I spent a very happy half-hour at the weekend at Janette Ray's second-hand bookshop in York - mainly architectural, buildings and planning - and came away with copies of two of the best regarded anarchist journals.
Now was edited by George Woodcock, and was taken under the wing of the Freedom Press in 1943. George Orwell was among the contributors during its short run. Also in the first issue: four drawings by John Olday - here's more about him - whose volumes of anti-war drawings, among them March to Death, were also published by the Freedom Press.
A generation later, Colin Ward started the most revered of libertarian journals, Anarchy - this issue, no. 5, is from July 1961, a quarter-of-a-century exactly after the start of the Spanish Civil War. It has a short poem by Herbert Read on the front cover.
Sone sad news: the writer and libertarian thinker Colin Ward died on Thursday night. There's an obituary on the blog of the publishers Five Leaves ... http://www.fiveleavespublications.blogspot.com/
And if you dig down a little deeper into the Five Leaves blog, you will see an obituary of John Rety, the poet and rebel, who died a couple of weeks ago.
It feels a little like the passing of the last of their generation
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