This history of the iconic early-20th-century journal New Age and its editor, A. R. Orage, presents an overview of the development of social thought during this period. Key thinkers including Hilaire Belloc, G. K. Chesterton, H. G. Wells, and George Bernard Shaw were among the writers published in New Age, as was Friedrich Nietzsche, in his first introduction to the British public. The political, social, and literary writing included in the journal also illustrates the personal tensions in Orage's life as he probed the nature of his own spiritual fulfillment by connecting it to national and social liberation.
Gary Taylor is a lecturer in social policy at Sheffield Hallam University. He is the author of Freedom, Responsibility and the Media; Markets and the Welfare State; and Perspectives on Social Identity.