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Talking Anarchy

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Of all political views anarchism is the most ill-represented. For more than 30 years, in over 30 books, Colin Ward has been patiently explaining anarchist solutions to everything from vandalism to what we do after the motor age - as well as celebrating unofficial uses of the landscape, from holiday camps to squatter communities. In this book-length interview, Colin Ward di...more
Paperback, 149 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Five Leaves Publications
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A conversation between David Goodway (the editor) and British anarchist-propogandist/education-reformer/architect/housing advocate Colin Ward. The interview ranges through numerous topics on which Ward's writings are of interest, and dwells for a long time on his involvement with several famous anarchist jounrals, including "Autonomy", which he himself edited for 10 years.

Ward's ideas on anarchism haven't given me any insights in particular, but his writings and ideas on numerous other fields fr...more
Dec 03, 2007 Jacken rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Colin Ward fans..
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Just a loooonnnnggg interveiw with Colin Ward about his ideas (anarchism, architecture, education among others), his part in the UK anarchist movement, and the movement as a whole - great for reading up on anarchist history (with lots of nice anecdotes about Freedom etc..) but readers should just drop in in the bits that interest them/use it as a reference, cos otherwise it can drag a bit (despite the interveiw style, that actually makes it very accesible)
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Colin Ward was born in Wanstead, Essex. He became an anarchist while in the British Army during World War II. As a subscriber to War Commentary, the war-time equivalent of Freedom, he was called in 1945 from Orkney, where he was serving, to give evidence at the London trial of the editors for publishing an article allegedly intended to seduce soldiers from their duty or allegiance. Ward robustly r...more
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