Bookstore Notes

The FE Bookstore is located in the same place as the Fifth Estate and can be found at 4403 Second Ave., Detroit—telephone (313) 831–6800. The hours that we’re open vary quite a bit, so it’s always best that you give us a ring before coming down.

HOW TO ORDER BY MAIL:

1) List the title of the book, quantity wanted, and price of each;

2) add 10% for mailing—not less than $.59 (which is the minimum fee for Book Rate postage;

3) Total;

4) Write all checks and Money Orders to: The Fifth Estate and mail to FE Books, 4403 Second Ave., Detroit MI 48201.

INDUSTRIALISM AND DOMESTICATION Paula and John Zerzan

Reprinted from the Fifth Estate. A brief account of the bitter resistance to the primitive accumulation of capital.

Black Eye Press 18 pages, $.85

TELOS: A QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF RADICAL THOUGHT

Number 39 Spring 1979

In honor of Jurgen Habermas contains articles on this Frankfurt School Theorist. Also, “Trotsky’s Marxism,” “The Intellectual Film,” and more.

Number 40 Summer 1979

contains a review of Lasch’s Culture of Narcissism, “Rebirth of the Stalin Cult in the U.S.S.R. and articles on fascism.

THE LIMITS OF THE CITY Murray Bookchin

Argues for the possibility “to go beyond the city as such and produce a new type of community, one that combines the best features of urban and rural life in a harmonized future society.”

Harper & Row 148 pp., $3.50

ANARCHY COMICS NO. 1 Edited by Jay Kinney.

U.S. cartoonists Kinney, Spain and others plus foreign strips. A history of Kronstadt, Revolutionary Spain, and Makhno plus a lot of craziness.

From Last Gasp. $1.00

CIENFUEGOS PRESS ANARCHIST REVIEW 4

After having the first press run destroyed by fire, the long awaited CPAR4 finally made it to us. An enormous portfolio of reviews and articles on numerous anarchist themes, as well as several pieces from the Fifth Estate.

Cienfuegos Press 188 pp., Size is 8.5 by 11 inches. $8.00

TWO LOCAL CHAPTERS IN THE SPECTACLE OF DECOMPOSITION by Chris Shutes

Being the People’s Temple and the assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk in San Francisco.

Self-published 21 pp., $1.00

ANARCHY COMICS NUMBER 2

International comix and better than ever! Starring America’s Sweethearts, the Picto Family, the Political Bizarros, also Anarchie and Ludehead. See Moronica’s rich daddy get kneecapped by the Red Brigades!

Last Gasp Press comic $1.25

ARMED STRUGGLE IN ITALY by Bratach Dubh

A chronology translated from the Italian journal Anarchismo covering the period from March 1976 to November 1978. “First, what exactly do we mean by ‘armed struggle’? Secondly, when is this form of intervention justifiable? Thirdly, what organizational form should this intervention take?...But one of the prime elements of rebellion is disorder. So let us begin to be wary of the order within our ranks, and look to the disorder around us.”—from the introduction

Bratach Dubh 96 pp., $2.95

GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY NUMBER 1

Griffith’s wacko closeups of the various mutants, victims and survivors of modern life: worriers, geniuses, working stiffs, normals, the enemy and more.

Rip Off Press comic, $1.25

TELOS: NUMBER 41, FALL 1979

Contains a provocative article by Murray Bookchin, “Self-Management and the New Technology,” in which he criticizes both the syndicalist notion of self-managed massified industrial technology and alternativism: “In the absence of a libertarian consciousness that articulates the logic of this new technological framework, we may well witness the integration of a people’s technology into a managerial and technocratic society.” Also, articles on Herbert Marcuse, “Eastern European Societies,” and “Totalitarian State Capitalism.”

$4.00

Two newly published pamphlets from the New Anarchist Library:

Number 1: AN ANTI-STATIST COMMUNIST MANIFESTO by Joseph Lane.

This classic was first published in 1887 by one of the little-known founders of the libertarian socialist movement in Britain.

Number 2: TOWARDS A FRESH REVOLUTION by the Friends of Durruti Group.

This document was the result of the final meeting of Los Amigos de Durruti in 1938.

Cienfuegos Press 48 and 52 pages respectively $1.50 ea.

THE CULTURE OF NARCISSISM: AMERICAN LIFE IN AN AGE OF DIMINISHING EXPECTATIONS by Christopher Lasch

“His descriptions of the contemporary social scene touch a raw nerve in the reader,” wrote one of our reviewers. Intriguing observations on the present malaise.

Warner Books 447 pp., $2.95

ZAPATA OF MEXICO by Peter E. Newell

An exciting and insightful history of the Mexican Revolution which focuses on one of its most inspiring figures—described as “the greatest outlaw known to the Western Hemisphere—as well as the purest embodiment of the Mexican Revolution.”

