Scanning Anarchy – index

Anarchy 37

Anarchy 37

Greetings word-fans.

Aside from all the happenings we mentioned in our last posting, we continue to work on bringing the juiciest bits of the 1in12 Library to the wider world by way of our ten-year-old scanning equipment.

Incidentally, we’re aware that these aren’t truly our juicy fruits – the Anarchy magazines we’re currently scanning are all someone else’s work, and we hope the many authors in question, and their descendants (if they’re hoping for that 70-years worth of publishing royalties payola) will take a merciful view of our activities. It’s obvious that others have planned on scanning these journals (have a search on the internet and you’ll see) so we think – by placing them on the Internet Archive in an ad-free neutral zone – we’re doing something which is, on balance, beneficial. We have, at least, been in touch with the original publishers and got a warm tweet in response, so we intend to continue unless a genuine problem arises. Also – we think – the collectors who have left these publications to us probably would prefer that they were widely read rather than locked up in The Special Room.

The tweet of Freedom

The tweet of Freedom

So, to cut to the chase, we’ve now scanned issues 1 – 42 of Anarchy magazine, with three  exceptions where we don’t (yet) have a copy of the magazine.

We’ve experimented a bit with resolution in the interests of speed and getting the job done – let us know if you think the later copies are noticeably worse than the early ones. We’ll be doing another batch in  week or two so we value your feedback.

The files are all text-searchable PDFs (with the usual hilarious OCR errors – sorry) so we hope you’ll be able to make use of them.

Thanks again to Freedom Press – – feedback to

Anarchy 1 (March, 1961) – Rescuing Galbraith from the conventional wisdom / Sex-and-violence and the origin of the novel (Alex Comfort) / Education, equality, opportunity (John Ellerby) / The ‘new wave’ in Britain (Nicholas Walter)

Anarchy No. 2 missing

Anarchy 3, May 1961  – A Notebook in South Africa (Maurice Goldman) / Africa and the future (Jeremy Westall) / Culture and Community (Nicholas Walter) / Removal of Guilt (Anthony Weaver)

Anarchy  4 – June 1961 – Where the shoe pinches: a discussion of ‘de-institutionalization’ (Colin Ward) / Conflicting strains of anarchist thought (George Molnar) / Africa & the future: A comment ( J.E.)

Anarchy  5 –  July 1961 – Brenan’s Spanish Labyrinth (Marie Louise Berneri) / The Congress of Zaragoza (Philip Holgate) / Some Conclusions on the Spanish Collectives (Gaston Leval) / A Peasant Experiment in Anarchist-Communism (H E Kaminski)

Anarchy  6 – August 1961 – A future for cinema? (Ward Jackson) / The anarchism of Jean Vigo (John Ellerby) / Making ‘Circus at Clopton Hall’ (Annie Mygind) / The animated film grows up (Philip Samson) / Making ‘The Little Island’ (Dick Williams) / Luis Bunuel : reality and illusion (Rufus Segar) / Another look at Bunuel (Tristram Shandy) / The innocent eye of Robert Flaherty (C.)

Anarchy  7 – September 1961 – Adventure Playground: a parable of anarchy (C.W.) / New Town Adventure (Annie Mygind) / Adventure in Lollard Street (Shelia Beskine) / The Revolution in Physical Education (Joan Foster)

Anarchy 8 – October 1961 – Anarchists and Fabians: an anniversary symposium / Action anthropology or applied anarchism? (Kevin Maddock) / Erosion inside capitalism (Reg Wright) / George Orwell: an accident in society (Nicholas Walter)

Anarchy  9 – November 1961 – Are we in favour of penal reform? (C.W.) / The captive society (John Ellerby) / Therapeutic communities (Ward Jackson) / Refresher course in jail (Dave Dellinger) / Far from therapeutic (Pat Arrowsmith)

Anarchy 10 – September 1961 – Adventure Playground: a parable of anarchy (C.W.) / New Town Adventure (Annie Mygind) / Adventure in Lollard Street (Sheila Beskine) / The Revolution in Physical Education (Joan Foster)

Anarchy 11 – January 1962 – The World of Paul Goodman – Communitas
Revisited – Youth and Absurdity – Practical Proposals (John Ellerby) / The
Children and Psychology (Paul Goodman) / The Character Builders (Harold
Drasdo) / Summerhill Education vs. Standard Education (A. S. Neil)

Anarchy 12 – February 1962 – Who Are The Anarchists? / The anarchist
personality (Tony Gibson) / The Freedom readership survey / Who will be the
anarchists? (Tristram Shandy) / Reflections on mass media (Martin Small)

Anarchy 13 – March 1962 – Direct action: the make-it-yourself
revolution / The politics of direct action (Peter Cadogan) / Direct action
and the new pacifism (Nicolas Walter) / The habit of direct action (David

