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Constructing an Anarchism: Collective Force

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MAIN PAGE: Constructing Anarchisms All readings (pdf) — updated regularly Suggested readings: [review “Escheat and Anarchy“] Collective Force: Notes on Contribution and Disposition Frédéric Tufferd, “Unity in Socialism” (1887) [audio] Related readings: “Proudhon on Freedom […]

Constructing an Anarchism: Governmentalism

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MAIN PAGE: Constructing Anarchisms All readings (pdf) — updated regularly Suggested readings: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, “Principles of the Philosophy of Progress” [selections] Related readings: “Statism: It’s not just for dentists anymore…“ From last week: [Week 5 […]

Constructing Anarchisms: Vital Things

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MAIN PAGE: Constructing Anarchisms All readings (pdf) — updated regularly Suggested readings: [Week 5 Readings (pdf)] Constructing an Anarchism: Synthesis Pierre-Joseph Proudhon: Self-Government and the Citizen-State Legal Order Authority and Authority-Effects But What About the […]

Constructing an Anarchism: Synthesis

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MAIN PAGE: Constructing Anarchisms Suggested readings: [Week 5 Readings (pdf)] Constructing an Anarchism: Synthesis Pierre-Joseph Proudhon: Self-Government and the Citizen-State Legal Order Authority and Authority-Effects But What About the Children? Bakunin, “What is Authority?“ From […]

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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