The Virtual Stoa
My friend Ted Vallance, on the Levellers, over here.
I happen to have the Woodhouse edition next to me right now, informing a few quasi-historical references. (As Rawls says something like ‘this is a philosopher’s schematic history and should be recognized as such’).
Do they still hold Levellers’ Day at Burford every year? The one time I went (1997) some reverend gave a speech supporting their repression, leading me to mutter that one should never underestimate the perfidy of a cleric…
Yes yes. See here:
I’ve never been, which is mildly scandalous, as one of my friends is one of the organisers.
It always used to be on the same day as the Cup Final, which used to be my reason for not going.
When I went I think I was the youngest person there. I was almost 32.
Odd how the Civil War radicals are associated with such posh places. I believe Cobham, for instance, is just about the wealthiest spot in England.
Zeitgeist had a few decent tracks on it, but nothing they did after that really caught my attention.
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