Anarchy 14 – April 1962 – Disobedience and the new pacifism (Nicolas
Walter) / The state and society (Colin Ward) / Gandhi on the theory of
voluntary servitude (Gene Sharp)

Anarchy 15 – May 1962 – The work of David Wills (Anthony Weaver) /
Clinical aspects of the work of David Wills (‘Consultant Psychiatrist’) /
Down in the jungle (David Downes) / Do we want happy children? (Dachine

Anarchy 16 – June 1962 – The ethics of anarchism (Bob Green) / The
bounds of possibility (Kenneth Maddock) / Anarchism and the African
(Maurice Goldman) / Africans and anarchism (Henry Dowa) / The poetry of
dissent (Harold Drasdo)

Anarchy 17 – July 1962 – Towards a Lumpen-Proletariat (G.) /
Education vs. the Working Class (Martin Small) / Freedom of Access (Donald
Rooum) / Benevolent Bureaucracy (Maurine Blanke) / CD and CND: Are they
Opposed (G. H. Petch) / Follow-Up: Anarchy & Cinema (Donald

Anarchy 18 – August 1962 – Comprehensive schools / Educating the
non-scholastic (H. Raymond King) / Bombed site and comprehensive school
(Winifred Hindley) / A last look round (Sixth-Former) / Some were all right
(Early Leaver) / Eleven-plus and the comprehensive (Parent)/ A senior
concert of the high school of music and art (Paul Goodman) / Down there
with Isherwood (Dachine Rainer) / The anarchists from outside (Nicholas

Anarchy 19 – September 1962 – Theatre: anger and anarchy (Nicolas
Walter) / Where civilisation begins (Arnold Wesker) / Room to move about
(David Markham) / The language of persuasion (Harold Drasdo) / To start
wagging and stop tampering (Roger Bray) / Were they way out, way back? (Sam
Weiner & H. W. Morton) / More about freedom of access (Donald Rooum, Eric
Hughes) / On the idea of anarchy (Jeremy Westall)

Anarchy 20 – October 1962 – Non-violence as a reading of history
(Peter Cadogan) / Identity, love and mutual aid (Dachine Rainer) / Freud,
anarchism and experiments in living (Martin Small) / Anarchism: contracting
other relationships (Geoffrey Ostergaard)

Anarchy 21 – November 1962 – Secondary Modern (John Ellerby) /
Jug and clay, or flower? (Anthony Weaver) / 6F. Geog. (Anthony Blond) /
Pops in the classroom (Judith Tudor Hart) / Tomorrow’s Audience (John
Duncan) / A charter for the unfree child (Martin Daniel) / The Sillitoe
thesis (David Downes) / Reflections on authority (Jeremy Westall) /
Reflections on freedom (John C. A. Davey)

Anarchy 22 – December 1962 – A dialogue on anarchy (Maurice Cranston)
/ The role of relationships in Society (Ronald Harvey) / The ethics of
egoism (Donald Rooum) / Snapshot album (Geoffrey Minish) / Anarchist
history: some recent books / Index to ANARCHY, January-December 1962

Anarchy 23 – January 1963 – Housing and helplessness (John Ellerby) /
Do it yourself (Ian Nairn) / Miners who run their own pit (Douglas Stuckey)
/ Direct action for houses: the story of the squatters / We built our own
(Harry Deverson) / What hope for housing societies? (Tristram Shandy) /
Bethnal Green: a museum of housing (Colin Ward) / A man’s ambition must be
small (Jack Robinson) / John Rae and the myths of war (Arthur Uloth)

Anarchy 24 – February 1963 – The Community Of Scholars (Tom Jones),
Stolen fruits of a classical education (Simon Raven), Primitive societies
and social myths (Kenneth Maddock), Schizophrenia; a social disease (John

Anarchy 25 – March 1963 – Homo Aedificans (Harry Baecker) / The Terrible Flaw (Maurice Goldman) / The development and significance of cybernetics (W. Grey Walter) / Shock tactics and pornography (Martin Daniel)

Anarchy 26 – April 1963 – The last Aldermaston (Charles Radcliffe) / What has
it got to do with the bomb? (Brian Richardson) / The factory for peace (Tom
McAlpine) / How to sell your way to slavery (Ian Sainsbury) / Thoreau’s
politics of the upright man (Richard Drinnon).

