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New Left Review I/4, July-August 1960


Countermarching to Armageddon

long before the custard-pies started to fly around at the Summit, the preparations for the Countermarch were well in hand. The 100,000 Easter demonstrators had scarcely drifted away from Trafalgar Square before the Top People’s CND (Committee for Natopolitan Defence) was in session, getting everything ready for the deadline of mankind. It is a broad committee, recruited across party boundaries and embracing many shades of mental and moral disorder, in the best tradition of all the great gadarene movements of the past.

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Edward Thompson, ‘Countermarching to Armageddon’, NLR I/4: £3

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