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Title: To hell with culture: Fascism, rhetoric, and the war for democracy
Authors: Adams, Matthew S.
Keywords: Rhetoric
Second World War
Post-war Britain
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Lawrence and Wishart
Citation: ADAMS, M.S., 2015. To hell with culture: Fascism, rhetoric, and the war for democracy. Anarchist Studies, 23(2), pp. 18-37.
Abstract: To Hell With Culture was Herbert Read’s most concise exposition of his aesthetic politics, but it was a work moulded by the particular context in which he wrote. Starting life as a contribution to a series of pamphlets pondering the shape of Britain in the aftermath of the Second World War, Read drew on a deep reading of socialist intellectual history to plot a new, radical path for democracy. His text was a necessary utopia, presenting an outcry against the cultural barbarities of both the capitalist and totalitarian superpowers, and entering a battle of ideas to determine the shape of post-war Europe.
Description: This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Anarchist Studies and the definitive published version is available at https://www.lwbooks.co.uk/anarchist-studies/23-2/to-hell-with-culture-fascism-rhetoric-and-war-for-democracy
Version: Accepted version
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22109
Publisher Link: https://www.lwbooks.co.uk/anarchist-studies/23-2/to-hell-with-culture-fascism-rhetoric-and-war-for-democracy
ISSN: 0967-3393
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