(1891-1953) UK philosopher, broadcaster and author whose The Adventures of the Young Soldier in Search of the Better World (1943), much augmented by Mervyn Peake's illustrations, fairly closely resembles his old mentor George Bernard Shaw's The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God (1932) in its disquisitional record of the Candide-like discoveries of its protagonist in a Near Future world, where minds are controlled centrally by radio. [JC]
see also: To-day and To-morrow.
Cyril Edwin Mitchison Joad
born Durham, County Durham: 12 August 1891
died London: 9 April 1953
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