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During the second half of the Twentieth Century, the ideas of leading anarchist thinkers such as Proudhon, Bakunin, and Kropotkin seemed destined to fade into history. But today they are finding new energy and power. Libertarian flags wave above the crowds at anti-globalization and anti-corporation rallies. Anarchist axioms appear in contemporary debates on neoliberalism aDuring the second half of the Twentieth Century, the ideas of leading anarchist thinkers such as Proudhon, Bakunin, and Kropotkin seemed destined to fade into history. But today they are finding new energy and power. Libertarian flags wave above the crowds at anti-globalization and anti-corporation rallies. Anarchist axioms appear in contemporary debates on neoliberalism and ecology. Websites passing on anarchism's radical principles proliferate in cyberspace. Popular intellectuals like Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Osvaldo Bayer, Noam Chomsky and Murray Boochkin acknowledge in their work the debt they owe to the towering nonconformist figures who preceded them.The anarchists' fight against power, opression and the State, which reached its pinnacle with the farmers' collectives of pre-Franco Spain, has influenced societies around the world. Vanguard artistic movements high and low, from dada to punk, were inspired by anarchism. In Anarchism for Beginners, Marcos Mayer, aided by illustrations from the incomparable Sanyú, takes readers on a journey through the anarchist movement, explaining its principles and documenting its influence, inspiring figures and indefatigable fighting spirit. ...

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ISBN : 9781934389324
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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Anarchism for Beginners Reviews

  • Garidation
    2018-11-14 17:22

    Δεν ξέρω πώς την πάτησα και πήρα αυτό το βιβλίο. Δεν βλέπω πώς θα μπορούσε να κινήσει σε κάποιον το ενδιαφέρον να διαβάσει περισσότερο για την αναρχία. Καταλαβαίνω φυσικά οτι σε 170 σελίδες αναγκαστικά θα μιλήσεις πολύ (πολύύύύ) συνοπτικά αλλά η γραφή είναι σαν να απευθύνεται σε παιδιά. Ισως αυτό να είναι το επιθυμητό target group, τι να πω. Θα το δώσω στα ανήψια μου.

  • Onyx
    2018-12-03 16:32

    I saw this book about two years before I bought it. What finally motivated me to buy it was because of some stupid thing the Republicans did to block Obama in a ridiculously big way on February 2016. I'm apolitical, but it made me revisit the subject of anarchy again...what it really is, who the players were and are, and its history. This book was originally written in Argentinian Spanish, so the English version is a little tough to read because of sentence structure and word-order problems. If there is a redeeming value, it's the large line-illustrations found on nearly every page. So it's written partially like a comic. A couple of drawings didn't match the narrative, but it kept things moving. I know a little bit more about anarchy than I did before, (I already knew there were different forms of anarchy), but since this was an introduction to the subject (and there doesn't seem to be many books like it), I'll be supplementing my study by going online and finding out more. I'll also look forward to going back and reading it again for a better understanding.

  • Dave
    2018-12-02 13:25

    I have had a soft spot for these illustrated "(Subject) For Beginners" and "Introducing (Subject)" books since a friend loaned me "Freud For Beginners" way back in high school. This, unfortunately, is the second worst one I've ever read. (First place goes to "Nietzsche For Beginners", which left me feeling like I knew less about the guy after I finished it.)The author is not too great with the English (he's from Argentina), so there are entire paragraphs that just don't make sense. Basic terminology is not explained. (For example, he repeatedly uses the term "libertarian" without explaining the context. I understand the difference between the old and new definitions of libertarian, however a beginner might get confused and start thinking that Ron Paul is an anarchist or something.)This book did confirm what I learned in college about anarchists (not in a college class, mind you, but from being around annoying Trustfundian rebels): They are lazy, talentless crybabies who want to be provided for without having to work for anything. (Hi, Ben Interbang!)But anyway, this book, it is terrible!

  • G. Branden
    2018-12-08 15:37

    Fairly ecumenical; notes some Latin American (mainly Argentinian) anarchists who are often neglected, as most treatments are heavily Western- and northern-hemispherically-centric.LP-tarians, ancaps, Randroids, etc. will probably still hate it even though it bends over backwards not to shit on Max Stirner.Situates the Situationists within the anarchist tradition, which was news to me (but then except for the Paris Commune, I tend to entirely ignore France in favor of Spain).A second edition would be nice to clean up some of the typos. No translator from the original Spanish was credited. I wouldn't take the credit either if I left this many its/it's errors in the galleys.Recommended for the impatient.

  • Marko Boskovic
    2018-11-22 14:24

    Nice historic overview that can be handled in several hours. I was disappointed with the emphasis given to the bombings and assassinations and extreme brevity of anything after ww2 (in total less then 10 pages). The first part (the 19th century) is ok as an introduction to the topic I guess.UPDATEAs an excellent introduction to anarchism I would suggest On Anarchism by Noam Chomsky, especially it's first two sections.

  • Βιβλιομανής
    2018-12-10 16:42

    Μου άρεσε! Μου φάνηκε πυκνό, λιτό και περιεκτικό. Πιστεύω ότι για αρχή είναι καλό, αν και ακόμα κι εγώ που είμαι αρχάρια στην μελέτη πολιτικών θεμάτων βρίσκω πως δεν είναι εντελώς αμερόληπτο.

  • justin stepney
    2018-12-12 14:50

    wasn't going to obtain as I probaly have enough books like this, but then opened & realized it was also a comic telling of such things.too freaking cool.= ]

  • Noetic_Hatter
    2018-12-07 17:52

    Probably too simple for such a complex topic, but it does provide the nearest introduction to several important thinkers and writers of this political philosophy.

  • Nativeabuse
    2018-12-01 14:32

    I like this series a lot but this was one of the worst books in it I've read.

  • Princess Carolyn
    2018-12-05 11:42

    Como breve perspectiva histórica del anarquismo y sus autores está bien, pero como introducción a su ideología...

  • Jen Angel
    2018-12-06 12:40

    Originally in Spanish. The translation is not awesome.