By Comfort, Alex; Read, Herbert; Ward, Colin; Honeywell, Carissa; Read, Herbert; Ward, Colin; Comfort, Alex
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Extra info for A British anarchist tradition : Herbert Read, Alex Comfort and Colin Ward
His ideas were distinctly contemporary, concerned with the rise of the state, mass society and industrialization, and particularly critical of the declining concern for freedom in mainstream socialism. His ideas allied anarchism with non-violent philosophies and established a distinctive synthesis between subjectivity and social harmony. For this he drew on elements of communitarian and individualist traditions and reinforced his conclusions with his insights regarding art and psychoanalysis. Read’s conception of developed selfhood, key to his conception of freedom, placed great emphasis on the social aspects of individuality.
28 A BRITISH ANARCHIST TRADITION 38. Ridel, War Commentary, mid-January, 1942. 39. George Woodcock, Letter to the Past: An Autobiography (Canada: Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd, 1982), p. 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.
Other British anarchist writers, Alex Comfort and Colin Ward in particular, followed Read in the close relationship they perceived between the growing domestic scope of the state, war, and the erosion of both vibrant individuality and social responsibility. According to Read, the war also highlighted the failures of mainstream socialism in Britain. The traditional left, Read noted, failed to mobilize in revulsion against the war. It failed to react and resist the war in defence of liberty and fraternity.
A British anarchist tradition : Herbert Read, Alex Comfort and Colin Ward by Comfort, Alex; Read, Herbert; Ward, Colin; Honeywell, Carissa; Read, Herbert; Ward, Colin; Comfort, Alex