George Walford: Ideology of a Psychologist

The mystics have long insisted on the need for recognition of the dark side, and one achievement of the past century has been to link this intuition with the methods of science, producing rational studies of the irrational. One example appears in Aldous Huxley’s studies of consciousness-changing drugs (mainly, in those innocent days, peyoti) but… read more »

George Walford: Bombs and Banners

‘Ban the Bomb.’ An excellent slogan; short, direct, alliterative, unforgettable. What does it mean? The claim of the state to a monopoly of violence has never been universally accepted and there are now many non-state groups using violence, some of them able to operate across the world. Terrorists are notoriously disinclined to do what the… read more »

George Hay: The Ethics of Outer Space

(Reprinted by kind permission of CAUSA UK LTD., to whom the address was delivered). The particular hat I am wearing for this address is that of Council Member of the Science Fiction Foundation, at the North East London Polytechnic, a body established there since 1971, and in the inception of which I was involved. [see… read more »

George Walford: Editorial Notes (26)

COMING ATTRACTIONS In IC27 we shall be reprinting another article by HAROLD WALSBY, entitled: ‘What is the Answer?.’ Written in 1951 it draws attention to a problem facing purist ‘socialists’: Have their numbers kept pace with the increase in world population? THE LETTER in this issue from Austin Meredith takes off from the suggestion, made… read more »

George Walford: New Readers Start Here (26)

Ideological Commentary announces itself as “an independent journal of systematic ideology,” but we do not claim final knowledge of this theory; the formulation that looked like the ultimate last month needs alteration now, and the account given here will be subject to continuous revision. The theory was created and largely developed by the late Harold… read more »