anarchism

Anarchism in Germany and other essays - Gustav Landauer

Five essays, together with a historical/biographical sketch of the legendary German anarchist. Expelled (along with Malatesta, et al.) from the Second International, he was a theorist and activist second to none—brutally murdered by the Social Democrats while leading the Bavarian Commune in 1919.

Peirats J. Anarchists in the Spanish Revolution

Written by a lifelong member of the CNT, this is the most comprehensive, critical history of the Spanish Civil War and the role played in it by the CNT-FAI, the anarcho-syndicalists and anarchists. Beginning with an overview of the Spanish working class movement stretching back to the 19th Century and ending with the defeat of the revolution this should be required reading.

Over the walls of nationalisms and wars: statement of participants of 8th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair

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This text is the collective statement of the participants of the 8th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair (BASK) in Mostar which took place at the beginning of September, 2014. It is an important statement in light of recent and seemingly rising apologetics among anarchists and the anti-authoritarian left regarding nationalism.

Anarchism in the rear-view mirror

A critique of anarchism by two former members of platformist groups in Quebec, We do not necessarily agree with all the points they make, but reproduce for reference.

Nationalism and the “National Question” - Murray Bookchin

Murray Bookchin

Murray Bookchin's essay in which he criticizes nationalism, and compares the anarchist and Marxist response to the phenomenon.

'Extra-ordinary Anarchist Revolutionary Network that Everyone Should re-Tweet' founded!

A serious piece of satire reflecting on the experience of political anarchist organizations.

Communalism: from its origins to the 20th century - Kenneth Rexroth

Kenneth Rexroth's history of radical and religious communes. Available in text and as a PDF.

Were we wrong? - Murray Bookchin

An essay in which Murray Bookchin argues against the dominant Marxist and anarchist view of capitalist development and revolutionary change. Published in Telos, Vol. 65, Fall, 1985, pp. 59-74.

Prophet of community: the romantic socialism of Gustav Landauer - Eugene Lunn

Eugene Lunn's in-depth study of Gustav Landauer's life and thought.

Critique’s quarrel with church and state (excerpt) - Edgar Bauer

Sketch of Edgar Bauer

The young Edgar Bauer (1820-1886) was credited by Gustav Landauer and Max Nettlau with founding the anarchist tradition in Germany. The following is a selection from his 'Der Streit der Kritik mit Kirche und Staat' (1843), pp. 260-269. After the failed 1848 revolutions Bauer renounced radicalism and embraced conservatism.