anarchism

Noam Chomsky: reading guide

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is such a prolific writer that it is hard to know where to start when reading his writings. What’s more, useful criticisms of these writings can be difficult to find among all the largely useless right-wing comments on the internet. So here is a list of Chomsky’s major - largely political - writings followed by a list of the more useful critiques of his thought. Please suggest any others that we've missed.

Barroero, Guido, (1946-2015)

Guido Barroero

A short biograhy of Italian anarchist and metalworker Guido Barroero

The Anarchist Expropriators by Osvaldo Bayer [Review]

cover image for The Anarchist Expropriators by Osvaldo Bayer

Brief review of Osvaldo Bayer's account of Argentina's anarchist expropriators of the 1920s and 1930s.

Introduction to Emma Goldman's Living my life - Miriam Brody

Emma Goldman's deportation photo. Dec. 31, 1919.

Introduction to the Penguin Classics edition (2006) of Emma Goldman's Living my life, ed. Miriam Brody.

How Can a Real Revolution Be Achieved?

Black Flag organ of the Anarchist Black Cross magazine logo from the 1980s

Transcript of the opening remarks of a debate between Dick Donnelly (for the Socialist Party of Great Britain) and Albert Meltzer (for Black Flag) taking place on 12 February 1987 at the Duke of York in London. Full audio recording also available online.

The Future And The Workers. Slave State or Anarcho-Syndicalism? by Albert Meltzer

The economic crises following the last war brought a series of revolutions, none of them successful, and in the long run, ruined the revolutionary movement. Not only was revolution unsuccessful but the revolutionary movement that had been built up under pre-war conditions became, eventually, the shock-troops of the enemy.

Decentralization and socialism - Senex

Hardly any other idea advanced by the anarchist thinkers was met with as much derision in socialist circles as the idea of free communes, viewed as the nuclei of a new social order federated along political and economic lines.

The Practical and Logical Impossibility of Anarchism

Socialist Studies (London) pamphlet

Anarchism: its rational basis

Anarchism, far from being irrational and naively optimistic, may be our only hope.

Illustrations - Clifford Harper

Spanish Civil War scene

Radical illustrations from UK anarchist artist, Clifford Harper.