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CIENFUEGOS PRESS ANARCHIST REVIEW NUMBER 6, SUMMER 1982
Although just made available to us as of this issue, the CPAR remains topical, lively and provocative. Features a major article on the British. Special Air Service Regiment as a model for an English police state; also “The Anarchist Movement in Mexico,” “Libertarian Communism,” cartoons, parody ads, and many book reviews. Cienfuegos Press 50 Pp. $2.00
LIKE A SUMMER WITH A THOUSAND JULYS
An in-depth analysis of the riots which swept England last year and the potential they contain for a generalized revolt. Considerable detail is given to the different social forces at work to either expand or contract the upsurge—the rastas and skinheads, unions and punks, cops and corporations are all covered.
BM Blob 8-1/2X11 55 pp. $2.00
A NEW WORLD IN OUR HEARTS: The Face of Spanish Anarchism, edited by Albert Meltzer
The collected essays offer a brief history of Spanish anarchism during the Civil War years and through to the present.
Cienfuegos Press 100 pp. Hardcover $5.00
THE END OF ANARCHISM? by Luigi Galleani
This volume was first published as a pamphlet in 1925 as an expanded version of a series of articles which had appeared twenty years earlier in Cronaca Sovversiva as a reply to an assertion by a former anarchist that the movement was no longer vital. Initially conceived of as a rebuttal, it developed into an eloquent, expression of Galleani’s anarchist-communism, which remains radical and relevant to this day. The union and organization compromises embraced by so many contemporary anarchists are roundly denounced while support for the concept of armed insurrection and the propaganda of the deed receive sympathetic treatment. This edition contains an introduction by Max Sartin, a collaborator of Galleani’s and editor of L’Adunata dei Refrattari, the last major Italian anarchist journal of North America which was published for fifty years, 1922–1971.
PEOPLE WITHOUT GOVERNMENT: An Anthropology of Anarchism by Harold Barclay; preface by Alex Comfort
Anarchy, in fact, has characterized much of the human past. This book describes the anarchic political structures of a number of these societies. Special attention is given to the techniques of leadership, maintaining order and decision making. The dynamic between freedom and authority is considered, particularly the apparent tendency of anarchic polities to degenerate into states with government and for organizations to become oligarchies.
Cienfuegos Press 150 pp. $8.00
TO THE HONORABLE MISS S... By B. Traven
Written under the name Ret Marut during the World War I years in Germany when Traven was editor of the anti-war paper Der Ziegelbrenner (The Brickburner). The fifteen stories foreshadow many of the libertarian and moral themes which would appear later in THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE, THE DEATH SHIP and THE WHITE ROSE.
Lawrence Hill & Co. 149 pp. $5.95
TELOS: A Quarterly Journal of Radical Thought
Fall 1982 and Winter 1983
Fall 1982 No. 53 contains articles by Castoriadis, “The Crisis of Western Society,” Casanova, “The Modernization of Spain,” Rittersporn, “The 1930’s in Soviet History” and a special section on “Poland and the Continuing Eastern European Crisis.” Also Notes and Commentaries and book reviews.
Winter 1983 No. 54 is a Special Issue on Terrorism and State Terrorism and contains essays by Corradi, “Terror in Argentina,” Reiman “Political Trials of the Stalin Era,” Bobbio “Italy’s Permanent Crisis” and others.
Telos Press 240 pp. $5.50 ea.
ANARCHIST REVIEW NUMBER 5
Large-format (8-1/2x11) 120 page anthology of articles, reviews, photos, cartoons, news. includes the Cienfuegos Press News, “Some Thoughts on Organization,” “Anarchists in the Mexican Revolution,” “Occult Authoritarians,” and much more.
Cienfuegos Press $5.50
FRENCH MARXISTS AND THEIR ANTHROPOLOGY by Pierre Clastres
This essay was penned by Clastres a few days before his death, and was never revised or finished by him. It has appeared in various libertarian publications in Europe. Clastres declares, “In spite of the fact that ethno-marxism is still a powerful current in the human sciences, marxist ethnology is of an absolute, or rather, radical nullity—null at the root.” Includes two rather nasty responses from Maurice Godelier and Claude Meillassoux.
28 pp. 25 cents
BULLDOZER NUMBER 5/WINTER ’83
The best looking edition yet of this publication, “the only vehicle for prison reform.” Contains articles and discussions from prisoners and prisoner support groups: “Bruising the Cruise,” “April is the Cruelest Time,” “Is There Life After Prison?” and more.
