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For British intellectuals, and for the anarchist ones in particular, the trial was direct evidence of the emergence of a more comprehensive and invasive model of British statehood. Read was directly involved in the attempts to defend the editors of the Freedom Press publication War Commentary against the charges of spreading disaffection in the military. It was significant to the defence that the editors were being charged under special wartime regulations in 1945 when it was clear that the war was nearing its end.
57 As a response to post-FirstWorld-War conservatism and apathy, the role of surrealism in this project was in its active and dynamic dissolution of bourgeois values, preparing the way for the more constructive efforts of abstraction. He had strong artistic and anarchist sympathies with their project of protest and doubt. He endorsed their questioning of reason and their desire to expand awareness by exploring the recesses of the mind for dormant images. The surrealist view also fitted with the psychoanalytical perspective that Read had been developing concerning the secrets to which the artist had access by virtue of his neurotic personality.
1. 36. Edgerton, Warfare State, pp. 292, 1, 13, 287, 13. 37. Edgerton, Warfare State, pp. 4, 290, 292. 28 A BRITISH ANARCHIST TRADITION 38. Ridel, War Commentary, mid-January, 1942. 39. George Woodcock, Letter to the Past: An Autobiography (Canada: Fitzhenry and Whiteside Ltd, 1982), p. 267. 40. Goodway Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow, p. 202. 41. Goodway Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow, p. 203. 42. Herbert Read, Poetry and Anarchism (London: Faber and Faber, 1938), p. 57. 43. Goodway Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow, p.