Friday, 6 May 2016

Ireland, Spain & Tolstoyan Anarchism

Captain Jack White DSO, from Imperialism to Anarchism
  Meeting  Date: Tue 10th May, 2016
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: The Hydra Bookshop, BS2 0EZ
Price: Donation
With: Leo Keohane, Kevin Boylan

Captain Jack White DSO attracted adjectives like jam does wasps – flamboyant, gallant, romantic, handsome, idiosyncratic, incorrigible – and every one of them was appropriate.  He was a Presbyterian from the northern part of Ireland who fought in the Boer War, became the first commander of the Irish Citizen Army in the 1913 Dublin Lockout, was arrested for sedition during WW1, fell foul of all the police/paramilitary/governmental authorities in Ireland between 1913 and 1936, and participated in the Spanish Civil War.  As well as travelling the world, Jack also participated in the Tolstoyan Whiteway Colony in Gloucestershire.

Leo Keohane, author of Captain Jack White: Imperialism, Anarchism and the Irish Citizen Army (Merrion Press, 2014) is a lecturer in Critical Theory at the Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway, Ireland.

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