Resistance Vol. 8, No. 1 (June 1949)

Resistance Vol. 8, No. 1 (June 1949)

The Vol. 8, No. 1 (June 1949) of Resistance, an anarchist publication produced out of New York.

Contents include:

-Anarchism in America by David Thoreau Wieck

-Anti-Stalinism by David Thoreau Wieck


-Eight comments by Pat Cooper and Louis Adeane

-Society, the state and revolution by David Thoreau Wieck

-Problems of anarchism today by Freedom Press

-A note on happiness by D.E.

-Far politica?: anarchism in Italy by Volontà group

-The jovial proprietors in springtime in wartime by Paul Goodman

-Draft resistance: a reply to Paul Goodman by Howard Griffin


-To our readers

-Financial statement

-The anarchist bookshelf (Literature list)

This issue digitized for by the Centre International de Recherches sur l'Anarchisme (CIRA) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Jul 9 2016 22:21

If you think some things have "To Our Readers" in this issue.

Jul 9 2016 22:39
If you think some things have "To Our Readers" in this issue.

That's both sad and funny. 60 years later nothing has changed. Quite literally the same arguments.

Juan Conatz
Jul 9 2016 23:05

Apparently, Paul Mattick and the Resistance group also exchanged disagreements about collective vs individual action in a series of public events in the 1940s or 1950s if I remember correctly.

In reference to the 'To Our Readers' section, I suppose they are both right. The IWW has often had an ugly and contradictory economistic stance. On the other hand, the anarchist scene during this time, and it was not limited to the groups around Resistance, were sometimes preoccupied with intentional communities, psychology, diets etc.