Winstanley & The Diggers
The Spirtual and Political Story of a Seventeenth Century Communist Movement
Publisher: New Democracy
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX11130
Spritzler sets out to show that the resistance to the Hobbesian ideas that rule our lives today is as old as those ideas themselves. Hobbes' basic assumption is that men are necessarily locked into a struggle for power over one another This assumption is also the basis of the most powerful political forces at work in the world today. Winstanley, and many of his contempoaries, defy this dominant paradigm.