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You begin with rage, you move on to silly fantasies … David Graeber’s Direct Action Now Available

Posted on August 14th, 2009 in AK Book Excerpts

Long awaited, much anticipated, damn late, and therefore the subject of many impatient phone and email inquiries to AK Press, David Graeber’s Direct Action: An Ethnography is now available! As project-coordinator and copyeditor for David’s book, I’ve probably read it three times already. And I can honestly say it’s been a great read every time. […]

Book Excerpt from The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism

Posted on May 11th, 2009 in AK Book Excerpts

Our most recent book back from the printer is Barry Sanders’s The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism. It’s a detailed examination of the environmental impact of US military practices—which identifies those practices, from fuel emissions to radioactive waste to defoliation campaigns, as the single-greatest contributor to the worldwide environmental crisis. We think it’s […]

An Anarchist FAQ: After Ten Years

Posted on December 29th, 2008 in AK Book Excerpts

This fall AK Press’s UK branch released Volume One of An Anarchist FAQ. Below, Iain McKay’s Introduction provides the history and logic of the internet phenomenon cum published set. We’re proud to provide this one-of-a-kind resource for new and old comrades alike. Many excellent works provide entry points for those curious about anarchism (Berkman’s What […]

Free Comrades — Book Excerpt

Posted on September 12th, 2008 in AK Book Excerpts

Revolution by the Book will periodically post excerpts from new (and older) AK Press books. This one consists of two, brief selections from Free Comrades: Anarchism and Homosexuality in the United States by Terence Kissack (AK Press, 2008). The first outlines Terence’s reasons for writing the book. The second gives you a taste of how […]

The Public School Nightmare – Book Excerpt

Posted on August 18th, 2008 in AK Book Excerpts

Revolution by the Book will periodically post excerpts from new (or older) AK Press books. This one is an essay by John Taylor Gatto, which appears in Everywhere All the Time: A New Deschooling Reader, edited by Matt Hern (AK Press, 2008). Enjoy! * * * The Public School Nightmare: Why Fix a System Designed […]