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Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas—Volume Two: The Emergence of the New Anarchism (1939–1977)

By charles | September 8, 2009

Although it’s several months after the fact, I thought it’d be good to alert folks to the fact that the second volume of Robert Graham’s Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas has seen the light of day. Subtitled The Emergence of the New Anarchism, Robert’s book takes readers on an informative journey through what many people consider a time (1939–1977) when anarchism barely existed—as either a vibrant political theory or a social movement.

As with Volume One, reading this book is an exciting and frustrating experience. Exciting because you discover new writers and/or writers you’ve only seen referenced or briefly quoted before (all contextualized by Robert’s introductions). Frustrating because you always want more and are therefore doomed to many months of further research. Of course, there are worse fates.

I was reminded about the book on a recent visit to Robert Graham’s Anarchist Weblog. This site is also highly recommended. The most recent post (as of this writing) is a speech by Amédée Dunois on the subject of “Anarchism and Organization,” which he delivered at the 1907 International Anarchist Congress in Amsterdam. As is often the case when reading these “dusty” documents, one can’t help but notice how little certain anarchist debates have evolved in the last century (or more).

Anyway, below is the table of contents of Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas—Volume Two: The Emergence of the New Anarchism (1939–1977). Get it. Read it. Learn shit.

Best,

Charles

Preface

Acknowledgements

INTRODUCTION: MAKING SENSE OF ANARCHISM by Davide Turcato

CHAPTER 1: ANTI-MILITARISM, WAR & REVOLUTION
1. Herbert Read: The Philosophy of Anarchism (1940)
2. Emma Goldman: The Individual, Society and the State (1940)
3. The Romande Anarchist Federation: Coming to Grips with War (1939)
4. Marie Louise Berneri: Constructive Policy versus Destructive War (1940-43)
5. Jean Sauliere, Voline et al: Appeal to all Workers (1943)
6. Italian Anarchist Federation: Act for Yourselves (1945)
7. Bulgarian Anarchist Manifesto (1945)
8. French Anarchist Federation: The Issues of the Day (1945)
9. Korean Anarchist Manifesto (1948)
10. International Anarchist Manifesto (1948)
11. Paul Goodman: Drawing the Line (1945)
12. Alex Comfort: Peace and Disobedience (1946)
13. Dwight Macdonald: The Root is Man (1946)

CHAPTER 2: THE WILL TO DREAM
14. Ethel Mannin: The Will to Dream (1944)
15. Marie Louis Berneri: Journey Through Utopia (1949)
16. Martin Buber: Paths in Utopia (1949)
17. Paul & Percival Goodman: Communitas (1947)
18. Giancarlo de Carlo: Rebuilding Community (1948)

CHAPTER 3: ART AND FREEDOM
19. Herbert Read: The Freedom of the Artist (1943)
20. Alex Comfort: Art and Social Responsibility (1946)
21. Holley Cantine: Art: Play and its Perversions (1947)
22. Paul-Émile Borduas: Global Refusal (1948)
23. André Breton: The Black Mirror of Anarchism (1952)
24. Julian Beck: Storming the Barricades (1964)
25. Living Theatre Declaration (1970)

CHAPTER 4: RESISTING THE NATION STATE
26. Alex Comfort: Authority and Delinquency (1950)
27. Geoffrey Ostergaard: The Managerial Revolution (1954)
28. Mohamed Saïl: The Kabyle Mind-Set (1951)
29. Maurice Fayolle: From Tunis to Casablanca (1954)
30. André Prudhommeaux: The Libertarians and Politics (1954)
31. Noir et Rouge: Refusing the Nation-State (1957-62)
32. Vinoba Bhave and Jayaprakash Narayan: From Socialism to Sarvodaya (1957)
33. Vernon Richards: Banning the Bomb (1958-59)
34. Nicolas Walter: Direct Action and the New Pacifism (1962)
35. Paul Goodman: “Getting into Power” (1962)

CHAPTER 5: CREATING A COUNTER-CULTURE
36. Herbert Read: Anarchism and Education (1944-47)
37. Paul Goodman: A Public Dream of Universal Disaster (1950)
38. L’Impulso: Resistance or Revolution (1950)
39. David Thoreau Wieck: The Realization of Freedom (1953)
40. David Dellinger: Communalism (1954)
41. A.J. Baker: Anarchism without Ends (1960)
42. Gary Snyder: Buddhist Anarchism (1961)
43. Nicolas Walter: Anarchism and Religion (1991)
44. C. George Benello: Wasteland Culture (1967)
45. Louis Mercier Vega: Yesterday’s Societies and Today’s (1970)
46. Joel Spring: Liberating Education (1975)

CHAPTER 6: RESURGENT ANARCHISM
47. Lain Diez: Towards a Systemization of Anarchist Thought (1964)
48. Murray Bookchin: Ecology and Anarchy (1965)
49. Daniel Guérin: Anarchism Reconsidered (1965-66)
50. The Provos: PROVOcation (1966)
51. The Cohn-Bendit Brothers: It is for Yourself that You Make the Revolution (1968)
52. Jacobo Prince: Fighting for Freedom (1969)
53. Diego Abad de Santillán: Anarchism Without Adjectives (1969)
54. Nicolas Walter: About Anarchism (1969)
55. Noam Chomsky: Notes on Anarchism (1970)
56. Robert Paul Wolff: In Defence of Anarchism (1970)
57. Paul Goodman: Freedom and Autonomy (1972)

CHAPTER 7: FORMS OF FREEDOM
58. Philip Sansom: Syndicalism Restated (1951)
59. Benjamin Péret: The Factory Committee (1952)
60. Comunidad del Sur: The Production of Self-Management (1969)
61. Maurice Joyeaux: Self-Management, Syndicalism and Factory Councils (1973)
62. Murray Bookchin: The Forms of Freedom (1968)
63. Colin Ward: Anarchy as a Theory of Organization (1966-1973)

CHAPTER 8: SOCIETY AGAINST STATE
64. Pierre Clastres: Society Against the State (1974)
65. Michael Taylor: Anarchy, the State and Cooperation (1976)
66. Louis Mercier Vega: The Modern State (1970)
67. Nico Berti: The New Masters (1976)
68. Noam Chomsky: Intellectuals and the State (1977)

CHAPTER 9: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
69. George Woodcock: The Tyranny of the Clock (1944)
70. Paul Goodman: Science and Technology (1960)
71. Paul Feyerabend: Against Method (1975)
72. Richard Kostelanetz: Technoanarchism (1968)
73. Ivan Illich: Political Inversion (1976)
74. Murray Bookchin: Ecotechnology and Ecocommunities (1976-82)

CHAPTER 10: SEXUAL REVOLUTION
75. Marie Louise Berneri: Wilhelm Reich and the Sexual Revolution (1945)
76. Daniel Guérin: Sexual Liberation
77. Paul Goodman: The Politics of Being Queer (1969)
78. Peggy Kornegger: Anarchism: The Feminist Connection (1975)
79. Carol Ehrlich: Anarchism, Feminism and Situationism (1977)

Index

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