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Resist Everything Except Temptation. An excerpt from Kristian Williams’s new book!

Posted on June 3rd, 2020 in AK Book Excerpts

We’ve just released Kristian Williams’s newest book, Resist Everything Except Temptation: The Anarchist Philosophy of Oscar Wilde. It’s an incredibly fulfilling read about a fascinating writer, in which Wilde’s wit, aesthetics, and politics come to life in ways we’ve never seen in a work of literary criticism. Below is a short glimpse that should give […]

Modibo Kadalie on Direct Democracy

Posted on May 26th, 2020 in AK Book Excerpts

Here’s a sneak peek from the conversation between Andrew Zonneveld and Modibo Kadalie in Deciding for Ourselves: The Promise of Direct Democracy, edited by Cindy Milstein. Modibo Kadalie: For me, direct democracy is an evolving social vision. My ideas, just like anyone else’s, are always developing. In the 1960s and early 1970s, I saw myself […]

The Eclipse of Dreams [excerpt]

Posted on May 25th, 2020 in AK Book Excerpts, Current Events

As its subtitle implies, Eclipse of Dreams: The Undocumented-Led Struggle for Freedom, which we published earlier this month, is about the experiences of undocumented immigrants as well as what those experiences have to teach us about all struggles for liberation and justice. The following excerpt from the book’s “Prelude” section shares a central epiphany that […]

Anarchism and the Ancient Greek Cynics

Posted on April 16th, 2020 in AK Authors!, AK Book Excerpts

Robert Graham is one of the best anarchist historians out there. He wrote We Do Not Fear Anarchy—We Invoke It, which we published a few years ago. He edited a sweeping three-volume documentary history of anarchism for Black Rose Books, and maintains a truly fascinating blog of primary-source material about anarchism. He is also working […]

“Can the State Be Used for the Emancipation of the Workers?” An excerpt from Modern Science and Anarchy

Posted on June 4th, 2018 in AK Book Excerpts, Recommended Reading

The following is an excerpt from the first English-language edition of Peter Kropotkin’s Modern Science and Anarchy—which we’ve just published! A portion of the book is devoted to Kropotkin’s study of the nature and origins of the State. This brief excerpt comes at the end of a lengthy critique of the State-form. You can order […]

Prisoner 155: Simón Radowitzky (A Sneak Peek!)

Posted on April 6th, 2018 in AK Book Excerpts

We’re eagerly awaiting the release of our new graphic novel Prisoner 155: Simón Radowitzky by Agustín Comotto, and in the meantime we thought we’d get you excited about it too! So we’ve put up a few sample pages for you to flip through to get a sense of the beautiful artwork and Comotto’s storytelling. You can […]

Anarchism in Latin America, (an excerpt)

Posted on February 24th, 2018 in AK Book Excerpts

We’ve just published the incredibly important (if we do say so ourselves) English translation of Anarchism in Latin America, Ángel Cappelletti’s sweeping overview of the movement’s origins and development across the region, from the Caribbean to Mexico and Central and South America. It’s hard to choose an excerpt, given the varied histories Cappelletti shares, but this […]

Introduction to “Bloodstained: One Hundred Years of Leninist Counterrevolution”

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 in AK Book Excerpts, Recommended Reading

HISTORY may not have ended, but it certainly has gotten strange. The social contract neoliberalism once imposed—a patchwork of economic shell games and the political rituals needed to foist them on people—has shredded with surprising speed in recent years. The result has been a rapid universalization of precarity. Unpredictability and groundlessness are ubiquitous parts of […]