Melton prior Institut


Linton- Life in the Collections

Donald Drew Egbert:

32) Social Radicalism and the Arts. Western Europe. A Cultural History from the French Revolution to 1968.

New York 1970

Why this fundamental scholarly work on the interrelationships between the arts and modern radical politics is until today disregarded to such an extent is hard to comprehend. That Linton is not mentioned here, nor the whole Foxite circle of expanded Utilitarianism, is hardly surprising, as Egbert’s account of British radicalism is mainly based on the distorted history of Edward Palmer Thompson. But Egbert’s extensive knowledge manages nevertheless to give a notion of the wider context, in which the cultural milieus of Linton were able to unfold.