Love & Anarchy
How love shapes the anarchist vision
“Side by side with the exigencies of life, love is the great educator.”
“Some day, men and women will rise, they will reach the mountain peak, ready to receive, to partake and to bask in the golden rays of love. What fancy, what imagination, what poetic genius can foresee even approximately the potentialities of such a force in the lives of men and women.”
Mar 3, 2020
Gone to Croatan (review)
Power and Its Refusal in Early America
a review of
Gone to Croatan: Origins of North American Dropout Culture, ed. Ron Sakolsky and James Koehnline, 382 pp. Autonomedia, New York, 1993, $12.
“(T)here is no single locus of great Refusal, no soul of revolt, source of all rebellions, or pure law of the revolutionary. Instead there is a plurality of resistances, each of them a special case: resistances that are possible, necessary, improbable; others that are spontaneous, savage, solitary, concerted, rampant, or violent; still others that are quick to compromise, interested, or sacrificial.”
May 8, 2020
Rise and Fall
Global Competition, Conflict, and Realignment in an Era of Declining U. S. Hegemony and China’s Rising Power
A defining historical feature of the decline of specific empires in the world capitalist system has been the conflict surrounding the emergence of a successor. The United States and Germany engaged in a protracted struggle in the first half of the twentieth century to determine which country would replace Great Britain as the dominant power.
Sep 10, 2013
An Anarcho-Crossword Puzzle
to test your knowledge of anarchist history and culture
View or download PDF [57 KB] fe-390-48-anarcho-crosswordHints are displayed below the puzzle.
See below for answers and annotationshttp://www.fifthestate.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/fe-390-48-anarcho-crossword.pdf
3. Brit anarcho-punk band; also rude or distasteful
5. Not charity; the Prince agrees 6,3
Oct 7, 2013
Solidarity in the Time of a Virus
Albert Camus’ The Plague
As a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, there is renewed interest in Albert Camus’ 1947 novel, The Plague. While providing a fictional confrontation with a life-threatening infectious disease, the novel also reflects Camus’ perspectives on solidarity. Those expressions of solidarity convey meanings that have resonance for our present situation in relation to Covid-19.
Oct 8, 2020
Radical Dissent Squashed During War
a review of
Free Speech & the Suppression of Dissent During World War I by Eric T. Chester. Monthly Review Press 2021
The focus of Eric Chester’s incisive study is the clash between the state and its dissenting citizens during the time of war. While based on a fundamental belief in the absolute right of free speech, Chester’s book navigates the ways that the government of President Woodrow Wilson imperiled and suppressed free speech during World War I.
Dec 5, 2021