Where do I find the up-to-date version of the Anarchist FAQ?

Submitted by epk on February 5, 2021

It seems it has become difficult to find an up-to-date copy of (an/the) Anarchist FAQ on the web.

When I search for "Anarchist FAQ" on DuckDuckGo.com, I get:

1. https://anarchism.pageabode.com/afaq/index.html
2. http://anarchism.pageabode.com/afaq/anarchist-faq-version-152-released-19072019
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchist_faq
4. https://files.libcom.org/files/Iain%20McKay%20-%20Anarchist%20FAQ.pdf
5. https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Anarchist_FAQ
6. https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/crimethinc-frequently-asked-questions-about-anarchism
7. http://www.anarchy.be/anarchie/teksten/anarchyfaq.html

(1.) and (2.) are dead links. That is, the site exists, but the FAQ isnot there. (3.) is a Wikipedia page about the FAQ, but not the document itself; it links to (1.). (4.) is the published first volume, from 2009. (5.) also seems to be dated 2008 or 2009. Finally, (6.) and (7.) are a tiny version of the FAQ. One of them links to the full FAQ... at the long-dead GeoCities location.

So, where is an up-to-date version of the FAQ maintained? Or at least - the last known version of it?

Update: Found an archived copy of (1.), on the WayBack Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20201028031309/http://anarchism.pageabode.com/afaq/index.html

darren p

1 year 6 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Pdf versions of the books can be found on Libcom I believe. If that's any good to you.

Fozzie

1 year 6 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Hi epk - there is a thread about the Anarchist Writers website below this one somewhere.

They hosted the FAQ and have been out of action, but there are some links in that thread that take you to the last known version on archive.org

epk

1 year 6 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

@Fozzle: Ouch. I guess things are kind of dire if ithere's neither a maintainer nor even a proper host (other than archive.org). What about that Iain McKay fellow?

Method of Freedom

1 year 6 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Some links don't work on the afaq website after it got restored at the beginning of the year, the search function should direct you to which section you want to read for example here is section A

https://anarchism.pageabode.com/?book=section-a-what-is-anarchism

Tarquin

1 year 6 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

I used to have the two volumes of the FAQ. They are £50 each on Amazon now. If one of you lot shared them off me I want them back