anarchism

Links to PDFs of 96 left-wing books

Here's a list (taken from wrightswriting.com) of some good leftist books. Click on the titles for the PDFs. It's a somewhat arbitrary list, but I tried to keep it confined to fairly easy-to-read books, not overly theoretical or abstruse ones that might leave the beginning reader bewildered. I've been unable to find PDFs of certain excellent works, unfortunately. You can also check out the extraordinary footnotes to Chomsky's Understanding Power, which have informative excerpts from hundreds of books. .

The Anarchist Reader - George Woodcock

George Woodcock's collection of writings on anarchism from a range of thinkers, including Peter Kropotkin, Max Stirner and Oscar Wilde.

Letters of Insurgents - Audiobook

An unabridged reading of Fredy Perlman's novel Letters of Insurgents by the group Audio Anarchy.

Emma Goldman Essays - Audio Anarchy

Here is a collection of essay's by Emma Goldman that were recorded by the Anarchist propaganda group Audio Anarchy.

Staughton Lynd’s classic "Intellectual Origins of American Radicalism" (1968)

Staughton Lynd

Notes that were taken in graduate school.

Thoughts on overcoming despair

Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will. But perhaps even some cautious optimism of the intellect, too?

Pri la Historio de Senŝtatano - Eduardo Vivancos

Informoj pri la gazeto Senŝtatano kaj la interilato de Esperantitstoj kun la Hispana Liberecana Movado, vivante ekzile en Francio.

German Anarchist Communism from the 1890s to the 1930s: the AFD and the FKAD

A short history of German anarchist communism

Abstentionism and anarchism

Camillo_Berneri

An article by Camillo Berneri arguing that electoral abstentionism should not be considered dogma by anarchists, written shortly after the victory of the Popular Front in the Spanish elections of February 1936. The translation does not imply endorsement.

Objections to anarchism – George Barrett

Objections to anarchism – George Barrett

A 1921 pamphlet of George Barrett's published posthumously which addresses 24 objections to anarchism.