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Demanding the Impossible

A History of Anarchism

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This edition was published in by PM Press in Oakland, USA.

Written in English

818 pages

Navigating the broad "river of anarchy," from Taoism to Situationism, from Ranters to Punk rockers, from individualists to communists, from anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists, Demanding the Impossible is an authoritative and lively study of a widely misunderstood subject. It explores the key anarchist concepts of society and the state, freedom and equality, authority and power, and investigates the successes and failure of the anarchist movements throughout the world. While remaining sympathetic to anarchism, it presents a balanced and critical account. It covers not only the classic anarchist thinkers, such as Godwin, Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Reclus and Emma Goldman, but also other libertarian figures, such as Nietzsche, Camus, Gandhi, Foucault and Chomsky. No other book on anarchism covers so much so incisively.

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A History of Anarchism

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Navigating the broad "river of anarchy," from Taoism to Situationism, from Ranters to Punk rockers, from individualists to communists, from anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists, Demanding the Impossible is an authoritative and lively study of a widely misunderstood subject. It explores the key anarchist concepts of society and the state, freedom and equality, authority and power, and investigates the successes and failure of the anarchist movements throughout the world. While remaining sympathetic to anarchism, it presents a balanced and critical account. It covers not only the classic anarchist thinkers, such as Godwin, Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Reclus and Emma Goldman, but also other libertarian figures, such as Nietzsche, Camus, Gandhi, Foucault and Chomsky. No other book on anarchism covers so much so incisively.

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Demanding the Impossible

A History of Anarchism

This edition was published in by PM Press in Oakland, USA.


Table of Contents

Introduction
pt I. Anarchism in theory
1. The river of anarchy
2. Society and the state
3. Freedom and equality
pt II. The forerunners of anarchism
4. Taoism and Buddhism
5. The Greeks
6. Christianity
7. The Middle Ages
8. The English revolution
9. The French Renaissance and Enlightenment
10. The British Enlightenment
pt III. Great libertarians
11. French libertarians
12. German libertarians
13. British libertarians
14. American libertarians
pt IV. Classic anarchist thinkers
15. William Godwin : the lover of order
16. Max Stirner : the consious egoist
17. Pierre-Joseph Proudhon : the philosopher of poverty
18. Michael Bakunin : the fanatic of freedom
19. Peter Kropotkin : the revolutionary evolutionist
20. Elisée Reclus : the geographer of liberty
21. Errico Malatesta : the electrician of revolution
22. Leo Tolstoy : the count of peace
23. American individualists and Communists
24. Emma Goldman : the most dangerous woman
25. German Communists
26. Mohandas Gandhi : the gentle revolutionary
pt V. Anarchism in action
27. France
28. Italy
29. Spain
30. Russia and the Ukraine
31. Northern Europe
32. United States
33. Latin America
34. Asia
pt VI. Modern anarchism
35. The New Left and the counter-culture
36. The New Right and anarcho-capitalism
37. Modern libertarians
38. Modern anarchists
39. Murray Bookchin and the ecology of freedom
pt VII. The legacy or anarchism
40. Ends and means
41. The relevance of anarchism
Epilogue

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335/.83
Library of Congress
HX826 .M37 2010
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xv, 818p.
Number of pages
818
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LC Control Number
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