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Alex Prichard @ bookhaus in Bristol, UK

September 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Text reads, “Bookhaus What is to be Done? As we face growing political and economic crises, with falling living standards, rising prices, strikes and no clear political leadership providing solutions, bookhaus is hosting a series of events to discuss proposals for how we address these issues.

Jeremy Gilbert & Alex Williams
Hegemony Now
Tuesday 30th August
How did we come to live in a world dominated by big tech and finance? Today power is in the hands of Wall Street and Silicon Valley. How do we understand this transformation in power? And what can we do about it?

James Schneider
Our Bloc
Tuesday 13th September
In Our Bloc, Momentum co-founder James Schneider lays out an action plan for the British left. To move from defeatism to renewed confidence, he proposes a Left Bloc: an explicit alliance of socialists in Parliament, the Labour grassroots, the trade unions and social movements.

Andrew Murray
Is Socialism Possible in Britain?
Tuesday 20th September
Murray analyses Jeremy Corbyn’s tenure as Labour leader and the prospects for parliamentary socialism in a post-cornyn Britain. Lively and insightful, it is informed by an insider’s view of the most radical period in Labour’s history. The problems that beset Corbyn are likely to confront any similar political project. The book explores how they can be more effectively addressed in the future—a future which we must hope is not so far away.

Alex Prichard
Building Social Power through Anarchism
Tuesday 27th September
Alex will be here to discuss his two new publications; Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction and the new translation of War and Peace by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. He will discuss the influence and impact Anarchist has had on social change, and argues that you cannot have social change without Anarchists.

Tickets include a glass of wine or soft drink and a discount on the book being discussed. Events begin at 6 for a 6:30 start and end at 8pm.”

Tuesday, September 27 @ 6:30pm | Bookhaus Bristol 4 Rope Walk | Bristol, UK BS1 6ZJ

On Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30pm, join author Dr. Alex Prichard at Bookhaus Bristol to celebrate the release of War and Peace: On the Principle and Constitution of the Rights of Peoples.

Register here.

Dr Prichard is Associate Professor of International Political Theory in the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter. He is a leading authority on anarchist political thought and history, with particular interest in how anarchists theorise war, peace and global order.

This month he is publishing an updated edition of Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction (OUP). It is a history of how anarchists have shaped the world around us, in ways we often don’t recognise, including Comfort’s The Joy of Sex, Tolstoy’s influence on Gandhi, The Matrix, weekends, 8 hour days and more. He has also edited a new edition of War and Peace (AK Press) by Proudhon.

Proudhon’s anarchist theory of international relations, a 19th-century vision of what might have been and could still be.

War and Peace by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, originally published in 1861, is still one of the only extended accounts of anarchist international theory and is one of the earliest in the history of socialist thought. It is a profound contribution to the traditions of jus gentium and just war theory, that puts force and power at the centre of analysis. Alex Prichard’s introduction describes both its specificity and the multiple lines of influence War and Peace had on thinkers as diverse as Tolstoy, Sorel, French sociology more broadly, and post-1945 Anglo-American International Relations theory.

Alex will discuss the influence and impact Anarchism has had on social change, and argues that you cannot have social change without Anarchists. Come and join us for what should be a fascinating discussion. Tickets are £5 and include a glass of wine of a soft drink and £2 off the books under discussion.


0117 244 0326
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