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Kropotkin's Revolutionary Pamphlets: A Collection of Writings by Peter Kropotkin (Edited by Roger N. Baldwin)

Kropotkin's Revolutionary Pamphlets - A Collection of Writings by Peter Kropotkin

This book is the best introduction to Kropotkin's ideas that I have read and it even gives a somewhat unbiased definition of anarchism that Kropotkin had written for the Encyclopedia Britannica.  read more »

Chomsky on Anarchism by Noam Chomsky (Edited by Barry Pateman)

Chomsky on Anarchism

We all know what Noam Chomsky is against. His scathing analysis of everything that’s wrong with our society reaches more and more people every day. His brilliant critiques of—among other things—capitalism, imperialism, domestic repression and government propaganda have become mini-publishing industries unto themselves.  read more »

Life Under the Jolly Roger: Reflections on the Golden Age Piracy by Gabriel Kuhn

Life Under the Jolly Roger - Reflections on the Golden Age of Piracy

Dissecting the conflicting views of the golden age of pirates—as romanticized villains on one hand and genuine social rebels on the other—this fascinating chronicle explores the political and cultural significance of these nomadic outlaws by examining a wide range of ethnographical, sociological, and philosophical standards.  read more »

Morning Star: Surrealism, Marxism, Anarchism, Situationism, Utopia by Michael Lowy

Morning Star - Surrealism, Marxism, Anarchism, Situationism, Utopia

An expanded edition of revered theorist Michael Löwy's Morning Star: Marxism and Surrealism, this masterwork collects the author's essays on the ways in which surrealism intersected with a variety of revolutionary political approaches, ranging from utopian ideals to Marxism and situationism.  read more »

Gramsci Is Dead: Anarchist Currents in the Newest Social Movements by Richard J. F. Day

Gramsci Is Dead - Anarchist Currents in the Newest Social Movements

Gramsci and the concept of hegemony cast a long shadow over radical political theory. Yet how far has this theory got us? Is it still central to feminism, anti-capitalism, anti-racism, anarchism, and other radical social movements today?  read more »

Anarchy Alive! Anti-Authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory by Uri Gordon

Anarchy Alive! Anti-Authoritarian Politics from Practice to Theory

Anarchist politics are at the heart of today’s most vibrant and radical social movements. From squatted social centres and community gardens to acts of sabotage and raucous summit blockades, anarchist groups and networks are spreading an ethos of direct action, non-hierarchical organizing and self-liberation that has redefined revolutionary struggle for the 21st century.Anarchy Alive!  read more »

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution by Abel Paz

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution

"Durruti was the ultimate working-class hero: carrying the future in his heart and a gun in each pocket. Abel Paz's magnificent biography resurrects the very soul of Spanish anarchism.”—Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums  read more »

Augustin Guillamon - The Friends of Durruti Group: 1937-1939

The Friends of Durruti Group 1937-1939

"Revolutions without theory fail to make progress. We of the 'Friends Of Durruti' have outlined our thinking, which may be amended as appropriate in great social upheavals but which hinges upon two essential points which cannot be avoided. A program, and rifles."—El Amigo del Pueblo, No. 5, July 20, 1937.  read more »

Horizontalism: Voices of Popular Power in Argentina edited by Marina Sitrin

Horizontalism

The popular rebellion that began in December 2001 in Argentina with the IMF melt-down and subsequent capital flight sparked a process of creativity that continues to this day. Different from so many social movements of the past, this rebellion rejects political programs, opting instead to create directly democratic spaces on street corners, in factories, and throughout neighborhoods.  read more »

Free Comrades: Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States, 1895-1917 by Terence Kissack

Free Comrades - Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States, 1895-1917

By investigating public records, journals, and books published between 1895 and 1917, Terence Kissack expands the scope of the history of LGBT politics in the United States.  read more »

What Is Anarchism by Alexander Berkman

What Is Anarchism (Berkman)

In a clear conversation with the reader, Berkman discusses society as it now exists, the need for Anarchism and the methods for bringing it about. Often mentioned in conjunction with his lover Emma Goldman, Berkman was a leading writer and participant in the 20th-Century Anarchist movement.  read more »

The Struggle Against the State & Other Essays by Nestor Makhno

The Struggle against the State and Other Essays

A collection of essays and articles from the Ukranian revolutionary, Nestor Makhno, who fought against encroaching Bolshevik terror during the Russian Revolution. The Struggle Against the State and other Essays sheds valuable insight onto the man and the movement that bore his name.

Life of An Anarchist: The Alexander Berkman Reader (edited by Gene Fellner)

Life of An Anarchist - The Alexander Berkman Reader

Alexander Berkman was a 20th century American revolutionary. Like the abolitionist John Brown before him, Berkman was hugely idealistic, ready to go to the furthest extreme of self-sacrifice and violence on behalf of justice and civil rights.  read more »

Facing the Enemy: A History of Anarchist Organization from Proudhon to May 1968 by Alexandre Skirda

Facing the Enemy

Drawing on decades of research, Skirda traces anarchism as a major political movement and ideology across the 19th and 20th centuries. Critical and engaging, he offers biting and incisive portraits of the major thinkers, and more crucially, the organizations they inspired, influenced, came out of, and were spurned by.  read more »

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