Anarchy 27 – May 1963 – The Teen Canteen: 1. The real challenge (Joe
Benjamin) 2. In at the end (David Downes) / The young one (Nicola Walter) /
Teenagery and after (Colin MacInnes) / Dead end (Paul Goodman) / Anarchism
and the public schools (Charles Radcliffe) / Student Pages: Anarchism, an
introduction (John Whitfield) / Anarchism and non-violence (John Whitfield) /
Thoughts on the English monarchy (Andrew King) / Affluent Britain, a 6th
form view (Roger Lewis) / Further observations on technology and anarchism
(Harry Baecker)

Anarchy 28 – June 1963 – The anarchist past 1. (Nicolas Walter) / The
anarchist past 2. (George Molnar) / The future of anarchism 1. (Philip
Holgate) / The future of anarchism 2. (Ted Kavanagh) / The future of
anarchism 3. (Colin Ward) / The relevance of syndicalism (Geoffrey
Ostergaard) / Theatre Workshop’s war requiem (Alan Lovell) / Swimming and
drowning (Harold Drasdo).

Anarchy 29 – July 1963 – The Spies for Peace Story: 1. What Official Secret?
2. In the Beginning… 3. The Ripples Spread 4. Informing the Public 5.
More Secrete…More Demonstrations 6. Fallout 7. Whodunit? 8. The State
Hits Back 9. Onto the Banned-Waggon! 10. RSGs, Parliament and the State 11.

Anarchy 30 – August 1963 – The Community Workshop (John Ellerby) / The Idea
of an Experimenting Workshop (Juan Perez) / Towards a Do-It-Yourself Economy
(Bosco Nedelcovic) / The Teen Canteen: End or Beginning? (Gerry Williams) /
The Gypsies (Charles Radcliffe)

Anarchy No. 31 missing

Anarchy 32 – October 1963 – Anarchism and crime (Ian Stuart) / Tragedy in Dedham (Ward Jackson) / Anarchism and social control (John Ellerby) / His own man (Jim Burns) / In the bottom stream (Robert Ferguson)

Anarchy 33 – November 1963 –  The Anarchism of Alex Comfort (John Ellerby) / Sex, Kicks and Comfort (Charles Radcliffe) / Alex Comfort’s Art and Scope (Harold Drasdo) /
A Disappointed Revolutionary (Sid Parker).

Anarchy 34 –  December 1963 – Science fiction and anarchism (John Pilgrim) /
England in the wild (Arthur Uloth) / Burrowing for bureaucracy (Jeremy
John) / What it really feels like (Tom Pickard) /Kenneth Patchen: Laureate
of the doomed youth of the third world war (Charles Radcliffe & Diana
Shelley) / Reflected in a puddle (Catherine Gibson).

Anarchy 35 – January 1964 – House and home (C.W.) / Are council houses
necessary? (Peter Neville) / Of course they are (Caleb Williams) / The
multiple family housing unit (Teddy Gold) / In the urban jungle (J.E. &
A.B.) / Self-help housing in South America: The Barriada: a case history
(William Mangin) / A revolutionary fable (Gene Sharp).

Anarchy 36 – February 1964 – The laughter of Inspector Rowley (Ian
Sainsbury) / Close prisoners all (Tony Parker) / I’ve dislodged a bit of
brick (Donald Rooum) / No cause for police alarm (A. J. Baker)

Anarchy 37 – March 1964 – Why I Won’t Vote (Ted Kavanagh, Charles Radcliffe,
Jack Stevenson, Tony Gibson, Rita Milton, Jack Robinson, Pete Turner,
Philip Holgate) / Vagrants, (Adrian Cunningham) / Squawks of a citizen / Lapse
of community (Paul Goodman) / Story of an eviction (J.D. Gilbert-Rolfe)

Anarchy 38 – April 1964 – Nottingham United (Philip Callow) / Robin Hood
Rides Again: A Rebel Scene (Ray Gosling) / Nottingham at Fourteen / Man and
Motor in Nottingham (Paul Ritter) / Pages from a Nottingham Notebook (Harold
Drasdo) / Poor People (Alan Sillitoe).

Anarchy 39 – May 1964 – Discovering Homer Lane (John Ellerby) / The legacy of
Homer Lane (David Wills) / Recollecting Homer Lane (A. S. Neill) / The Little
Commonwealth in time (Anthony Weaver) /The Homer Lane Society (Roy Frye) /
Not quite the right idea (Leila Berg) /Chessman’s bequest to his
executioners (Richard Drinnon).

Anarchy 40 – July 1964 – Approaches to the land (Tom Jones) /Anarchism and
Agriculture (Alan Albon) / Why I work on the land (Tim Meadows) /Fields,
factories and workshops tomorrow (John Ellerby) / Direct action and the
urban environment (Robert Swann)

Anarchy No. 41 missing

Anarchy 42 – August 1964 – Indian anarchism (Geoffrey Ostergaard) / On
government (Vinoba Bhave) / The saints in session (Gaston Gerard) / Attitudes
to India (Tristram Shandy) /India, China, peace (Jayaprakash Narayam) /
Buddhist anarchism, Gary Snyder

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