This booklet contains three provocative letters on socialism, government and property by the French mutualist journalist and historian Ernest Lesigne; three letters which constitute theses on freed-market anti-capitalism, and three defenses of a smallholder, co-operative economy as the only liberating … Continue reading
The essay reprinted in this booklet was originally published as “Anarchism,” in the October 13, 1901 edition of the Anarchist movement newspaper FREE SOCIETY (ed. Abe Isaak). I’ve retitled it because that’s a boring title for an essay about Anarchism … Continue reading
A voice rebellious, which should never cease… This chapbook is a new selection of poetry by Miriam Daniell, edited by the ALL Distro. The 34 poems in this collection were gathered from two main sources: her prolific contributions to Benjamin … Continue reading
A sharp look, from a radical and libertarian socialist perspective, at the limitations of conservative trade-unionism and business union reformism. The essay first appeared as a three-part serialized review of George Gunton’s book Wealth and Progress, written for the Boston … Continue reading
“The Practicability of Mutualism,” a classic statement of Mutualist theory and practice by Clarence Lee Swartz, first appeared as a two-part serialized essay in one of Edward H. Fulton’s many anarchist newspapers, The Mutualist, published from Clinton, Iowa, in December … Continue reading
Perhaps Lysander Spooner’s most famous, and most provocative essays, “NO TREASON” first appeared as a series of three self-published pamphlets in Boston, appearing in 1867 and 1870. In NO TREASON Spooner argues, with sharp insight and relentless detail, against any … Continue reading
This essay, which first appeared in July 1968, is an influential statement of anarchist principles, a call for political decentralization, and a sympathetic but critical analysis of the New Left and global youth movements in the moment of the May days, the Columbia occupation, the Prague Spring and the crest of the antiwar movement. The essay offers a groundbreaking discussion of the libertarian impulses driving, and the anarchism emerging from, the practice of participatory democracy, college and job-site occupations, anti-establishment protest, counter-culture and nonviolent direct action.
“That is just it, the majority cannot reason.” This provocative essay on the compacting function of majority-rules politics, and the importance and creative role of minority ideas, unpopular actions and individual dissent, began as a lecture on Emma Goldman’s speaking tours; in 1910 she incorporated it into her collection of essays, ANARCHISM AND OTHER ESSAYS (Mother Earth Publishing Association).
This booklet brings together a short conversation on Anarchism and Socialism, Liberty and Equality that appeared in the pages of the anarchist-communist newspaper FREE SOCIETY in early 1902. Ross Winn and A. LeRoy Loubal open with intriguing developments of the ideal of individual liberty, individual economic independence and common, co-operative wealth without voting, elections, the “central hand” of institutional machinery, or political government. In the central essay, the state-socialist and feminist Celia B. Whitehead challenges them for their plans for achieving equality without institutionalized government, asking, “How Will a Free Society Come, and How Will It Operate?” In replies, Winn, Loubal, and the feminist-Anarchist writer Albina L. Washburn each offer a different vision, one rooted in education and voluntary cooperation, one in resistance and decentralization, and one in mutualism and a strategy of counter-economics.
These selections from the “Property in Ideas” debate, taken from the pages of Benjamin Tucker’s LIBERTY (1890–1891), include provocative essays on property, anarchy, equal liberty and copyright from some of the leading individualist Anarchists of the 19th century. Includes articles by Benjamin Tucker, Victor Yarros, J. William Lloyd, Tak Kak, A. H. Simpson, John Beverley Robinson, and William Hanson.