On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 8:46 PM, GS Chandy <email@example.com> wrote:
> I must note that I'm otherwise in quite fundamental
disagreement with practically everything Lord Churchill
ever stood for. > <snip> > > > > Dora Marsden's work I do not know: shall try and > > understand that. > > > I'm ashamed I had never heard (or had never
remembered having heard) of Dora Marsden!
Have since been looking up on her, and I observe
that Lord Churchill was profoundly anti-everything
Dora Marsden stood for (as might have been
expected). In any case, I am hastily rectifying
this serious gap in my knowledge and understanding
of things. > > >
I chose Dora for one of my short lists of heroes in part because she's obscure, not just to yourself. My friend and scholar Trevor Blake turned me on to her.
Trevor is a sleuth for obscure yet powerful thinkers, perhaps unrecognized in their own time, or perhaps strange in all times, yet shining specimens of some extreme or other. Not surprisingly, he has tracked Bucky Fuller (how he met me).
Yes, Dora and Churchill were contemporaries, she being a powerhouse writer in favor of giving women real / equal political privileges in the UK. She once crashed a males-only meeting wherein Churchill was a chief speaker and hauled away by police.