Organisations in which Karl Polanyi has participated

Hungary

Hungarian Freemasonry (Galilei Circle, Szabadgodondolat, National Civic-Radical Party) [1911-1918]

Government of Béla Kun [1919]

Familial and personal social network

Vienna

Austrian Freemasonry – the Great Orient of Austria

  • Freemasons/Federalists network: Jászi, Seton-Watson, Masaryk and Beneš [1919-19??]

Workers Educational Association

Bécsi Magyar Újság [1921-1923]

Private Seminar [1924-?]

Der Österreichische Volkswirt [1924-1934]

Miscellaneous

England [1934-1941 ; 1944-1946]

D. Mitrinović and A.R. Orage’s “Open conspiracy” nebula of movements: New Britain [1934] and The Eleventh Hour [1935]

Christian Left [1934-1940; 1943-1946]

Fabian Society

Balliol College

Hungarian Council / The New Democratic Hungary Movement

United States of America [1941-1943; 1947-1964]

The Institute of International Education [1935-1936]

Bennington College [1941-1943]

Columbia University [1947-1953]

Funds (Carnegie, Ford, Rockefeller, Rothschild)

International

Nebula of Christian ‘modernist’ groups

InitialsNameTypeEraYearsNotable members
CLChristian LeftJohn Macmurray
IFORInternational Fellowship of ReconciliationEurope?Donald Grant
ICFIndustrial Christian Fellowship
MootInformal group of thinkersEngland1930sPhilip Mairet1 Karl Mannheim; Michael Polanyi;
SCMStudent Christian MovementJohn Macmurray?
WSCFWorld Student Christian Federation
YMCAYoung Men’s Christian Association

Miscellaneous

Pilgrims Society

Individuals

Notes

  1. Also very active in the Mitrinović’s nebula of ‘Open Conspiracy’ projects