George Walford: Beyond Politics Advertisement (50)

BEYOND POLITICS An outline of systematic ideology by George Walford 160 pages Paperback £2.95 Clothbound £9.95 For subscribers to IC and members of the (A-)SPGB paperback price is £1.95 BEYOND POLITICS shows that the influence of ideology extends beyond political parties and movements. In all our purposeful activities, whether playing with the children, practising a… read more »

George Walford: The (Anarcho-) Socialist Party (50)

MERSEYSIDE SCORE HALF A POINT To the Editor of IC: In IC‘s third reply to Merseyside Branch (IC49) you say that Merseyside “use quotation marks in a way suggesting that words or phrases come from s.i. sources when (to the best of IC‘s knowledge) they do not. If Merseyside can show ‘abolition determined’ and ‘change-resistant’… read more »

George Walford: Ideological Notes (50)

AMONG foragers the only economic entity was the separate person (or at most the separate family) and the only political entity the community. The arrangement provided neither economic support nor political freedom. ONE theme of s.i. is that the eidodynamics, both as groups and as individual people, assert their intellectual individuality while the eidostatics prefer… read more »

Ailsa Pain: Review of Beyond Politics

Review of Beyond Politics, an outline of systematic ideology. From PLAN, Journal of the Progressive League, November 1990, by Ailsa Pain. This is a readable and thought-provoking little book. While many people have come to somewhat differing conclusions as a result of their own studies and speculation, I am sure they will find interest and… read more »

John Rowan: Review of Beyond Politics

Review of Beyond Politics, an outline of systematic ideology. From SELF AND SOCIETY, European Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Vol. XVIII No.6, Nov / Dec 1990, by John Rowan. This is a book about ideologies. An ideology is a way of seeing the world, a more or less coherent philosophy of the way things seem to… read more »

Charles Sprague: Review of Beyond Politics

Review of Beyond Politics, an outline of systematic ideology. From CLARITY, Magazine of the Christian Forum, Vol 22 No.5; by Charles Sprague. Everybody has emotions about politics. Sometimes we give voice to them: public figures, like Norman Tebbitt and Nicholas Ridley, with great publicity and considerable consequences. Many of us also support a party and… read more »

George Walford: Liberal Restrictions

Systematic ideology posits a range of ‘major’ ideologies, each of them (except the first, which is non-political) finding political expression through one of the main-sequence parties. In moving along the range from non-political through conservatism towards anarchism, economic collectivism strengthens and freedom of action in economics comes under heavier repression. This is not always self-evident,… read more »

George Walford: Factsheet Five

Factsheet Five is like a giraffe; you look at it, and you still don’t believe it. It gives title, address, subscription details and a note on contents, for over eight hundred amateur or off-beat magazines. (In their enthusiasm for squeezing in just one more they call them “zines”). And that’s just for starters. There are… read more »

George Walford: Canoes and Pesticides

Rousseau and Montaigne used primitive man to make a point about their own society, castigating the features of which they disapproved. Noting that our ‘thinkers’ of today follow the same practice, and with no greater attention to fact or balanced judgement, Nigel Barley reports on an exhibition of Red Indian work: A wooden canoe was… read more »

J. M. Alventosa Ferri: Beyond Ideology?

The book Beyond Politics, an outline of systematic ideology, calls attention to the analysis, observation and study of opposites. It is a dialectical book about dialectics. It is intended to explain the ideological structure of today’s society. It is in vogue nowadays to write and talk about the end of history, the end of the… read more »