George Walford: An Unaccepted Invitation

In IC12, which was issued in August 1984, there was an invitation to the “Socialist” Party to counter our attacks on them: One sort of contribution will (until further notice) certainly be printed: anything of up to 1,000 words defending the Socialist Party of Great Britain or expounding its case. We do, of course, reserve… read more »

George Walford: Socialism

In reply to our repeated assertions that the (anarcho-) Socialist Party of Great Britain does not know how (anarcho-) socialism, the system of society it proposes, would operate, a correspondent quotes these passages from party literature: Socialism will in fact mean the extension of democratic administration to all aspects of social life on the basis… read more »

George Walford: Human Needs

The “Socialist” Party of Great Britain condemns the society which it calls “capitalism” (while also saying the workers run it from top to bottom) on the ground that it is unable to meet human needs. Under this system “production cannot be carried on to meet human needs.” (Questions of the Day 1978 p. 5) In… read more »

George Walford: Party Democracy

It is sometimes remarked of the communist movement (and if nobody else has made the remark we now make it) that it uses the word “democracy” in an unusual sense; people who expect this movement to behave in ways they think of as democratic are likely to get a shock. (One example is that the… read more »

George Walford: The Effect of Nothing

In our continuing study of the (anarcho-) Socialist Party we have come to see that its case amounts to nothing. Its facts are taken, almost without exception, from the capitalist press, so in putting them forward it is adding nothing to knowledge, and when its arguments are brought together they cancel out; these also amount… read more »

George Walford: Understanding "Socialist Understanding"

One branch of the party has found IC so instructive (or perhaps so offensive, or so entertaining – they don’t say which) that they have asked for a supply, to be distributed to each member. The copies requested have been sent, and we shall be glad to supply other branches if they will say how… read more »

George Walford: Wu Li – Who He?

Gary Zukav is the author of The Dancing Wu Li Masters; an Overview of the New Physics (Fontana Paperbacks, London 1984, first published 1979). Physics as we encountered it at school was no dancing matter, and the book has little to do with those laborious simplicities; its emphasis is upon “new,” the theme is that… read more »

George Walford: What Shall We Call It?

In IC13 we pointed out that the “racial” struggle in South Africa is better understood as an ideological conflict. The same thing applies, of course, to “racial” struggles elsewhere, but not only to these. It applies, for example, to the “feminist” movement. Consider the belief that women are inclined by their gender toward gentle, peaceful,… read more »

George Walford: In Religion Also

Adherents of the more advanced ideologies tend to be more individualistic in their thinking, to distinguish themselves more sharply both from the general community and from each other than do those of the less advanced. This is notoriously so in politics; there are not many articles on the Labour Party which do not compare its… read more »

George Walford: The Enduring Base (2)

The intellectuals try to persuade us that their own rationalism is the only mental attitude needed in the operations of a complex society. They support their claim by arguing that other mentalities are disappearing, and as evidence of this they commonly cite the extent to which orthodox Christianity has lost support during this century. It… read more »