Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism : Be by Peter Marshall

By Peter Marshall

A attention-grabbing and finished historical past, 'Demanding the very unlikely' is a demanding and thought-provoking exploration of anarchist rules and activities from precedent days to the current day.

Navigating the huge 'river of anarchy', from Taoism to Situationism, from Ranters to Punk rockers, from individualists to communists, from anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists, 'Demanding the very unlikely' is an authoritative and energetic learn of a greatly misunderstood topic. It explores the major anarchist options of society and the country, freedom and equality, authority and gear and investigates the successes and failure of the anarchist routine through the global. whereas closing sympathetic to anarchism, it provides a balanced and demanding account. It covers not just the vintage anarchist thinkers, similar to Godwin, Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Reclus and Emma Goldman, but in addition different libertarian figures, akin to Nietzsche, Camus, Gandhi, Foucault and Chomsky. No different booklet on anarchism covers loads so incisively.

In this up-to-date version, a brand new epilogue examines the newest advancements, together with 'post-anarchism' and 'anarcho-primitivism' in addition to the anarchist contribution to the peace, eco-friendly and 'Global Justice' movements.

Demanding the most unlikely is vital studying for a person wishing to appreciate what anarchists stand for and what they've got completed. it's going to additionally attract those that are looking to notice how anarchism deals an inspiring and unique physique of rules and practices that's extra proper than ever within the twenty-first century.

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