A. W. Spencer-Bragg (Harold Walsby): The Rape of Science

.”.. the politicians and statesmen are not fit to handle modern scientific inventions and discoveries.” – Dr. Ernest Boris Chain. The search for knowledge is among the noblest endeavours of which mankind is capable, yet now every advance in this direction seems but one more step towards our self-destruction. In the nineteenth century there was… read more »

A. W. Spencer-Bragg (Harold Walsby): Are Scientists Inhuman?

I am at frightened man. All the scientists I know are frightened men, frightened for their lives and frightened for your life. Dr. Harold C. Urey Many people feel – and it is easily understandable – that the situation in which they find themselves to-day has come about without their knowledge, – that they have… read more »

A. W. Spencer-Bragg (Harold Walsby): Social Hari-Kari

The world has become mulch smaller and more explosive. Now we are all crowded together into as single house. Beneath the floor of our house there is a time bomb ticking away, as write this … as you read this. Dr. Harold C. Urey, Atom bomb scientist. During the war we looked forward to peace…. read more »

A. W. Spencer-Bragg (Harold Walsby): The Child with the Loaded Pistol

We cannot stop and stand still even if we would; we are committed to further progress or, at least, further change. The knowledge and power which science has given us must inevitably carry us on with a frightful momentum. Prof. W. McDougall The enormous technical advances made by physical science in recent years and the… read more »

A. W. Spencer-Bragg (Harold Walsby): 999 – Emergency!

  London: Social Science Association 1946. 64 pages. Let the mind rise from victory to victory over surrounding nature, let it conquer for human life and activity not only the surface of the earth but all that lies between the depth of the seas and the outer limits of the atmosphere, let it command for… read more »

George Walford: The Ideology of Freedom

This paper is mainly a commentary on David Friedman‘s book The Machinery of Freedom. [1] Where it expands into comments on Anarcho-Capitalism (one name for the social system Mr.Friedman expounds) it is still based wholly on his book. I have heard a talk given by an Anarcho-Capitalist to the Walsby Society, but my recollections of… read more »

George Walford: Papers on Systematic Ideology

These papers all develop themes mentioned in this OUTLINE SKETCH. They can probably be obtained where you obtained this pamphlet; if not, then from the Walsby Society or from The Bookshop, [address]. They will be sent on request, but if you can enclose, for each paper required, two letterstamps, this will be helpful. THE IDEOLOGY… read more »

George Walford: Conclusion to An Outline Sketch of Systematic Ideology

Let us assume the reader has found this outline sketch acceptable, that he has moved on to some of the studies which undertake to establish various parts of the theory and has found those also acceptable. Let us assume that he accepts, provisionally at least, the theory of systematic ideology. What effect will this have… read more »

George Walford: Social Ideological Structure

The ideological structure of society is, in this respect, parallel with that of each person. In order to maintain expression of any ideology a society, like a person, must maintain expression of all those ideologies which lie to the protostatic side of it in the range. To show this for each ideology is a long,… read more »

George Walford: Personal Ideological Structure

Any reader who accepts – even if only provisionally – the theories brought forward in the preceding pages, and sets out to test them against his own observations, will quickly encounter gross discrepancies. The protostatics present no great problem; it will be found that their behaviour does, if not in all details then at least… read more »