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Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

David Goodway


From William Morris to Oscar Wilde to George Orwell, left-libertarian thought has long been an important but neglected part of British cultural and political history. This book seeks to recover and revitalize that indigenous anarchist tradition. It succeeds as simultaneously a cultural history of left-libertarian thought in Britain and a demonstration of the applicability of that history to current politics. The author argues that a recovered anarchist tradition could — and should — be a touchstone for contemporary political radicals. Moving from Aldous Huxley and John Cowper Powys to the war ... More

Keywords: William Morris, Oscar Wilde, George Orwell, left-libertarian thought, anarchist tradition, cultural history, political radicals, Aldous Huxley, John Cowper Powys, Britain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781846310256
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846312557


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Goodway, author