A four volume collection of libertarian (socialist) writings edited and introduced by Iain McKay has been published by Active Distribution.
A Libertarian Reader: 160 Years of Fighting for Freedom
Libertarian was first coined in 1857 to summarise opposition to the authoritarian relations generated by the state, capitalism and patriarchy – and the desire to end them. This anthology brings together libertarian writings from the next 160 years, all united by a love of freedom and seeking to change the world to allow every individual to flourish.
Articles by thinkers and activists from all libertarian schools are included: anarchists, council communists, situationists, autonomists, guild socialists and revolutionary syndicalists raise their voices in fighting for freedom.
These writings will aid today’s struggles against every hierarchy – whether political, economic, or social – and bring a free socialist society closer.
It includes writings by a wide range of thinkers and activists from the various schools of libertarian thought -- social anarchism (mutualist, collectivist, communist), individualist anarchism, revolutionary syndicalism, industrial unionism, anarcho-syndicalism, guild socialism and libertarian Marxism (council communism, situationism and autonomism).
An essential addition to any serious libertarian activist's bookshelf, even if I say so myself!