Anarchy 45

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Contents of No. 45

November 1964

Anarchism in Greek philosophy D. Ferraro 321
The anarchist play Henry Nevinson 325
Athenian democracy Martin Small 329
Aristophanic pacifism Wilbur Burton 346
Anarchism and the Greek temperament Alan Morgan 351
Cover by Rufus Segar  

Is it true that the experience and ideas of the ancient Greeks are still relevant for us today? This question is answered from an anarchist point of view in this issue with a detailed study of Athenian democracy and of anarchist aspects of Greek philosophy. It also includes reprints of two remarkable and long-unobtainable essays on the social implications of Greek drama: Wilbur Burton on Aristophanes and Henry Nevinson on the Antigone of Sophocles.

As anarchy approaches its fifth birthday, we plan to have issues on the Kibbutz, on “Lord of the Flies” and the attitudes underlying Golding’s fable, on Freedom in Work, Latin America, the concept of Law, Malatesta, and the “left” opposition in the communist countries.

Whatever else next month’s anarchy will contain, we plan to squeeze into it criticism of several recent books including James Joll’s “The Anarchists”, Edward Thompson’s “Making of the English Working Class” and Joy Baker’s “Children in Chancery”. We also hope to include Maurice Cranston’s reflections on the Marat/Sade play.

The “one-topic-one-issue” policy of anarchy should make it easy for you to introduce anarchist ideas to your friends by sending them (instead of a Christmas card perhaps) copies of issues on subjects which interest them. See the inside front cover for a list of back issues, most of which are still obtainable.


Other issues of ANARCHY

VOLUME 1, 1961: 1. Sex-and-Violence, Galbraith*; 2. Workers’ control†; 3. What does anarchism mean today?; 4. Deinstitutionalisation; 5. Spain 1936†; 6. Cinema†; 7. Adventure playgrounds†; 8. Anthropology; 9. Prison; 10. MacInnes, Industrial decentralisation.

VOLUME 2, 1962: 11. Paul Goodman, A. S. Neill; 12. Who are the anarchists?; 13. Direct action*; 14. Disobedience*; 15. The work of David Wills; 16. Ethics of anarchism, Africa; 17. Towards a lumpenproletariat; 18. Comprehensive schools; 19. Theatre: anger and anarchy; 20. Non-violence, Freud; 21. Secondary modern; 22. Cranston’s dialogue on anarchy.

VOLUME 3, 1963: 23. Housing, squatters, do-it-yourself; 24. Community of Scholars; 25. Technology, cybernetics; 26. CND, Salesmanship, Thoreau; 27. Youth; 28. The future of anarchism; 29. The Spies for Peace Story; 30. The community workshop; 31. Self-organising systems, Beatniks, the State; 32. Crime; 33. Alex Comfort’s anarchism†; 34. Science fiction, Workless teens.

VOLUME 4, 1964: 35. House and home; 36. Arms of the law; 37. Why I won’t vote; 38. Nottingham; 39. Homer Lane; 40. Unions and workers’ control; 41. The land; 42. Indian anarchism; 43. Parents and teachers; 44. Transport.

Sold out.   * Few copies left, sold to purchasers of yearly set only.

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