George Walford: Arguments For (and Against) Socialism

Mr. Tony Benn has issued a book entitled Arguments for Socialism (Penguin 1980). One of his themes is that some of the changes which have taken place in Britain since the seventeenth century, changes generally regarded as significant advances toward freedom and democracy, are less substantial than is usually thought. They are, he argues, changes… read more »

George Walford: Fifty Million Lemmings Can’t Be Wrong

What is the supportive force of quotations? They are, often necessary as examples if it is intended to approve or criticise a statement it is usually well to quote it verbatim. But can they ever help to show that a proposition is valid? Sociologists (in particular) do seem to believe that quotations possess supportive force…. read more »

George Walford: Where Do We Go from Here?

This is intended to be the first of a series of articles (it will probably not be a regular series) speculating on the future development of systematic ideology, its future development not just as a theory but as a body of opinion, in relation to society at large. The main features of the theory, so… read more »

George Walford: Who Are "The Working Class?"

Everybody who tries to introduce new ideas has to face the problem of terminology. It is sometimes solved by inventing new words, but to go far in that direction is to isolate oneself. Another method is to use standard words in a specialised sense. Thus “atom,” an established term meaning a body incapable of further… read more »