Ivo Mosley: Author and Poetry Editor of the Journal of Consciousness Studies

We are sad to hear of the passing of one of our authors and editors, Ivo Mosley. This obituary in The Telegraph pays tribute to the life, career, and artistry of Mosley, and we would like to highlight some sections that reflect his relationship with Imprint Academic:


‘Ivo Mosley recalled growing up with “a strong interest in the themes of power and freedom, and in the unhappiness that is unleashed when the pendulum swings towards power”. In 2003 he published Democracy, Fascism and the New World Order, a polemical work in which he argued that modern populist democratic politics are not the direct opposite of totalitarian communism or fascism, but a continuation of the theme of tyranny by the majority with politicians encroaching on people’s freedom in the name of the greater good: “Politics has become not a conversation about the law to which we citizens must all subscribe, but games of deception, intrigue, management and power.”’

‘In 1999 he was appointed poetry editor at the Journal of Consciousness Studies’

‘Dumbing Down (2000) was a collection of essays and interviews […] with contributions from Michael Oakeshott, Tam Dalyell, Adam Boulton, Claire Fox and others, prefaced with the claim that “Never in human history has so much cleverness been used to such stupid ends.”’

‘He continued to develop the ideas explored in Democracy, Fascism and the New World Order in In the Name of the People: pseudo-democracy and the spoiling of our world (2013).’


Find the original article in The Telegraph here:  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2024/03/18/ivo-mosley-writer-ceramicist-critic-fascist-oswald-mosley/


We are grateful for the contributions, ideas, and work Ivo Mosley dedicated to Imprint Academic over many years.


You can find his books here:

Dumbing Down (2000)

Democracy, Fascism and the New World Order (2003)

In the Name of the People (2013)

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