Contents of No. 32
|Anarchism and crime||Ian Stuart||297|
|Tragedy in Dedham||Ward Jackson||308|
|Anarchism and social control||John Ellerby||319|
|His own man||Jim Burns||326|
|In the bottom stream||Robert Ferguson||328|
|Cover by||Rufus Segar|
|Drawing on p. 308 by||Antonio Frasconi|
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This issue contained an account of “The Captive Society”, the sociology of the prison community, a discussion of penal reform from an anarchist point of view, a description of two kinds of therapeutic community (the work of Merfyn Turner at Norman House and of Maxwell Jones at the Henderson Hospital), and the impressions of recent inmates of Holloway and of Washington D.C. Jail. We doubt if anyone could read Anarchy 9 and retain any faith in the penal system.
Readers said about ANARCHY 9
“One of the best things I have read for a long time.”—Tony Parker
“Really very fine.”—Paul Goodman
“Most interested in the very well-informed articles on prisons.”—Member of Howard League Executive.
“Your prison number was most stimulating.”—Richard Findlater
“The prison number develops this theme in one sensationally particular instance. It was Kropotkin who called prisons ‘universities of crime’, and any direct experience of their effects on criminals, wardens, police officers and society at large must confirm that their danger is not, as is pathetically supposed, to the miserable prisoner, but to us all. To know prisons is to realise it is as if, with diabolical ingenuity, we had devised places where the criminal disease of our society is cultivated with such skilful effect that they assure the growth of criminality among us. When anarchists say about prisons—as they do—that the best thing to do with them is to tear them down, this is not a frivolous quip, but reason based on experience. And insofar as I have any knowledge and judgment, I have no doubt at all that the existence of prisons, and the corruption they spread in our society, are far more dangerous than criminals themselves.”—Colin MacInnes
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PRISON: A SYMPOSIUM
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ORGANIZED VENGEANCE CALLED JUSTICE
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Other issues of ANARCHY
- Sex-and-Violence; Galbraith. (out of print)
- Workers’ Control
- What does anarchism mean today?
- De-institutionalisation; Conflicting strains in anarchism.
- 1936: the Spanish Revolution. (out of print)
- Anarchy and the Cinema. (out of print)
- Adventure Playgrounds. (out of print)
- Anarchists and Fabians; Action Anthropology; Eroding Capitalism.
- Sillitoe’s Key to the Door; MacInnes on Crime; Augustus John’s Utopia; Committee of 100.
- Paul Goodman; Neill on Education.
- Who are the anarchists?
- Direct Action. (out of print)
- The work of David Wills.
- Ethics of anarchism; Africa.
- Towards a lumpenproletariat.
- Comprehensive Schools.
- Theatre: anger and anarchy.
- Non-violence as a reading of history; Freud, anarchism and experiments in living.
- Secondary modern.
- Cranston’s Dialogue on anarchy.
- Housing; Squatters.
- The Community of Scholars.
- Technology, science, anarchism.
- CND; Salesmanship; Thoreau.
- Talking about youth.
- The future of anarchism.
- The Spies for Peace Story.
- The community workshop.
- Self-organising systems; beatniks; the state; practicability.
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