Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Liberal England: Colin Ward 1924-2010

Liberal England: Colin Ward 1924-2010
Jonathan Calder reports the death of Colin Ward. He did much to bring the works of Kropotkin to a new audience. He wrote, along with David Crouch, the classic study on Allotments-their landscape and culture and as Jonathan picked up at the time it was his commentary on the Kropotkin's Factory Fields and Workshops Tomorrow that encouraged and informed a new wave of allotmenteers .
His book 'Tenant's Takeover' influenced ideas in housing for a generation.
Anyone struggling to imagine how you can create a fair and free world without the threat of oppressive state power will find Colin Ward of great interest. He champion mutualism before it was fashionable. A while ago I noted that Tory David Willets had been on Radio 4's Start the Week quoting Kropotkin and alluding to the work of Ward.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I am happy to address most contributions, even the drunken ones if they are coherent, but I am not going to engage with negative sniping from those who do not have the guts to add their names or a consistent on-line identity to their comments. Such postings will not be published.

Anonymous comments with a constructive contribution to make to the discussion, even if it is critical will continue to be posted. Libellous comments or remarks I think may be libellous will not be published.

I will also not tolerate personation so please do not add comments in the name of real people unless you are that person. If you do not like these rules then start your own blog.

Oh, and if you persist in repeating yourself despite the fact I have addressed your point I may get bored and reject your comment.

The views expressed in comments are those of the poster, not me.