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“None of the Above”: A Book Review of The Lie of 1652
Words have different meanings in South Africa. The overlay of specific socio-political senses arising out of a legacy of racial authoritarianism has so overshadowed the ordinary senses in which common words are used elsewhere in the world, that words are as good as lost. Thus location as denoting the “township,” the companion or shadow town…
De Stirner a Mussolini
De William Gillis. Título original: From Stirner to Mussolini, del 28 de marzo de 2022. Traducción al español por Vince Cerberus. Reseña: Los orígenes anarquista-individualistas del fascismo italiano En 1910, Luigi Fabbri y Armando Borghi secuestraron a una mujer anarquista que había avergonzado a su amigo por haberse divorciado de él. Juntos, la obligaron a…
Reseña de: La Urbanización a las Ciudades
De Joseph Parampathu. Artículo original: Review: From Urbanization to Cities, del 28 de febrero 2022. Traducción española de Kesabel Babe. Reseña de From Urbanization to Cities: The Politics of Democratic Municipalism (La política del municipalismo democrático) de Murray Bookchin. From Urbanization to Cities The Politics of Democratic Municipalism by Murray Bookchin (AK Press, 2021). En…
From Stirner to Mussolini
Review: The Anarchist-Individualist Origins of Italian Fascism In 1910 Luigi Fabbri and Armando Borghi abducted an anarchist woman who had shamed their friend by divorcing him. Together, they forced her into a gynecological exam so the doctor could publicly pronounce her deformed and incapable of sex. All three were prominent leaders in the Italian anarchist…
Muammer Kaddafi’nin Yeşil Kitabı: İyi, Kötü ve Tuhaf Yanları
Okumak üzere olduğunuz makale, Jordan Jardine tarafından kaleme alınmış ve Faruk Pak tarafından Türkçe ’ye çevrilmiştir. 9 Mart 2022 tarihinde “Muammar Gaddafi’s Green Book: The Good, The Bad, and The Weird” başlığı altında yayınlanmıştır. Muammer Kaddafi hep tartışmalı bir figürdü ve öyle kalacak. Göçebe bir bedeviden Libya’nın hükümdarlığı seviyesine kadar yükselişi etkileyici olsa da ülkeyi…
Muammar Gaddafi’s Green Book: The Good, The Bad, and The Weird
Muammar Gaddafi was, is, and always will be a controversial figure. Though his rise from Bedouin nomad to ruler of Libya is impressive, many of the things he did while in control of the country were unquestionably authoritarian and criminal. However, Gaddafi began as a sort of liberator. He joined the Libyan military in the…
Review: From Urbanization to Cities
Review of From Urbanization to Cities: The Politics of Democratic Municipalism by Murray Bookchin From Urbanization to Cities The Politics of Democratic Municipalism by Murray Bookchin (AK Press, 2021)  In this updated version of the late Murray Bookchin’s initial 1987 title The Rise of Urbanization and the Decline of Citizenship, now with an introduction by…
Partition & Entanglement
Partition & Entanglement: Review of Home Rule by Nandita Sharma “The entire, eons-long practice of human  movement  into  new  places  was  pushed  out  of  our  imagination — or,  perhaps more accurately, was reimagined as a national security threat. In the process, stasis was glorified as the normative way of being human.” “Only after the death…
Anti-Engels (or Anti-Anti-Duhring Aktion)
Recent years have seen a resurrection of a Great Man Of History Marxist scholasticism that fixates on some (easily accessible) Original Core Texts of supposed genius and discards all the complicated stuff afterwards, certainly everything in recent decades. This impulse is the product of a mass flocking to radical leftism wherein new recruits have little…
Recensione: Eric Laursen, The Operating System
Di Kevin Carson. Articolo originale: Review: The Operating System by Eric Laursen, pubblicato il primo settembre 2021. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Eric Laursen. The Operating System: An Anarchist Theory of the Modern State. Foreword by Maia Ramnath (AK Press, 2021). Molti degli argomenti trattati da Laursen in questo suo libro sono già noti a molti…
Review: The Operating System by Eric Laursen
