"William Morris – a Marxist for our time", an online pamphlet

Submitted by PaulHampton on Wed, 12/03/2008 - 13:39

For many more articles on William Morris, see here.
For a longer introductory piece see here.

William Morris is probably best known to most people these days as the creator of kitsch Victorian wallpaper designs. Morris was certainly a prominent nineteenth century artist, poet and all round polymath and it is impossible to do justice to the force of his personality.

However the Morris that should matter most to us, and the Morris that has most contemporary relevance is the man who, in his last years, shortly before his 50th birthday became an active revolutionary socialist and remained so to the end of his tumultuous life. Morris’ Marxism and his prescient views on socialist ecology are the subjects of this appreciation.

2) William Morris: a political life
3) The political commitment of William Morris
4) Morris on capitalism and class struggle
5) Morris on working class self emancipation
6) Morris on working class political representation
7) Morris on the trade unions
8) Morris on the state and revolution
9) Morris on parliament and bourgeois parties
10) What sort of socialist was Morris?
11) Morris was a revolutionary socialist
12) Morris – from conservationism to socialist ecology
13) Morris on poetry, art and nature
14) Morris infused his socialism with ecology
15) Morris on the nature – society nexus
16) Morris on the causes of ecological degradation
17) Morris on the working class as the agent of socialist ecology
18) Morris on work under socialism
19) Morris on machinery and workplace safety
20) Morris on energy
21) Morris on transport
22) Morris on town and country
23) Morris on housing and living conditions
24) Morris on lifestyle politics
25) The significance of Morris’ socialist ecology

Marxist Theory and History

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