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Keyword Up! (A Review of Keywords for Radicals)

Posted on August 31st, 2018 in Reviews, Reviews of AK Books

This review of Keywords for Radicals is an excerpt from a longer review recently published in the International Journal of Communication. The full review (by Jack Bratich of Rutgers University) also included another title—you can read the review in its entirety here. And you can find out more about Keywords for Radicals here. This splendidly sprawling tome arrives […]

Perspectives on Anarchist Theory — New and Old

Posted on February 17th, 2016 in AK Allies, Anarchist Publishers, Reviews

Our pals at the Institute for Anarchist Studies are planning an important issue of Perspectives on Anarchist Theory about”Anarcha-Feminisms.” They’ve got an Indiegogo campaign started to help pay for printing and mailing costs. Remember: these folks all volunteer their time and energy to produce this vital contribution to our movement, so let’s help them out by […]

Exploring “Anarchy Without Opposition”

Posted on March 11th, 2014 in AK Book Excerpts, Reviews

We’re always glad when the ideas in our books jump off their pages and morph into real-life (or online!) discussions, so we were pleased to see that one of the pieces from our recently published book Queering Anarchism has been making the rounds online lately. Jamie Heckert’s contribution, “Anarchy Without Opposition,” has just been excerpted […]

Review of Sewing Freedom by Chris Brickell

Posted on April 11th, 2013 in AK Authors!, Reviews

Jared Davidson’s new book is a history of both an influential figure – Philip Josephs – and a movement: anarchism in New Zealand. It is a beautifully-written and impeccably-researched volume that brings to our attention an often overlooked aspect of our political history. Sewing Freedom traces the journey of Josephs and his family from Latvia […]

Paradoxes of Utopia – Anarchist culture and politics in Buenos Aires 1890-1910 – Review

Posted on September 10th, 2012 in AK Authors!, Reviews

Paradoxes of Utopia – Anarchist culture and politics in Buenos Aires 1890-1910 – Review by Sean Mathews When the Argentine economy collapsed in 2001, many were surprised by the factory takeovers and neighbourhood assemblies that resulted. But workers’ control and direct democracy have long histories in Argentina, where from the late nineteenth century and well […]

Review of Eyes to the South: French Anarchists and Algeria

Posted on June 29th, 2012 in AK Authors!, Reviews

We were very pleased to see this review of David Porter’s Eyes to the South: French Anarchists and Algeria by Javier Sethness-Castro. It is held in some circles that anarchism, like Marxism, is a form of thought and praxis that originated in nineteenth-century Europe and as such is inseparably related to this social milieu; interventions […]

David Swanson is “Hopelessly Devoted”

Posted on May 16th, 2012 in AK Authors!, Reviews

We’re very excited to see David Swanson’s review of Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion on his blog War is a Crime. Hopelessly Devoted by David Swanson You’d never know it from watching television, but there are many thousands of people in the United States who take peace, justice, environmental protection, and government […]

Review of “Arab Spring, Libyan Winter” by Ron Jacobs on CounterPunch

Posted on March 23rd, 2012 in AK Authors!, Reviews, Reviews of AK Books, Uncategorized

We just found out that Ron Jacobs reviewed Arab Spring, Libyan Winter for CounterPunch! It’s always exciting to see reviews of our books, and we’re especially fond of CounterPunch. Arab Spring, Libyan Winter by Vijay Prashad will be available in April 2012. Stay posted for upcoming author events! Rebellious Spring, Murderous Winter by Ron Jacobs […]

“Yellow Kid” Weil Reviewed on BoingBoing!

Posted on December 8th, 2011 in Reviews

Much to our delight, we woke up this morning to an excellent BoingBoing review of the latest book in our popular Nabat series, “Yellow Kid” Weil: The Autobiography of America’s Master Swindler! Cory Doctorow describes the book: “Weil’s autobiography is really more of a memoir—it doesn’t provide much of a coherent narrative of the man […]