[Marxism] Thompson on Morris

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 11:36:19 MDT 2016


New at MIA:
https://www.marxists.org/archive/thompson-ep/1951/william-morris.htm
Thanks to Paul Flewers for transcribing this.
I'd be interested to hear from him and others with more knowledge of the
period in general and Thompson and/or Morris in particular, what they make
of this piece.
On the one hand it's an inspiring appeal for mass agitation on the
nonmaterial, morally and culturally uplifting features of socialism a la
Morris's dreams.
On the other it tries to minimize or deny Stalinist crimes, and thus makes
me wonder what Thompson in his post-Stalinist days made of Morris (and
whether his attachment to Morris helped him break from Stalinism).



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