Ellis Hillman: A Word of History
Readers may be interested to know that Harold Walsby’s arrival in the pages of The Socialist Leader was no accident. I had been having a number of discussions with George Stone, the Editor, about ways and means of widening the appeal and circulation of the journal, and he asked me to approach new and stimulating potential contributors. I had known Walsby for some time, had studied his Domain of Ideologies and had entered into many a discussion and some correspondence with him. The upshot was that Walsby, along with a number of other new people, decided to take part in the “Contributors’ Columns” of the Leader. He hugely enjoyed the experience, with the opportunity to spread himself.
The correspondence he provoked on the General Election of 1951 is particularly interesting. We both took the view – perhaps for different reasons! – that all socialists should vote Labour, and this provoked a veritable storm not only from among the brethren of the SPGB but also from the ILP. What he had to say did not lose its importance when the election of 1951 was over.
from Ideological Commentary 28, July 1987.
- PSI Circular Number Two (February 1979)
- PSI Circular Number One (January 1979)
- Joshua Feldman: Reconceptualising (systematic) Ideology in the Wake of Political Psychology
- George Walford and Ike Benjamin: The Sad Case of the SPGB
- Linda Sloane: Systematic Ideology and Identity / The Triangle of Society, Ideology and the Individual
- Their “Operation Utopia”
- George Orwell Letters to George Walford
- George Walford: The New Magic
- George Walford: Exploring Ideology
- George Walford: Sciences