Dead Socialist Watch, #307

Arthur Penty, socialist architect and furniture designer, who, after falling out with the Fabians over, inter alia, the proposed new LSE building, went on to become a significant influence on the Guild Socialists, later drifting into Christian Socialism, thence to, um, support for Mosley, Mussolini and the nationalists in Spain. Born at York, 17 March 1875, died at Isleworth, Middlesex, 19 January 1937.

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