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Category: Reviews of AK Books

Artifacts for Survival: A Review of Diana Block’s Arm the Spirit

Posted on April 22nd, 2009 in Reviews of AK Books

We love it when people review AK books! The following review by Ron Jacobs first appeared in Counterpunch. We repost it here with permission. * * * A Review of Diana Block’s Arm the Spirit Artifacts for Survival By RON JACOBS In a nation like the United States, where history is not only forgotten, but […]

Roots of My Radicalism: A Review of Granny Made Me an Anarchist

Posted on March 30th, 2009 in Reviews of AK Books

Roots of My Radicalism: A Review of Granny Made Me an Anarchist Eleanor J. Bader From the March 20, 2009 issue of the Indypendent Granny Made Me an Anarchist: General Franco, the Angry Brigade and Me By Stuart Christie AK Press, 2007 Growing up, many of us got from Granny what we didn’t get from […]

Feminist Review on Abolition Now!

Posted on February 23rd, 2009 in AK Allies, Reviews of AK Books

The nice folks at Feminist Review recently reviewed AK’s Abolition Now! Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle Against the Prison Industrial Complex. They’ve actually reviewed quite a few AK titles over time…but that’s not why you should check out their site. You should check it out because they’re a collective of ten editors and 200 […]

New Release! We, the Anarchists!: A Study of the Iberian Anarchist Federation (FAI) 1927–1937

Posted on November 28th, 2008 in AK News, Reviews of AK Books

We, the Anarchists!: A Study of the Iberian Anarchist Federation (FAI) 1927–1937 by Stuart Christie AK Press is pleased to announce that we’ve recently published a new edition of Stuart Christie’s We, the Anarchists. It is by far the best, and most detailed, study of the Iberian Anarchist Federation (FAI) available, and we are very […]

Communism After Marx (review of Workers’ Councils)

Posted on November 7th, 2008 in Reviews of AK Books

Review of: Anton Pannekoek. Workers’ Councils. Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2002. Pp. 217. Paper, $15.00. ISBN: 1902593561 by Nic Veroli The ghost of communism has been haunting philosophical thought since its origins. From Plato’s caste of guardians who owned all property in common in the Republic to the regulative ideal of Kantian morality (treating others […]

Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority

Posted on October 22nd, 2008 in Reviews of AK Books

Realizing the Impossible: Art Against Authority Josh MacPhee and Erik Reuland, eds. 319 pp.; AK Press, Oakland and Edinburgh, 2007 Reviewed by Alan W. Moore The artist in capitalist society is necessarily a revolutionary. S/he is as well necessarily an entrepreneur. Between these two positions lies a wide gulf in understandings. The artist must strive […]