ANARCHIST SEEDS BENEATH THE SNOW LEFT-LIBERTARIAN THOUGHT AND BRITISH WRITERS FROM WILLIAM MORRIS TO COLIN WARD
by David Goodway
“An impressive achievement for its rigorous scholarship across a wide range of sources, for collating this diverse material in a cogent and systematic narrative-cum-argument, and for elucidating it with clarity and flair … It is a book that needed to be written and now deserves to be read.”- Journal of William Morris Studies
“Goodway outlines with admirable clarity the many variations in anarchist thought. By extending outwards to left-libertarians he takes on even greater diversity.”- Sheila Rowbotham, Red Pepper
From William Morris to Oscar Wilde to George Orwell, left-libertarian thought has long been an important but neglected part of British cultural and political history. In ANARCHIST SEEDS BENEATH THE SNOW, David Goodway seeks to recover and revitalize that indigenous anarchist tradition. This book succeeds as simultaneously a cultural history of left-libertarian though in Britain and a demonstration of the applicability of that to current politics. Goodway argues that a recovered anarchist tradition could … and should … be a touchstone for contemporary political radicals. Moving seamlessly from Aldous Huxley and Colin Ward to the war in Iraq, this challenging volume will energize leftist movements throughout the world.
978-1-60486-221-8 Paperback 420 pages Politics/History
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