Eric Laursen. The Operating System: An Anarchist Theory of the Modern State. Foreword by Maia Ramnath (AK Press, 2021). Much of the ground Laursen covers in this book is already familiar to most anarchists. He does an adequate job, or better, at all of it. His treatment of the ideological hegemony of the state is…
Review: Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation
Let’s begin this review honestly: despite having referenced her in multiple articles, I—like almost all leftists regardless of ideology—do not like Ayn Rand and am most certainly not an Objectivist. I approach her much like Karl Hess did: seeing her value in comparison to Emma Goldman but rejecting her ostensive, unflattering solipsism. Yet, I consider Chris…
Reseña de: Ruth Kinna y Clifford Harper. Grandes anarquistas (Londres: Dog Section Press, 2020)
Por Kevin Carson. Original: Book Review: Ruth Kinna and Clifford Harper. Great Anarchists (London: Dog Section Press, 2020). Traducido en español por Diego Avila. Escrito por la erudita anarquista Ruth Kinna (profesora de Teoría Política en la Universidad de Loughborough y editora de Anarchist Studies) e ilustrada por Ralph Harper (más famoso por las ilustraciones en Radical…
Book Review: Groove is in the Heart: The DisCO Elements
DisCO Coop (primary authors Stacco Troncoso and Ann Marie Utratel). Groove is in the Heart: The DisCO Elements. Introduction by Ela Kagel and Afterword by Ann Marie Utratel (2020).  As the Introduction explains, the first installment of the DisCO Trilogy — The DisCO Manifesto — was about ” the reasons behind DisCO, its roots and…
Escaping the Armed Madhouse: Review of Robert Anton Wilson’s “The Starseed Signals”
“To remain in the neuro-semantic insanity of larval society, without laughing hysterically or otherwise giving away the secret of one’s mutation, is the path of the Bodhisattva, who, like Father Demian going to live among the lepers, steels himself against the risk of contagion and returns to the madhouse of Circuit I-IV humanity.” –The Starseed…
Book Review: Ruth Kinna and Clifford Harper. Great Anarchists (London: Dog Section Press, 2020)
Written by anarchist scholar Ruth Kinna (professor of Political Theory at Loughborough University and editor of Anarchist Studies) and illustrated by Ralph Harper (most famous for the illustrations in Radical Technology), this book is a collection of essays on ten anarchists that were originally published as stand-alone pamphlets.  The essays — not presented in chronological…
Recensione: Fully Automated Luxury Communism
Di Frank Miroslav. Originale pubblicato il 7 luglio 2019 con il titolo Review: Fully Automated Luxury Communism. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Aaron Bastani, Fully Automated Luxury Communism, New York, Verso, 2019. Il recente libro di Aaron Bastani di Novara Media, Fully Automated Luxury Communism, è l’ultimo di un fiorente genere postcapitalista che comprende Four Futures…
Review: Fully Automated Luxury Communism
Aaron Bastani of Novara Media’s recent book Fully Automated Luxury Communism is the latest entry in the burgeoning postcapitalist genre, which includes Peter Frases’ Four Futures, Paul Masons’ Postcapitalism, and Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams’ Inventing the Future. Reading like a Marxist mirror to the pop tech books that one finds at airport bookstores, it’s…
Review: The People’s Republic of Walmart
Let me begin by saying that I’m glad this book exists. Phillips and Rozworski are upfront about their book not containing any radical new insights into questions of economic planning, but instead they compile arguments made by others in a highly readable format, something that those on the left who argue for economic planning have…
Markets in the Name of Socialism: The Left-Wing Origins of Neoliberalism
When it comes to economics, market anarchism has done a pretty good job at punching above its weight. While Austrians and Marxists tend to ignore us, when they do respond it’s with strawmen or lazy assertions of dogma that are easily dispatched. In serious debates in these realms, we hold our own, only falling short…
Anarchy and Democracy
Fighting Fascism
Markets Not Capitalism
The Anatomy of Escape
Organization Theory