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Thoughts on Constructing Anarchisms

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MAIN PAGE: Constructing Anarchisms Suggested readings: Voline, “On Synthesis” (1924) Anarchy: Into the Maelstrom Positive Anarchy and Collective Force Anarchy: Lawless and Unprincipled Anarchy, Harmony and the Maelstrom of Desire Anarchy: Action in the Face […]

Anarchist History: Our Lost Continent

Corvus Editions: Anarchistic Frontiers

Corvus Editions

I am not sure there is any way forward but to gather together the fruits of the last couple of decades or research and present them for use, as if there was an audience ready and willing to use them. And since we’re talking about works deemed insufficiently commercial even for the niches filled by anarchist publishers and academic presses, the way to do that is through print-on-demand volumes. So the next phase of the Corvus Edition story involves a line of collections published through Lulu. […]

Our Lost Continent: Episodes from an Alternate History of the Anarchist Idea, 1837–1936

Our Lost Continent

My goal overall is to produce a work that is at least potentially useful and shareable among anarchists of a variety of tendencies, as well as students of “the anarchist idea.” (The phrase is one of Nettlau’s that was obscured in translation.) But, to be honest, I am also very interested not to get too deeply involved in certain kinds of debate about how inclusive anarchist history ought to be. I expect that the best version of the work would hold little interest for those for whom anarchism does not appear still nascent in some important senses. For those willing to at least weigh the possibility of really sharing a historical tradition, I have some hope of presenting a relatively compelling case, but for others, honestly, I got nothin’… […]

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Anarchy: Lawless and Unprincipled

“A distinct, anarchy-centered anarchism is not just possible, but necessary, if we are to confront the systemic challenges facing us, and that anarchism seems likely, if seriously pursued, to be adequate to the task.” Related […]


Positive Anarchy and Collective Force

Related links: Our Lost Continent and the Journey Back [main page] “Anarchism: Plain and Neo-Proudhonian“ “Legal Order“ “Archy vs. Anarchy“ “Authority and Authority-effects“ Theories of Anarchist Development Anarchy as a Beacon and as a Focus […]


Anarchy: Into the Maelstrom

Related links: Our Lost Continent and the Journey Back [main page] “1840: Proudhon’s Barbaric Yawp“ “Anarchism: Plain and neo-Proudhonian” (April 22, 2020) Defining Anarchy:   First, we scuttle the ship of state, with all hands, […]