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1987), p.
A British Anarchist Tradition: Herbert Read, Alex Comfort and Colin Ward by Carissa Honeywell