Donald Rooum

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(1928 - 2019)

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About Donald Rooum

Donald Rooum (born 20 April 1928, died 31 August 2019) was an English anarchist cartoonist and writer. He had a long association with Freedom Press who have published seven volumes of his Wildcat cartoons.

In 1963 he played a key role in exposing Harold Challenor, a corrupt police officer who tried to frame him.

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This person has authored 2 documents, with 28,884 words or 184,508 characters.

Anarchism : Anarchist and Anti-Authoritarianism -- 1962 ~ (960 Words / 6,479 Characters)
Émile Armand, in his youth, joined the Salvation Army. Then he studied Tolstoy and became a Christian anarchist. Finally, still in his youth, he became an anarchist individualist, and so remained until he died, at the age of 90. I am told by one learned in such matters, a Freudian could deduce, from the above facts alone, that Émile Armand had a strong father fixation. This gives me the confidence to voice a speculation of my own, formulated while I was reading a new pamphlet of translations from his work. I reckon he shared, with many saints of several religions, a profound longing to define what was admirable in human behavior, and make this the pattern of his own behavior. The strict moral code was what attracted him to the Sally Bash. He resigned to become a Christian anarchist when Tolstoy showed him how quasi-military ritual actually hindered strict ethical behavior. And finally, when the study of Stirner and Nietzsche showed him that e... (From : TheAnarchistLibrary.org.)

Anarchism : Anarchist and Anti-Authoritarianism -- 1995 ~ (27,924 Words / 178,029 Characters)
Publisher’s Introduction We are often asked to explain what anarchism is all about, and hope to publish a revised and expanded version of Nicolas Walter’s popular About Anarchism when it is ready. Meanwhile we suggested to Donald Rooum, creator of the anarchist Wildcat cartoons, that he should produce a pamphlet on Anarchism. The first part of this compilation (pages 1 to 28) is his response. He writes, “My contribution is intended to describe anarchism as it appears to anarchists in general, in Britain at the end of the twentieth century. The three headings, ‘What anarchists believe, How anarchists differ, What anarchists do,’ are taken from Nicolas Walter’s 1969 pamphlet About Anarchism, and ways of putting points are lifted from many other contemporary anarchists.” He adds that he “takes personal responsibility for the opinions and errors”. Freedom Press are respon... (From : TheAnarchistLibrary.org.)

Chronology

April 10, 1928 :
Birth Day.

August 31, 2019 :
Death Day.

April 19, 2020 ; 1:49:56 PM (America/Los_Angeles) :
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