David Goodway

David Goodway


David Goodway is a British social and cultural historian who for twenty years has written principally on anarchism and libertarian socialism. He is the editor of two volumes of Nicholas Walter’s work— The Anarchist Past and PM Press’s Damed Fools in Utopia: And Other Writings on Anarchism and War ResistanceThe Letters of John Cowper Powys and Emma Goldman and collections of the writings of Alex Comfort, Herbert Read, and Maurice Brinton. His conversations with Colin Ward have been published as Talking Anarchy





Books by David

Talking Anarchy
Anarchist Seeds beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward
Damned Fools in Utopia: And Other Writings on Anarchism and War Resistance

Introductions by David

Lessons of the Spanish Revolution: 1936–1939

Praise

Talking Anarchy

Talking Anarchy

SKU: 9781604868128
Authors: Colin Ward and David Goodway
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604868128
Published: 12/2014
Format: Paperback, ePub, mobi, PDF
Size: 5 x 8
Page count: 176
Subjects: Philosophy-Anarchism

Praise

“It is difficult to match the empirical strength, the lucidity of prose, and the integration of theory and practical insight in the magnificent body of work produced by the veteran anarchist Colin Ward.”
Prospect

“Colin Ward has never written a highly paid column for a national newspaper or been on the bestseller lists, but his fan club is distinguished, and his influence wider than he himself may know.”
Times Literary Supplement



Anarchist Seeds beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

Anarchist Seeds beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

SKU: 9781604862218
Author: David Goodway
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604862218
Published: 12/2011
Format: Paperback, ePub, mobi, PDF
Size: 9 x 6
Page count: 448
Subjects: Politics-Anarchism, History, Philosophy

Praise

“Anarchist Seeds beneath the Snow is an impressive achievement for its rigorous scholarship across a wide range of sources, for collating this diverse material in a cogent and systematic narrative-cum-argument, and for elucidating it with clarity and flair… It is a book that needed to be written and now deserves to be read.”  —Journal of William Morris Studies

“Goodway outlines with admirable clarity the many variations in anarchist thought. By extending outwards to left-libertarians he takes on even greater diversity.”  —Sheila Rowbotham, Red Pepper

“A splendid survey of ‘left-libertarian thought’ in this country, it has given me hours of delight and interest. Though it is very learned, it isn’t dry. Goodway’s friends in the awkward squad (especially William Blake) are both stimulating and comforting companions in today’s political climate.”  —A.N. Wilson, Daily Telegraph

“The history of the British anarchist movement has been little studied or appreciated outside of the movement itself. Anarchist Seeds beneath the Snow, should go a long way towards rectifying this blind spot in established labour and political history. His broad ranging erudition combined with a penetrating understanding of the subject matter has produced a fascinating, highly readable history.”  —Joey Cain, edwardcarpenterforum.org



Damned Fools in Utopia: And Other Writings on Anarchism and War Resistance

Damned Fools in Utopia: And Other Writings on Anarchism and War Resistance

SKU: 9781604862225
Author: Nicolas Walter • Editor: David Goodway
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604862225
Published: 4/2011
Format: Paperback, ePub, mobi, PDF
Size: 9 x 6
Page count: 304
Subjects: Politics-Anarchism, History-UK

Praise

“[Nicolas Walter was] one of the most interesting left intellectuals of the second half of the twentieth century in Britain.”
–Professor Richard Taylor, University of Cambridge

“David Goodway has done his usual excellent job of selecting an interesting and varied collection [and] contributed a most useful and informative introduction…”
–Richard Alexander, Freedom on The Anarchist Past



Introductions by David

Lessons of the Spanish Revolution: 1936–1939

Lessons of the Spanish Revolution: 1936–1939

SKU: 9781629636474d
Author: Vernon Richards • Introduction: David Goodway
Publisher: PM Press/Freedom Press
ISBN: 9781629636474
Published: 08/01/2019
Format: ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 5.5 x 8
Page count: 304
Subjects: Politics-Anarchism/History-Spain

Praise

“The revolution that accompanied the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War was a high point in the history of working-class creativity, internationalism and self-activity. If it is to be a resource for present and future struggles, we must assess the strengths and weaknesses of the movement that propelled it. In this regard, the early endeavours of Vernon Richards remain indispensable.”
—Danny Evans, author of Revolution and the State: Anarchism in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939

“Vernon Richards’s Lessons of the Spanish Revolution is an excellent critical anarchist work on the revolution and the role of the anarchists.”
—Iain McKay, editor of Direct Struggle Against Capital: A Peter Kropotkin Anthology

Lessons of the Spanish Revolution explores the deeply complex subject of the Spanish workers’ heroic struggle against Franco’s regime exceptionally well. One of the key strengths of the book can be seen in the way Richards unflinchingly lays bare a clutch of deeply sobering truths, particularly through demonstrating how a number of disastrous tactics pursued by Spanish anarchists and syndicalists directly contributed to the defeat of the revolutionary movement.”
—Richard J. White, coeditor of The Practice of Freedom: Anarchism, Geography, and the Spirit of Revolt



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