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RESURGENCE Vol. 2. No. S January/February 1969 3/-


Editorial Group



Editorials A Crisis Within a Crisis

How Many More Biafras?


John Papworth 24 Abercom Place

London, N.W.8


Industry and Morals E. F. Schumacher


Poem ' Progression ' Peter Bradford

12 Internationalism in Art Herbert Read 14 Quotes


Am I a Pacifist ? Bradford Lyttle


David Kuhrt

127 Highbury New Park London, N.5

Layout Graham Keen & Art John Fumival


Letters H. W. Reason, Tina Morris & Advertising Dharam Pal

Dave Cunliffe, Devi Prasad




World in Revolt Jayaprakash "!Varayan

Reviews The Devolution of Power

A Great Society Communities of Small

Welsh Notebook John Papworth

Managing Roger Franklin Editor

Business Jacob Garonzhki & Subs. 94 Priory Road

London, N.W.6

Contributors PETER BRADFORD left school eight years ago and served an apprenticeship for five years as a Carpenter and Joiner. During this time he began doing voluntary work with the Simon Community and also became involved with the Peace Movement. He gave up Carpentry and went to College for a year and is now working at a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association day centre in Hackney. He began writing poetry about a year ago. His poem ' Parliament ' was published in Resurgence 2/ 1(May/ June1968). Cover by JOHN FURNIV AL, who teaches at Corsham. His work is winning increasing attention and has featured prominently in numerous galleries in different parts of Europe including a recent exhibition at the LC.A. He is in his thirties, married, with three children. When asked once how he viewed his work he refused to accept the question as having any validity, declaring that all an artist has to say is there, in his work, and that ' you don't ask a poet to describe his work by writing a symphony about it.' SATISH KUMAR, 31, is closely associated with the Gram-dan (village community) movement in India. From the age of nine to eighteen he lived in a Hindu monastery complete with shaved head and begging bowl. Says he abandoned religion after reading a book by Gandhi (sic !) which confirmed his belief that a monk's life was selfish.

With another peace guerrilla he made an astonishing 2! year journey on foot around the world calling on governments to disarm and subsequently wrote a best-seller on his experiences. For this he received a Soviet literary award which he returned as a protest against the imprisonment of the writers Synyavsky and Daniel. Is at present working with Christian Action and organising the London School of Nonviolence.


BRADFORD LYTTLE, a graduate of Earlham College and the University of Chicago, is already a veteran of the American Peace Movement, though only 40. In 1960-61, he was the main organizer and leader of the most ambitious nongovernmental international peace demonstration of the sixties, the Walk from San Francisco to Moscow, which culminated in speeches and leafletting in Moscow in October, 1961. His detailed record of this dramatic action, You Come With Naked Hands was published in a limited edition by Greenleaf Books, Raymond, N.H., U.S.A. (in 1966). Some of his further peace activities are mentioned in his article, which is reprinted from WIN Nov. 15, 1968.

JAYAPRAKASH NARAYAN began his political career as an ardent Marxist. Later he joined the Praja Socialist Party and subsequently became its President, as well as being elected to the presidency of several of India's largest trade unions.

In 1957, he suddenly resigned all his offices and quit party politics to work in the Land Gift Movemen begun by Vinoba Bhave. Despite the furore his decision caused at the time, he is today one of the most widely respected men in India and is currently President of the Association of Voluntary Agencies for Rural Development (AV ARD). Three of his articles have been published in previous issues of Resurgence.

DR. E. F. SCHUMACHER is the Director of Statistics of the National Coal Board, and is a regular contributor. The article published here is taken from a talk to the Church of England Men's Society given in September, 1966, which explains the way in which some of his references date, but the issues he raises are of course perennial.

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