Cienfuegos Press 176 pp., $6.00

IDEAS FOR SETTING YOUR MIND IN A CONDITION OF DISEASE by Falling Sky Books/Black Rat

“The suppressed subjectivity cries out its unfulfilled desires with criminal passion.” Includes “Against the Language of Self-Defeat,” “What We Fear,” “A Discussion Between Two Typical Canadian Revolutionaries About to Go Out to Lunch.” Great graphics.

Black Thumb Press 34 pp., $1.00

MASTERS—OLD AND NEW Max Nomad

A 1937 essay exploring the relationship between workers and their self-appointed liberators.

Black Cat Press 10 pages $.25

LAND & LIBERTY: ANARCHIST INFLUENCES IN THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION by Ricardo Flores Magon, compiled and introduced by David Poole

Writings of the anarchist revolutionary who played a major role in paving the way for the Mexican Revolution of 1910, and whose slogan, Tierra y Libertad, was later adopted by the Zapatistas in the south. Includes other important material including an excellent historical sketch of the period by David Poole. “Ricardo Flores Magon cannot be ignored either in the context of the Mexican Revolution or the world anarchist movement.”

Cienfuegos Press 156 pp., $4.70

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

CRITIQUE OF SYNDICALIST METHODS: Trade Unionism to Anarcho-Syndicalism by Alfredo M. Bonanno

Bratach Dubh, 48 pp., $.75

FLI-BACK: A Journal of Cheap Shots, Plutonian Space Fleet

Poetry, criticism, blasphemy and subversion.

PSF, 84 pp., $.75

Bookstore Notes

The following publications have recently come to our attention, but ARE NOT AVAILABLE from the Fifth Estate:

The Luddites: Machine Breaking in Regency England, by Malcolm I. Thomis.

An interesting book, although Thomis seems to miss the whole point about the Luddite uprisings. Instead of realizing the role that British unions took in smashing the direct action of the machine breakers, Thomis tries to argue that things would have been better if the craftsmen had had stronger unions. Schocken Books.

The Guillotine at Work, Vol. I: The Leninist Counter-Revolution, by Gregory Petrovich Maximoff.

Perhaps one of the best books written about the early days of the Russian Revolution and the years of Bolshevik terror that followed.

Cienfuegos Press, 337 pp., $10.00. The high price of this book as well as others that are distributed through the FE Bookstore is due to high printing and mailing costs from England. Cienfuegos Press, Box A, Over The Water, Sanday, Orkney, United Kingdom KW17 2BL.

Northern Ireland: The Orange State, by Michael Farrel.

A good book covering the history of the British occupation of Northern Ireland.

Pluto Press, Unit 10 Spencer Court, 7 Chalcot Road, London NW1 8LH England.

The Essential Frankfurt School Reader, (Early writings of such luminaries as Adorno, Benjamin, Fromm, Horkheimer, Marcuse and more.) If you’re having a hard time getting to sleep at night, this is the book for you. Thick As A Brick Award for critical theory. Urizen Books.

Interrogations. This is an Italian anti-authoritarian journal that is published in Italian only. The latest issue is devoted to the autonomous movements in Europe.

Edizioni Interrogations, via G. Reni 96/6, 10136 Torino, Italy.

It seems that the Orkney Islands, just off the northern coast of Scotland, are becoming a “hotbed of anarchy.” We first heard of the place from Cienfuegos Press and the Black Flag newspaper which both come from there, but now there’s a brand new anarchist Orkney publication called THE FREE WINGED EAGLE: Orkney’s Alternative Press.

So far there has been two issues of the EAGLE and although many of the articles pertain to the islands, there is a definite international view that makes this magazine interesting and informative to people living outside the islands—a very good publication. If you’d like a copy, a buck or two should cover the cost, or subscribe—$5.00 should cover that.

Write: Free Winged Eagle, c/o Over The Water, Sanday, Orkney, United Kingdom.

Here’s a few more new publications that are not available from us at this time.

Three Essays on Anarchism, Charlot Wilson.

Cienfuegos Press, Over The Water, Sanday, Orkney, United Kingdom, $1.50 (a New Anarchist Library edition).

Ecology & Anarchism, no.3.

A British magazine, via Box 1000, Rising Free, 182 Upper St., London N1, England; $1.00 should cover it.

Subversao Internacioal.

A Portuguese magazine (in that language) that is very interesting.

S.I., Apartado 2500, 1112 Lisboa Codex, Portugal, about $2.00

Red Army Fraction.

A new pamphlet from the Patric Arguello Press, Consists of a chronology, photographs, communiques and articles.

Patric Arguello Press, 55 Sutter St., no. 103, San Francisco, Ca. 94104, $2.00.

FLASH! JUST ARRIVED—A new shipment of Vaneigem’s The Revolution of Everyday Life. 280 pp., $5