Anarchy 23

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Contents of No. 23

January 1963


Housing and helplessness John Ellerby 1
Do it yourself Ian Nairn 4
Miners who run their own pit Douglas Stuckey 7
Direct action for houses: the story of the squatters   9
We built our own Harry Deverson 16
What hope for housing societies? Tristram Shandy 17
Bethnal Green: a museum of housing Colin Ward 21
A man’s ambition must be small Jack Robinson 25
John Rae and the myths of war Arthur Uloth 28
Cover by Rufus Segar  


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Tickets six shillings from Freedom Press
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Other issues of ANARCHY

  1. Sex-and-Violence; Galbraith; the New Wave, Education.
  2. Workers’ Control
  3. What does anarchism mean today?; Africa; the Long Revolution.
  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.
  9. Prison.
  10. Sillitoe’s Key to the Door; MacInnes on Crime; Augustus John’s Utopia; Committee of 100.
  11. Paul Goodman; Neill on Education; the Character-Builders.
  12. Who are the anarchists?
  13. Direct Action.
  14. Disobedience.
  15. The work of David Wills.
  16. Ethics of anarchism; Africa; Anthropology; Poetry of Dissent.
  17. Towards a lumpenproletariat: Education vs. the working class; Freedom of access; Benevolent bureaucracy; CD and CND.
  18. Comprehensive Schools.
  19. Theatre: anger and anarchy.
  20. Non-violence as a reading of history; Freud, anarchism and experiments in living.
  21. Secondary modern.
  22. Cranston’s Dialogue on anarchy.


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Correction—Mutual Aid

In Anarchy 20 we referred to Kropotkin’s Mutual Aid as ‘long out of print’. So it is in Britain, but the American edition of 1955 is available at three dollars (hard-bound) and two dollars (paperback) from Libertarian League, P.O. Box 261, Cooper Station, New York 3, N.Y.


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