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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 ebook goals to foster a better realizing of anarchism as an highbrow reaction to twentieth century advancements and its impression on political notion and hobbies. For the 1st time, the paintings of those 3 writers is gifted as a convention, highlighting the consistency in their issues and matters. to take action, the e-book indicates how they addressed the issues confronted by means of glossy 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 realization. Its specific and thorough study will make it a important source for somebody attracted to modern anarchist suggestion, political thought, and political movements.

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Read not only cultivated an audience in Britain for European and American modern art before and after the Second World War, but strived to conceptualize British contributions to modernism as dynamic developments of native cultural tradition. The unique appeal of his prose, alongside the stimulation offered by his insights, is now available to wider and more receptive audiences. What is less well recognized about this figure is the relationship between his conception of modernity in art and his view of the relevance of anarchism in the twentieth century.

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. 260. 47. Goodway Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow, pp. 261–2. 48. Richard Taylor, Against the Bomb: The British Movement 1958–1965 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988), p. 247. 1 As a statement of challenge this artwork assumes an awareness of the significance of Read’s contribution to art criticism. To date, no one has pulped any of Read’s political commentary, which has mostly been treated as an eccentric quirk of his promotion of novelty.

1978), pp. 7–10. 20. Barker, Political Ideas in Modern Britain, pp. 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.

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