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On Anarchism
Noam Chomsky

New Press, The, 2013

On Anarchism provides the reasoning behind Noam Chomsky's fearless lifelong questioning of the legitimacy of entrenched power. In these essays, Chomsky redeems one of the most maligned ideologies, anarchism, and places it at the foundation of his political thinking. Chomsky's anarchism is distinctly optimistic and egalitarian. Moreover, it is a living, evolving tradition that is situated in a historical lineage; Chomsky's anarchism emphasizes ...


Eco-Socialism: From Deep Ecology to Social Justice
David Pepper

Routledge, 1993

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Spain Betrayed: The Soviet Union in the Spanish Civil War (Annals of Communism Series)

Yale University Press, 2001

The Spanish Civil War has long been the stuff of legend. Thousands of brave young men from all over the Western world, most of them organised by their local Communist parties, rushed to Spain to support the democratic Republic against right-wing forces led by rebellious generals in the Spanish officer corps. Although the Republic was eventually defeated, some observers believed that the effort to defend it was a selfless undertaking of the ...


Spain, 1833-2002: People and State
Mary Vincent

Oxford University Press, 2008

Spain, 1833-2002 provides a cultural history of Spanish politics from the civil war of 1833 to the Spanish adoption of the Euro in 2002. A tumultuous period dominated for the most part by violent military interventions in the political process, a succession of weak, unstable, but repressive governments, and the ever-present threat of rebellion from below, this era culminated in the victory and repressive dictatorship of General Franco. ...


A Young People's History of the United States: Class Struggle to the War On Terror (Volume 2)
Howard Zinn

Seven Stories Press, 2007

A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People's History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States. ...


Political Ideologies: An Introduction
Andrew Heywood

Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

A clear and accessible introduction to the political creeds and doctrines that have dominated and shaped world politics. The fifth edition has been thoroughly updated throughout and now has more on the influence of globalization on ideology and a new-look page design to aid student learning.


Contemporary Political Ideologies: A Comparative Analysis
Lyman Tower Sargent

Cengage Learning, 2008

Explore the full gamut of political ideologies--from democracy to Marxism to political Islam--with CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS. Looking objectively at how ideology functions today, you absorb the classics through comparative analysis and delve into the less familiar, yet equally fascinating ideologies of anarchism, fascism, and National Socialism through detailed discussion. You even address some of the most ...


First Five Years Years of the Communist International, Vol. 2
Leon Trotsky

Pathfinder Press (NY), 1997

During the early years of the Communist International, from 1919 through 1922, its course was recorded in reports and resolutions shaped above all by its central founding leader, V.I. Lenin, as well as by Leon Trotsky. This two-volume collection contains speeches and writings by Trotsky on the struggle for working class power in the imperialist epoch, the worker-peasant alliance, the fight for national liberation, defense of the Soviet republic, ...


Sons of Anarchy and Philosophy: Brains Before Bullets

Wiley-Blackwell, 2013

“Brains before bullets” – ancient and modern wisdom for “mechanics and motorcycle enthusiasts” Essential reading for fans of the show, this book takes readers deeper into the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, the Teller-Morrow family, and the ethics that surround their lives and activities. Provides fascinating moral insights into Sons of Anarchy , its key characters, plot lines and ideas Investigates compelling philosophical ...


Latina Legacies: Identity, Biography, and Community (Viewpoints on American Culture)
Vicki L. Ruiz, Virginia Sánchez Korrol

Oxford University Press, 2005

Spanning two centuries, this collection documents the lives of fifteen remarkable Latinas who witnessed, defined, defied, and wrote about the forces that shaped their lives. As entrepreneurs, community activists, mystics, educators, feminists, labor organizers, artists and entertainers, Latinas used the power of the pen to traverse and transgress cultural conventions.


Anarchism and Education: A Philosophical Perspective (Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of ...
Judith Suissa

PM Press, 2010

Arguing that the central role of educational practice in anarchist theory and activism has been overlooked by many theorists, this examination of contemporary educational philosophy counters the assertion that anarchism reflects a naïve or overly optimistic view of human nature. By articulating the philosophical underpinnings of anarchist thought on issues of human nature, freedom, authority, and social change, the case is made that the ...


Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction
Colin Ward

Oxford University Press, 2004

What do anarchists want? It seems easier to classify them by what they don't want, namely, the organizations of the State, and to identify them with rioting and protest rather than with any coherent ideology. But with demonstrations like those against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund being blamed on anarchists, it is clear that an explanation of what they do stand for is long overdue. Colin Ward provides answers to these ...


Red Emma Speaks
Emma Goldman

Humanity Books, 1996

Unlike any other collection of Goldman’s work, Red Emma Speaks presents in a single, handy volume the full sweep of her opinions and personality. In addition to nine essays from Goldman’s own 1910 collection, Anarchism and Other Essays; three dramatic sections from her 1931 autobiography, Living My Life; and the afterword to her My Disillusionment in Russia (which the collapse of the Soviet Union later revealed as prescient); this book ...


Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism
Peter Marshall

PM Press, 2010

Lively and authoritative, this study of a widely misunderstood subject skillfully navigates the rough waters of anarchistic concepts—from Taoism to Situationism, ranters to punk rockers, individualists to communists, and anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists. Exploring key anarchist ideas of society and the state, freedom and equality, authority and power, the record investigates the successes and failures of anarchist movements throughout ...


New Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class-Struggle Unionism

PM Press, 2014

As bureaucratic labor unions are currently under assault throughout the world, most have surrendered the achievements of the mid-20th century, when the working class was a militant force for change. As unions implode and weaken, workers are independently forming their own unions, rooted in the tradition of syndicalism and autonomism—and unions rooted in the tradition of self-directed action are auguring a new period of class struggle ...


Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought)
Carl Schmitt

The MIT Press, 1988

Described both as "the Hobbes of our age" and as "the philosophical godfather of Nazism," Carl Schmitt was a brilliant and controversial political theorist whose doctrine of political leadership and critique of liberal democratic ideals distinguish him as one of the most original contributors to modern political theory.The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy offers a powerful criticism of the inconsistencies of representative democracy. First ...


The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980–1984
Ian Glasper

PM Press, 2014

In this revealing history, author, historian, and musician Ian Glasper explores in minute detail the influential and esoteric UK anarcho-punk scene of the early 1980s. Where some of the colorful punk bands from the first half of the decade were loud, political, and uncompromising, their anarcho-punk counterparts were even more so, totally prepared to risk their liberty to communicate the ideals they believed in so passionately. With Crass and ...


"They're Bankrupting Us!": And 20 Other Myths about Unions
Bill Fletcher Jr.

Beacon Press, 2012

From Wisconsin to Washington, DC, the claims are made: unions are responsible for budget deficits, and their members are overpaid and enjoy cushy benefits. The only way to save the American economy, pundits claim, is to weaken the labor movement, strip workers of collective bargaining rights, and champion private industry. In  "They're Bankrupting Us!": And 20 Other Myths about Unions,  labor leader Bill Fletcher Jr. makes sense of this debate ...


Anarcho-Syndicalism: Theory and Practice (Working Classics)
Rudolf Rocker

AK Press, 2004

In 1937, at the behest of Emma Goldman, Rocker penned this political and philosophical masterpiece as an introduction to the ideals fueling the Spanish social revolution and resistance to capitalism the world over. Within, Rocker offers an introduction to anarchist ideas, a history of the international workers’ movement, and an outline of the syndicalist strategies and tactics embraced at the time (direct action, sabotage and the general ...


Spanish Cultural Studies: An Introduction: The Struggle for Modernity (Science Publications)

Oxford University Press, 1996

Spanish cultural studies are still in their infancy and to date there has been little interdisciplinary work. Spanish Cultural Studies: An Introduction maps out the new terrain, taking into account the major changes which have been taking place in the context of Spanish Studies in both secondary and higher education. The focus is now upon a broader range of cultural forms, so this book adopts an interdisciplinary approach in its wide-ranging ...



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