Colin Ward

British Anarchist Writer and Social Historian

August 14, 1924 — February 11, 2010

Description : ...lived with the title of Britain's most famous anarchist for nearly half a ­century, bemused by this ambivalent sobriquet. In Anarchy in Action (1973), he set out his belief that an anarchist society was not an end goal. (From : Guardian Obituary)

Tags : anarchist, writer, british, historian, editor, architect, professor, anti-authoritarian.

Quotes :

"...the bombs you are worried about are not the bombs which cartoonists attribute to the anarchists, but the bombs which governments have perfected, at your expense." (From : "Anarchism as a Theory of Organization," by Colin Ward, 1966.)
"It is, after all, the principle of authority which ensures that people will work for someone else for the greater part of their lives, not because they enjoy it or have any control over their work, but because they see it as their only means of livelihood." (From : "Anarchism as a Theory of Organization," by Colin Ward, 1966.)
"The anarchists, who have always distinguished between the state and society, adhere to the social principle, which can be seen where-ever men link themselves in an association based on a common need or a common interest." (From : "Anarchism as a Theory of Organization," by Colin Ward, 1966.)

Biography :

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Colin Ward was one of the editors of Freedom from 1947-1960 and edited the monthly Anarchy from 1961 to 1970.

Personal Information: Family: son of Arnold (a teacher) and Ruby (West) Ward; married Harriet Barry (a teacher), September 9, 1966; children: Ben; stepsons: Barney Unwin, Tom Unwin. Education: Attended Garnett Teachers College, 1964-65. Addresses: Home: 19 Schubert Rd., London S.W.15, England. Agent: David Higham Associates, 5/8 Lower John St., London W.1, England.

Career: Shepheard & Epstein (architects and planners), London, England, senior assistant, 1952-61; Chamberlin, Powell & Bon, London, director of research, 1962-64; Wandsworth Technical College, London, England, lecturer in charge of liberal studies, 1966-71; Town & Country Planning Association (a voluntary organization), London, education officer, 1971--.

From : Anarchy Archives.

Works :

Author of Anarchism as a Theory of Organization (November 30, 1965)

Author of Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction (November 30, 2003)

Author of The Anarchist Sociology of Federalism (November 30, 1991)

Author of Anarchy in Action (November 30, 1995)

Author of Anarchy in Milton Keynes (December 31, 1969)

Author of The Case Against Voting (November 30, 1986)

Author of The Child in the City (November 30, 1977)

Author of The Child in the Country (November 30, 1987)

Author of The Hidden History of Housing (November 30, 2003)

Author of Temporary Autonomous Zones (December 31, 1969)

Author of A Visit to Amsterdam (December 31, 1969)

Author of Witness for the Prosecution (November 30, 1973)

Author of A Self-Employed Society (December 31, 1969)

Author of Are we in Favour of Penal Reform? (December 31, 1969)

Author of Bethnal Green (December 31, 1969)

Author of House and Home (December 31, 1969)

Author of Industrial Decentralisation and Workers’ Control (December 31, 1969)

Author of Self-help in Urban Renewal (December 31, 1969)

Author of The State and Society (December 31, 1969)

Author of Where the Shoe Pinches (December 31, 1969)

Author of Workers’ Control and the Collective Contract (December 31, 1969)

Chronology :

August 14, 1924 : Colin Ward's Birth Day.
February 11, 2010 : Colin Ward's Death Day.
November 16, 2016 : Colin Ward's Added.
February 21, 2022 : Colin Ward's Updated.

Links :

Anarchy Archives: Colin Ward Archive
Anarchist Library: Colin Ward
Wikipedia: Colin Ward

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