George Walford: Modesty
To Comrades Andreyev and Smirnova. I am decisively against publishing Tales of Stalin’s Childhood. The book is full of factual errors. But that’s not the main thing. The main thing is that the book has a tendency to instill in the minds of the Soviet people (and people in general) a cult of personalities, of leaders and infallible heroes. That is dangerous and harmful. The theory of “heroes” and the “crowd” is not a Bolshevik one but is SR [Socialist Revolutionary]. . . The people make better heroes, the Bolsheviks reply. I advise you to burn the book.
In February 1938. (Signed:) Stalin
(Quoted by David Remnick reviewing Stalin, Triumph and Tragedy, by Dmitri Volkogonov (Grove Weidenfeld) in NYR 30 November).
‘WHOEVER hugs me and calls me brother is a usurper and a tyrant; I declare them to be my enemy.’ (E. B. Funck in Anarchy #34)
from Ideological Commentary 59, February 1993.
- 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