Fourth World Review

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"In the 1990s, between script writing for Swedish film makers and doing more interesting work, Peter Etherden has been a contributing editor to Fourth World Review, the London-based political Journal edited by Edward Goldsmith's friend and colleague John Papworth and regarded by Sir James Goldsmith as an essential part of his own political education. Fourth World Review is one of the few political journals with an unbroken 25-year record of principled opposition to the Maastricht Agenda and in 1990 became the first to publish Sir James Goldsmith's political writings." [1]

"Founded 40 years ago, John Papworth’s journal Fourth World Review (4WR) has recently undergone a shift in emphasis, and finds itself under new management and dedicating its focus to Transition.

"It has become, in effect, the Transition Journal, with an emphasis on thoughtful pieces. 4WR is under the very capable editorship of Jon Hughes who was previously an editor at The Ecologist. The most recent edition contains excellent articles, by luminaries such as Kirkpatrick Sale writes about pinning too many hopes on Obama, Peter North on why we need to stop confusing localism with autarky, Tom Barker draws parallels between eco-systems collapse and the current economic collapse and others." [2]

Fourth World Review may be obtained from 26 The High Street, Purton, Wiltshire SN5 4AE, UK. FOURTH WORLD REVIEW is an offshoot of The Fourth World Educational Research Association Trust (Registered Charity No. 283040). It is published bi-monthly (except for a double summer issue).

Patrons (2001) [1]

Patrons (2007) [2]

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  1. The Goldsmith Agenda, organizational web page, accessed August 31, 2012.
  2. transitionnetworknews Fourth World Review, organizational web page, accessed August 31, 2012.