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George Walford: Ideology, Autonomous or Epiphenomenal?

To hold that ideology is an epiphenomenon is to hold that it is the reflection or expression of events or revelations in another field. This view demands consideration both for its intrinsic interest and also because it forms part of a large and influential body of thought. Marxism in all its varieties – neo-, Leninist-,… read more »

George Walford: Intellect

As one moves along the range from protostatic toward metadynamic so the original identification with the static principle comes to be replaced by identification with dynamism. There are other ideological features which follow a similar course of development as one moves along the ideological range, and in the next section we shall briefly discuss some… read more »

George Walford: Introduction to An Outline Sketch of Systematic Ideology

The purpose of this essay is to present an outline sketch of the theory of ideology originated and developed by Harold Walsby. To present, not to establish. For support of what is set out here, for weight of evidence and answers to objections, the reader will need to look elsewhere, to its correspondence with his… 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: 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 »

George Walford: Political Individualism and Collectivism

The ideologist does not dispute the general opinion that the ideas of the Right are different from those of the Left, but he does add something to it. Right and Left, eidostatics and eidodynamics, not only have different ideas, they also have different ways of thinking. As Walsby phrases it, they differ not only in… read more »

George Walford: Reply to a Socialist

Dear Comrade, You say you will remain a Socialist because you: “hate and are sickened by the present order of things.” You also say that struggling against this present order of things is “a matter of personal integrity, of feeling that we are ourselves. Success is not necessary to make struggle or rebellion worthwhile or… 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: The Annual Harold Walsby Memorial Lecture for 1980

We propose that the Annual Harold Walsby Lecture for 1980 be an exposition of the theory, originated and largely developed by Harold Walsby, now known as systematic ideology, or of some aspect of that theory, as the lecturer may choose. We propose that Peter Shepherd, who is a lecturer by profession, who has already given… read more »

George Walford: The Cosmic Situation

When we turn to consider the respective identifications of the two main ideological classes with the non-social world (what Walsby terms their cosmic situations), we find a reversal of the identifications which they respectively exhibit with existing society. The eidostatics, (positively identified with existing society), are negatively identified with the non-social world, and the eidodynamics,… read more »