By Comfort, Alex; Read, Herbert; Ward, Colin; Honeywell, Carissa; Read, Herbert; Ward, Colin; Comfort, Alex

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However, the direct action Committee of 100, formed in 1960 was to represent the current of anarchist or near-anarchist analysis and praxis within the anti-nuclear movement in Britain most conclusively. ’48 The third chapter of this book will focus on the work and career of Alex Comfort. He is remembered as a critic of conventional sexual morality in the 1970s through his notorious publication The Joy of Sex, which he wrote after an illustrious and multifarious career in literature, science and politics.

In this latter respect, he emphasized A British Anarchist Tradition 23 the socializing function of human sexual desire, focusing on biological instincts as representing the innate human predilection for freedom. Anarchist influences on anti-war and anti-nuclear movements, and new thinking associated with sexual liberation were implicated in the earliest developments associated with the New Left in Britain, formed of radical socialists and former communists who had left the party after events in Hungary in 1956.

1, p. 134. 10. Geoffrey Ostergaard, ‘Resisting the Nation-State: The Pacifist and Anarchist Traditions’, pp. ) The Nation-State. The Formation of Modern Politics (Oxford: Martin Robertson, 1981), pp. 183–4. 11. Randolph S. Bourne, ‘The State’ (1919), in War and the Intellectual: Essays, 1915–1919 (New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1964), pp. 71–2. 12. Randolph S. Bourne, ‘The State’, pp. 71–2. 13. Ostergaard ‘Resisting the Nation-State: The Pacifist and Anarchist Traditions’, p. 172. A British Anarchist Tradition 27 14.

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