Could someone recommend a low-bias book on the basics? Soulutions Lurker.
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Soulutions said:. Matt Derrick Nomadologist Staff member. Zaphod Newbie. Second on crimethinc stuff, it's my favorite. I also recommend their podcast, The Ex-Worker.
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It was my introduction into radical politics. Interesting how for most folks it must be post education education Well I don't have a specific book I do recommend stp Ooh oh, my favorite subject. I'm not really sure "dry" anarchist literature exists, but that may be due to my proclivities, there is a unique "evocative" quality that imo is special unto the "classical anarchist canon. It's the best starting point imo. Also check out his prison memoir. Toward the Creative Nothing by Renzo Novatore. He's a strict nihilist and anti-leftist, but strands of individualist anarchism evolved concurrently and within the same historical discourse as anarchist communism.
The two schools of thought influence and inspire the other, this point is illustrated by the current manifestation of anarchism called 'post-left anarchy'.
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Max Stirner is also a very important philosopher in anarchism. This is considered the starting point for the anti-civilization and primitivist critique. It's a very eye opening and perspective challenging presentation of the history of humanity. Anarchism today is pretty much a constant argument and banter between the leftists, individualists, and greens. Do note that although the discourse can get heated, and it sometimes appears that these different tendencies hate each other, it's all par for the course.
Left, individualist, and green thought are the driving forces of anarchism and they intermingle and form a synthesis. For the more spiritually inclined I'd throw in Walden , the works of Emile Armand , and Tolstoy's Christian anarchism. The Spanish Revolution , Spanish anarchism It's really a huge field with it's own history, historical figures, and struggles.
There is a wide scope of different tendencies within each subschool as well. In the case of anarchist communism you have the strict pro-organizational platformists and pro-labour syndicalists vs. They aren't opposed to each other they just place emphasis on different things. Final edit: If you have any questions I'll happily give my view. I've been studying this shit for years and honesty feel like an "ethnic anarchist" lol.
It was actually a random piece on CBC radio about the Spanish Revolution that brought my attention to anarchism. Last edited: Feb 27, Evasion and Off The Map from Crimethinc were good. The Dispossessed is a good fictional way of learning it. Hillbilly Castro Wanderer.
I can't add much to bazarov 's post here. Great summary. Cannot emphasize the importance of Renzo and Stirner. If you are into philosophy at all, I may even add, as detestable as I find most "postmodern" discourse coming out of universities to be, reading Lyotard can offer an interesting foundation for Stirner and the egoist position, particularly his bit on the Postmodern Condition.
This is one of my favorite books on anarchism, extolling the virtues of not an dry, dead academic theory but a vibrant "folk anarchy" arising from the mutual aid evident in daily life since before the days of nation-states. Fun, funny, practical at times and definitely thought-provoking, if you can get a copy of the book, it's worth your time. Seized and destroyed by the FBI in so you know it's good! Oct 25, Adam rated it it was amazing Shelves: culture , politics-economics , philosophy , nonfiction. A great little book on practical wisdom for anarchists. Absolutely loved it.
Dec 06, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: 21st-century , united-states. There's an insistent anti-intellectualism on every page of this book that turned me off. It came across as being defensive rather than purposeful. The dinosaur metaphor is used to make some painfully bad puns, and a lot of what is advocated here seems either nebulous or lacking in nuance.
Nevertheless, there are some thoughtful and encouraging ideas scattered throughout this book, and the more concrete narratives about community and anarchy-in-action envision a positive way of reimagining the wo There's an insistent anti-intellectualism on every page of this book that turned me off. Nevertheless, there are some thoughtful and encouraging ideas scattered throughout this book, and the more concrete narratives about community and anarchy-in-action envision a positive way of reimagining the world. The illustrations are also pretty awesome. Mar 01, Matt rated it it was amazing Shelves: leftist-politics.
Of course, being a collection of essays from various members of a collective, this book is a bit of a mixed bag, but it makes some really important points in articulate ways. Its overall theme, if there is one, is to critique our love of "mass" in our movements, whether rightist or leftist. It is a fair warning that such a love, even in socialist movements, leads to hierarchy, the loss of distinctiveness, placing of loyalty to the organization above the cause, and the bad sort of compromise com Of course, being a collection of essays from various members of a collective, this book is a bit of a mixed bag, but it makes some really important points in articulate ways.
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It is a fair warning that such a love, even in socialist movements, leads to hierarchy, the loss of distinctiveness, placing of loyalty to the organization above the cause, and the bad sort of compromise compromising oneself. This is why so many movements for social change just exchange one form of authoritarianism for another. Instead, it calls for "folk anarchy," voluntary, small communities that share goals and skills, but are fluid and adaptable in nature. A quote I particularly enjoyed: "Some people will try to dissuade us, pointing out these are not revolutionary times.
There is no such thing as revolutionary times.
Time does not rule us: we create the times, revolutionary or not. When we break free from our chains of routine and hierarchy, the times are revolutionary One of the challenges we face is to transform a society of passive consumers into active and creative participants in their own futures, by any means necessary.
Jan 25, Chris rated it it was ok. I picked up this book at a convention a few years ago after meeting one of the publishers during her talk on an unrelated subject. I liked the press and some of their ideas and bought a half dozen or so books from them. I started this at the time and have had the hardest time working my way through it.
I have a number of friends in anarchist circles, and have a bit of an academic fascination with various more fringe political movements, particularly as they relate to identity and rethinking soci I picked up this book at a convention a few years ago after meeting one of the publishers during her talk on an unrelated subject. I have a number of friends in anarchist circles, and have a bit of an academic fascination with various more fringe political movements, particularly as they relate to identity and rethinking social structures.
Unfortunately the authors are almost all anonymous, because I'd love to read more by the few that seemed to have something interesting to say.
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