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Alan Bula: George Walford Memorial

I am delighted that you are publishing a memorial for George Walford. His unique Ideological Commentary is unforgettable and his efforts to continue Harold Walsby’s thinking deserves a follow-up, particularly as the freelance scholar has become almost an extinct species. Intellectual thinking is all but monopolised by institutions. SI: IGNORED, ALONE AND ILLUMINATING Until S.I.,… read more »

Alison Walford, Sharon Goodyear and Richenda Walford: George Walford Memorial

George had a happy secure childhood up to the age of ten. He said his mother was always there, good-tempered and understanding, while his father, a self-employed workaholic builder, put in brief appearances during which George learnt roller-skating, cycling and swimming; it was the foundation for a lifetime’s interest in individual sports. For several years… read more »

Andrew Trull: We Gotta Do Something, Even If It’s Wrong: Explanation Meets Experimentation in Systematic Ideology & Designing Society

Winner, 2005 George Walford International Essay Prize. What you are now reading is a reflection in language on theory; thinking. Thinking is whatever we don’t know how to take for granted. It is only in thinking that we imagine things to be different and it is here that the author would like to, temporarily, invite… read more »

Brenda McIntosh: Jack as I Knew Him

As a teenager I was presented with a silent, bearded, impressively intellectual brother-in-law. Despite a few introductory swimming excursions to Hampstead Ponds he remained too awesome to commune with. His desire to debate every topic rather than pass on to another was unnerving – he reminded me of a threshing mill beating out the last… read more »

David McDonagh: George Walford, Ideology, Marxism and the SPGB

I liked George Walford, but I do not think that he was a wise man or even a very bright man. Nor do I hold myself to be very wise or bright, but the facts relating to the Socialist Party of Great Britain [SPGB] and Harold Walsby are not very difficult to see. I was… read more »

Diana Silberman-Keller: Systematic Ideology, a New Hegelian or Functionalist Critique of Ideologies?

Introduction This paper introduces Systematic Ideology (SI) as a theoretical approach to ideology critique. The theory was initially developed by Harold Walsby (1947), who worked in a line of descent from F.S. Johnson, Francis Sedlak, the English Hegelians and Karl Marx to Hegel. George Walford (1979, 1990) further enlarged Walsby’s approach and Zvi Lamm (2002)… read more »

Dr. Zvi Lamm: Encounter in Autumn

I described the factual side of my encounter with George elsewhere (see my Ideologies in an Hierarchical Order in Science and Public Policy, vol. 11, No.1, pp. 40 -46), but I made no mention there of my impressions of that encounter. I live in a country in which ideology has for many years not been… read more »

Eric Stockton: Thoughts on Ideological Minimalism

Harold Walsby circa 1940s. I enjoyed being one of George Walford’s readers and correspondents although I did not have the pleasure of meeting him. I have no idea what he might have thought of what follows but I like to imagine that he would have found it worth reading. I write as an amateur philosopher… read more »

George Gook: George Walford Memorial

  George Walford has been a friend for almost fifty years. We first met early in 1946 at what was, I believe, the first public meeting of the Social Science Association. The founder of this organisation had published a number of cheap booklets, or pamphlets, on such subjects as The Atom Bomb, The Mass Mind,… read more »

George R. Russell, SPGB: George Walford Memorial

Although I never met George when he was a member of the SPGB in the forties I did know of him. I was most agreeably surprised when he told me (when I became a subscriber to IC) that he had known many of the Glasgow members that I knew so well, such as Angus Beech… read more »