A Biography of Richard Overton

Richard Overton (1599-1664) Richard Overton was an English pamphleteer and Leveller(1) during the Civil War(2). Little is known of the early life of Overton, but he is believed to have matriculated at Queens’ College, Cambridge, before working as an actor and playwright in Southwark. Here he picked up Leveller sympathies, and started publishing pamphlets against […]

The Meaning Of Revolution

Most people, when they hear the word “revolution”, think immediately and only of direct acts of physical confrontation with the State: raising barricades in the streets, battling a cop, storming the Bastille or other government buildings. But this is only one small part of revolution. Revolution is a mighty, complex, long-run process, a complicated movement […]