Who we are/How we write

wdrb at siva.bris.ac.uk wdrb at siva.bris.ac.uk
Wed Sep 6 09:02:30 MDT 1995


Jim Jaszewski asks:

<        Excuse my english, but what's a `toff'?  Is it dangerous??  :>

A toff is a slang english word for a rich upper class
person. The story goes that when Class War started
being written they believed they were the first
English militants to advocate mounting direct
attacks of rich people and their functions.
Not necessarily very violently...but at least
direct action. So rather than go
for targets like 'the state' or 'the bosses'
they went directly for the rich and their
social functions (among other things).
Apparently they wanted to articulate
naked class hostility and rescue
leftist propaganda from rhetoric
unrecognisable to ordinary workers.

So they dug deep into traditions of riot and the like.


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