Anarchy 14

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Contents of No. 14

April 1962

Disobedience and the new pacifism Nicolas Walter 97
The state and society Colin Ward 115
Gandhi on the theory of voluntary servitude Gene Sharp 120
Cover by Rufus Segar  

If the alternative is to keep all just men in prison, or give up war and slavery, the State will not hesitate which to choose. If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be as violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is in fact the definition of a peaceful revolution, if any such is possible. If the tax-gatherer or any other public officer asks me, as one has done, “But what shall I do?” my answer is, “If you really wish to do anything, resign your office.” When the subject has refused allegiance, and the officer has resigned his office, then the revolution is accomplished. But suppose blood should flow. Is there not a sort of blood shed when the conscience is wounded? Through this wound a man’s real manhood and immortality flow out, and he bleeds to an everlasting death. I see this blood flowing now.

Henry David Thoreau: “Resistance to Civil Government”, 1848



Vol  1 1951: Mankind is One
Vol  2 1952: Postscript to Posterity
Vol  3 1953: Colonialism on Trial
Vol  4 1954: Living on a Volcano
Vol  5 1955: The Immoral Moralists
Vol  6 1956: Oil and Troubled Waters
Vol  7 1957: Year One—Sputnik Era
Vol  8 1958: Socialism in a Wheelchair
Vol  9 1959: Print, Press & Public
Vol 10 1960: The Tragedy of Africa

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Other issues of ANARCHY

  1. Sex-and-Violence; Galbraith; the New Wave, Education, Opportunity, Equality.
  2. Workers’ Control.
  3. What does anarchism mean today?; Africa; the Long Revolution; Exceptional Children.
  4. De-institutionalisation; Conflicting strains in anarchism.
  5. 1936: the Spanish Revolution.
  6. Anarchy and the Cinema.
  7. Adventure Playgrounds.
  8. Anarchists and Fabians; Action Anthropology; Eroding Capitalism; Orwell.
  9. Prison.
  10. Sillitoe’s Key to the Door; MacInnes on Crime; Augustus John’s Utopia; Committee of 100 and Industry.
  11. Paul Goodman; Neill on Education; the Character-Builders.
  12. Who are the anarchists? A psychological and sociological enquiry.
  13. Direct Action.

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