Fifth Estate Collective
As you may have noted, the name of our book project has dropped the title “Ammunition” in favor of “Fifth Estate” or simply, “FE.” We have been talking about making the change actually for several years, but were always looking for a snappy substitute. Our feeling is that books are ammunition only in the hands of rulers or would-be rulers as ideology and that the name implies a militancy suggestive of armed struggle that is inappropriate in this context.
The FE Bookstore is located in the same place as the Fifth Estate Newspaper (?) [question mark is in print original] and can be found at 4403 Second Avenue—telephone (313) 831–6800. Our hours vary quite a bit, so it’s always best to give us a ring before coming down.
HOW TO ORDER BY MAIL:
1) List the title of the book(s), amount wanted and price of each;
2) Add 10% for mailing—not less than $.48 (the post office has done it again and raised 4th class—books—mailing rates..$.48 is the cheapest and raises quickly after that);
3) Total (Michigan residents please add 4% sales tax—we’re working on trying to get away from this).
Please write all checks and money orders to: Fifth Estate, and mail to FE Books, 4403 Second Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA.
LESSONS OF THE SPANISH REVOLUTION Vernon Richards
Perhaps the best book ever written about the 1936–39 revolution in Spain and the revolutionary/ counterrevolutionary role played by the CNT. Written by an anarchist, this book is well worth the reading.
Freedom, 240 pp., $3.50 (hardcover)
“STATE-FETISHISM:” Some Remarks Concerning the Red Army Faction A. Grossman
The pamphlet form of the article by the same name that appears in this issue of the FE.
Spectre, 8 pp., $.25
ANARCHISM AN THE NATIONAL LIBERATION MOVEMENT Alfredo M. Bonanno
A critique of national liberation and national liberation movements from an anarchist viewpoint.
Bratach Dubh, 16 pp., $.75
CRITIQUE OF SYNDICALIST METHODS: Trade Unionism to Anarcho-Syndicalism Alfredo M. Bonanno
Bratach Dubh, 48 pp., $.75
THE FATE OF MARXISM Paul Cardan
Solidarity, 5 pp., $.30
A CONTRIBUTION TO THE CRITIQUE OF MARX John Crump
Solidarity/SR, 13 pp., $.30
THE LIMITS OF THE CITY Murray Bookchin
Harper & Row, 148 pp., $3.50
ANARCHY Errico Malatesta
Freedom, 54 pp., $1.00
CEYLON: The JVP Uprising by Solidarity
The ‘official’ left in power puts down an insurrection and maintains a reign of terror. How China, Britain, Russia and the USA achieved unity... to suppress the uprising.
Solidarity, 50 pp., $1.30
POLAND 1970–71: Capitalism and Class Struggle by ICO
Although this translation is appear-appearing six years after the events it describes, the facts and analysis it presents shed light on recent developments in Poland, especially those of June 1976.
Black & Red, 117 pp., $1.25
LISTEN, MARXIST! Murray Bookchin
Bookchin’s now classic attack on Marxism and Leninism.
Times Change, 48 pp., $1.00
THE FUNCTION OF THE ORGASM Wilhelm Reich
Touchstone, 400 pp., $3.95
THE ANARCHIST COLLECTIVES: Worker’s Self-management in the Spanish Revolution 1936–1939 Ed. by Sam Dolgoff
Free Life,192 pp., $3.95
PORTUGAL: The Impossible Revolution Phil Mailer
A good account of the Portuguese uprising of 1974–75.
Solidarity, 395 pp., $5.00
MEDICAL NEMESIS Ivan Illich
The medical establishment may be hazardous to your health!
Bantam, 300 pp., $2.50
THE WANDERING OF HUMANITY Jacques Camatte
Black & Red, 64 pp., $.75
HUNGARY ’56 Andy Anderson
The Hungarian Revolution of October 1956, wrote its message in the blood of thousands of ordinary working people, particularly the youth.
Solidarity/B & R, 135 pp., $1.25
THE NEW MOVEMENT Henri Simon
Solidarity, 13 pp., $.30
THE LORDSTOWN STRUGGLE AND THE REAL CRISIS IN PRODUCTION Ken Weller
Solidarity, 12 pp., $.40
KRONSTADT ’21 Victor Serge
Solidarity, 10 pp., $.25
THE MIRROR OF PRODUCTION Jean Baudrillard
Baudrillard examines the lessons, of Marxism which has created a productivist model and a fetishism of labor. Asserts that Marxism reflects “all of Western metaphysics” and remains within the restrictive context of political economy whence it was born.
