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George Walford: Aristotle Again

This is from Ouspensky, Tertium Organon, 2nd Edn., 1934: Our usual logic, by which we live, without which ‘the shoe-maker will not sew the boot,’ is deduced from the simple scheme formulated by Aristotle in those writings which were edited by his pupils under the common name of Organon, i.e. the Instrument (of thought). This… read more »

George Walford: Work and Leisure

According to the newspapers and the politicians one of the most serious problems facing Britain and much of the developed world today is the presence of large numbers – millions – of people without productive work and with no hope of obtaining it in the near future. The problem is precisely that: a shortage of… read more »

George Walford: Do It Your Damn Self

Descriptions of the future we are to expect from rapid development of technology – computers, silicon chins and so forth – tend to present it as a time in which everything will be done for us. The great problem is expected to be the large numbers of people with nothing to do. But have you… read more »

George Walford: Notes and Quotes (58)

FREEDOM of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. If you doubt that, try getting a piece on systematic ideology into the Socialist Standard. DEATH with his scythe leading the victim away, they pass Santa Claus: ‘I bet you didn’t believe in him, either.’ NATIONALISATION of telegrams in 1870 and telephones in… read more »

George Walford: Surveying the Surveyors

When discussing the relative sizes of the major ideological groups, one commonly encounters the suggestion that an opinion survey would settle the question once for all. Why undertake all this argument? Why not simply count them? The Chair of a MENSA meeting addressed by an s.i. speaker once put this forward. The people who have… read more »