Anarchy 39

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Contents of No. 39

May 1964


Discovering Homer Lane John Ellerby 129
The legacy of Homer Lane David Wills 135
Recollecting Homer Lane A. S. Neill 144
The Little Commonwealth in time Anthony Weaver 147
The Homer Lane Society Roy Frye 151
Not quite the right idea Leila Berg 153
Chessman’s bequest to his executioners Richard Drinnon 158
Cover by Sheila Beskine  


Some other
issues
of special
interest ….


If you found this issue of ANARCHY interesting you may like to know about some other issues which are still available. In ANARCHY 15 several authors discussed the work of David Wills. In ANARCHY 18 teachers, parents and children wrote about Comprehensive Schools and in ANARCHY 21 Secondary Modern Schools were explored, while Martin Daniel discussed the Crowther Report. ANARCHY 11 reviewed the books and ideas of Paul Goodman, A. S. Neill wrote about Summerhill, and Harold Drasdo discussed the limitations of the “The character builders|character building” theory of education. (Outward Bound and all that).
In ANARCHY 27, Joe Benjamin and David Downes write of their experiences of the beginning and the end of the Teen Canteen. The same issue has Charles Radcliffe on the public schools, Nicolas Walter on Cliff Richard, Colin MacInnes on Ray Gosling and Paul Goodman on New York street gangs. If your interest in Homer Lane’s ideas is primarily criminological, we have had a brilliant series of issues on these topics: ANARCHY 9 on Prison, ANARCHY 32 on Crime, and ANARCHY 36 on Arms of the Law. Perhaps you would do best to get ANARCHY regularly—see inside front cover for subscription rates.



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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. The unions; 41. The land.

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