Telos, 167 pp. $2.50
AUTHORITARIAN CONDITIONING, SEXUAL REPRESSION AND THE IRRATIONAL IN POLITICS Maurice Brinton
The title says it all. Also includes “The Russian Experience” and “My Job And Why I Like It.”
Black & Red/ETR, 95 pp. $.75
THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH WORKING CLASS E.P. Thompson
The history of the English working class and its somewhat less than jubilant entrance into industrial society.
Vintage, 848 pp., $5.95
VIETNAM: WHOSE VICTORY? Bob Potter
Solidarity, 36 pp., $1.00
THESES ON THE CHINESE REVOLUTION Cajo Brendel
Solidarity, 26 pp., $1.00
THE ANGRY BRIGADE Bratach Dubh
A collection of communiques and documents of the Brigade which operated in Britain from the late sixties to the early seventies—with a chronology of events during that period.
Bratach Dubh, 28 pp., $.75
WORKERS’ AUTONOMY Bratach Dubh
This is the third in a continuing series of pamphlets to be produced by the Bratach Dubh people. This one contains a series of articles on workers’ autonomy, written by Alfredo M. Bonanno, The Comrades of Kronstadt and the Autonomous Movement of the Turin Railway Workers.
Bratach Dubh, 35 pp., $.75
THE RUSSIAN TRAGEDY Alexander Berkman
Cienfuegos Press, 110 pp., $3
LAND & LIBERTY: Anarchist Influences in the Mexican Revolution Riardo Flores Magon
A very interesting book about the revolutionary movement in Mexico during the early part of the 20th century and the influence that the writings of Ricardo Flores Magon had upon it. This book is made up of an excellent historical sketch of that period by David Pool and the writings of Flores Magon.
Cienfuegos, 156 pp., $4.70
COMPLAINTS AND DISORDERS: The Sexual Politics of Sickness Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English
An indepth contribution to the history of ‘female disorders’ and their manipulation by a male dominated medical society.
Glass Mountain, 94 pp., $2.50
THE WILHELMSHAVEN REVOLT Icarus
Cienfuegos Press 32 pp., $1
THE KRONSTADT UPRISING OF 1921 Lynn Thorndycraft
Left Bank Books, 20 pp., $.50
Well we have some bad news. We received a letter last month from the people at Cienfuegos, informing us that the CIENFUGOES PRESS ANARCHIST REVIEW No. 4 was totally destroyed when the truck delivering them caught fire. The entire run of the CPAR (except for a few hundred copies left in London) was surrounded by a ton of margarine and a load of liquid soap—it must of been a mighty blaze.
All of this has left the Cienfuegos people a little depressed, to say the least, but they’re already getting the works back into action and they hope to have the Review reprinted within a few months.
The following publications have recently come to our attention, but are not carried by us at this time:
LAW, ORDER AND POLITICS IN WEST GERMANY; Sebastian Cobler. By far one of the best books written on the situation in Germany and that state’s obsession with security. As far as we know, this book is not available in the U.S. at this time. (It has just been published in Britain and the publishers, Penguin, usually take their time in making their books available over here.) If you want a copy, it’s best to write Penguin Books, Ltd., Harmondsworth, Middlesex, Eng.
OUT OF THE GHETTO: MY YOUTH IN THE EAST END—COMMUNISM & FASCISM; Joe Jacobs. Written during the last years of Joe’s life, the book is both an historical account of the rise of the Communist & Fascist Parties in London’s East End during the 30’s, and an autobiography of Joe Jacobs’ life. A one-time member of the British Communist Party (1930s), Joe was expelled from the Party in 1938 because of his criticism of the CP and its passive stand toward fascism. Since then, Joe was critical of political organization and shortly before his death, he wrote an article against organizations) that appeared in the Fifth Estate last year. Available from: Janet Simon, 29 Troutbeck, Albany Street, London, NW1, England. Price: $6.00 (soon to be carried at Ammunition Books).
People from the Hard Rain group in Cambridge have sent us two good posters in the last several months—one commemorates the 10th Anniversary of the May-June 1968 French uprising and the most recent, says, “Stop The Nuclear Madness.” No prices available but postage ($.50) and a bit for the posters ought to do it. Write: Hard Rain, Box 363, Cambridge MA 02143.
Another pamphlet addressing the question of revolutionary violence has come to us from Australia. Entitled “You Can’t Blow Up A Social Relationship” and with the curious subtitle of “The Anarchist Case Against Terrorism.”
It’s available from Libertarian Socialist Organization, Box 223, Broadway, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000 Australia. $1.