Anarchist Seeds beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

Synopsis

From William Morris to George Orwell, left-libertarian thought has long been an important but neglected part of British history. In Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow, David Goodway seeks to recover and revitalize that indigenous anarchist tradition.

The book succeeds as both a cultural history of left-libertarianism in Britain and a demonstration of the applicability of that history 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 John Cowper Powys to the war in Iraq, this challenging volume will energize leftist movements throughout Britain and the rest of the world.

Additional information

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Liverpool, England
Publication year:
  • 2006