George Walford

PSI Circular Number Two (February 1979)

Two copies of this Circular are sent you; please pass one copy on. PAY OF OR ELSE: Future issues of this Circular will be sent to all PSI Supporters. If you are not a Supporter and wish to receive it please send £1 for one year. Otherwise we may send it you or we may… read more »

PSI Circular Number One (January 1979)

Coming Attractions PSI Open Meeting: Friday Jan 12 at [address] for 8.00. COLIN FRY, Co-Ordinator of the Environment Information Group, will speak on AN APPROACH TO THE SYSTEMATIC ANALYSIS OF ECOLOGICAL IDEOLOGY. Mensa Think-In: On Thursday 8 February at 8.00 pm George Walford will speak at the National Liberal Club, [address] on THE POWER OF… read more »

Joshua Feldman: Reconceptualising (systematic) Ideology in the Wake of Political Psychology

Joshua Feldman: Reconceptualising (systematic) ideology in the wake of political psychology: Positivism, classical conditioning and the Tree of Knowledge (ToK) System Winner, 2016 George Walford International Essay Prize. For man’s intellect, though it has mastered a great deal of the universe which is its environment, has not mastered itself… Hence the need for systematised knowledge… read more »

George Walford and Ike Benjamin: The Sad Case of the SPGB

THE SOCIALIST PARTY OF GREAT BRITAIN claims to be putting forward a “clear” and “logical” case. Since the founding of the Party, nearly eighty years ago, that case has consistently been rejected by the overwhelming majority of those who have heard it, by the overwhelming majority even of those who have heard it repeatedly. The… read more »

George Orwell Letters to George Walford

Prior to writing 1984, George Orwell wrote these letters to George Walford. George Walford (1919 – 1994) was a student of systematic ideology. – Trevor Blake   CAN 3751 27 B Canonbury Square Islington London N1 30.6.45 Dear Mr. Walford, Many thanks for your letter of 26th June, and for the pamphlet “The Intellectual and… read more »

George Walford: The New Magic

Few of us have any better grounds for believing in germs than for believing in witches. – Professor Gordon Childe. IN the relationship between science and daily life two distinct and complementary tendencies can be observed. On the one hand the products of science are coming into an increasingly intimate relationship with our everyday activities…. read more »

George Walford: Exploring Ideology

Ideology used to mean false consciousness, distorted thinking and end ability to change. For Marx it meant reaction. That was in the 19th Century and thinking has moved forward. Now Roy Hattersley writes on his own Labour Party having an ideology and Noel Sullivan uses “Conservative Ideology” without conservatives objecting. One firm publishes a series… read more »

George Walford: Sciences

Distinguished by precision: After saying that the Keynesians believed themselves to have grasped the principles of controlling the economy, Jane Jacobs goes on to add that they: ‘concentrated on creating a science of fiscal intervention – a real science, like chemistry or physics, in which one can count on precise, quantifiable interventions yielding predictable, quantifiable… read more »

George Walford: Criticise the Critics

Freedom, the anarchist journal, quotes David Ricardo: ‘The interest of the landlords is always opposed to the interest of every other class in the community.’ [1] Back in the days of raging inflation a Wilson government declared a moratorium on increases in office rents. They had to abandon it in the face of desperate pleas… read more »

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