P.S.C. Publishers 48 pp. $1.00 (Free to prisoners from the FE or direct from P.S.C. Publishers, P.O. Box 5052, Station “A” Toronto, Ontario M5W 1W4 Canada.)
LETTERS OF INSURGENTS
by Sophia Nachalo & Yarostan Vochek
After 20 years, two participants of an Eastern European insurrection recreate, through a series of letters, their often contradictory perceptions of the revolutionary experience and its aftermath on the people involved in an attempt to change their lives.
Black & Red 831 pp. $5.00
SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE by Guy Debord
Almost out-of-print, this major situationist work traces the process in modern societies whereby all that was once lived directly has now moved into a representation.
Black & Red 221 Theses $1.50
THE WILHELMSHAVEN REVOLT by Icarus
The story of the revolutionary movement in the German Navy in 1918–1919.
Cienfuegos Press 32 pp. $1.25
PROTEST WITHOUT ILLUSIONS by Vernon Richards
This excellent collection contains many articles written for the anarchist journal Freedom by a Participant in the sit-downs and marches against the Bomb in England during the late ‘50s and early ‘60s.
Freedom Press 168 pp. $4.25
SITUATIONIST INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY
Edited and translated by Ken Knabb
Contains over eighty texts—leaflets, articles, internal documents, film scripts, etc. With notes, bibliography and index.
Bureau of Public Secrets 406 pp. $10.00
THE GERMAN GUERRILLA: TERROR, REACTION, AND RESISTANCE by Jean Marcel Bougereau
Beginning with an interview of a German urban guerrilla, such subjects are explored as life underground, the legitimacy of violence, the authoritarianism of armed groups, and the effects of the need for constant secrecy on those involved in guerrilla activity.
Soil of Liberty/Cienfuegos 106 pp. $3.50
THE GUILLOTINE AT WORK by Gregory Petrovich Maximoff
Develops the theme that the stalinist terror of the 1930s, the bureaucratisation of Russian society, the imperialist escapades, through to today’s lack of human rights in Russia and other East European countries are not aberrations in the development of socialist society, but rather a logical development in marxist philosophy and action. It serves one main purpose: “to dispel the aura which Lenin’s disciples have bestowed on him by showing that Lenin was primarily concerned with attaining power and holding on to it as a dictator by means of terror.”
Black Thorn Books 337 pp. $9.20
THE KRONSTADT UPRISING OF 1921 by Lynne Thorndycraft
Story of the heroic Kronstadt uprising against Bolshevik tyranny and its ruthless suppression by the Leninists.
Left Bank Books 36 pp. 50 cents
THE PEOPLE ARMED: DURRUTI by Abel Paz
An exciting biography of a worker who becomes a pistolero for the anarchist movement, robbing banks and assassinating politicians. When the Spanish revolution commences Durruti serves as a militia leader until his untimely death.
Free Life Editions 323 pp. Hardback $5.00
THE IRRATIONAL IN POLITICS by Maurice Brinton
Subtitled “Authoritarian Conditioning (&) Sexual Repression,” this pamphlet is a good summary of theories of Wilhelm Reich and examines the mechanisms within society which make people characterologically incapable of revolt.
Black & Red 95 pp. $1.00
BEYOND GEOGRAPHY: THE WESTERN SPIRIT AGAINST THE WILDERNESS by Frederick Turner
Traces the “spiritual history” that led up to the European domination and decimation of aboriginal cultures as rich in mythic life as the West was barren. Beginning with the first separation from the wilderness in the days of the Israelites, and thus from the myths that had nurtured them and connected them with the land, and ending with Buffalo Bill’s hollow triumphs over his “Wild West,” Turner follows the unconscious desire in the Western invaders for the spiritual contentment they sensed in those “primitives” they encountered in their invasions.
Viking 329 pp. Orig. $1695, now $5.00
A CRITIQUE OF STATE SOCIALISM by Richard Warren and Michael Bakunin
A large format comic which intersperses classic Bakunin quotes with a fast-paced history of socialism from Babeuf’s Conspiracy through the Bolshevik counter-revolution up until the current day crop of leftist and would-be rulers. As a little cartoon figure says on the cover, “What a boring title...,” but it masks a thoughtful, informative, and utterly devastating critique of state socialism, much of it out of the mouths of socialist politicians themselves.
Cienfuegos Press 44 pages $2.95
THE UNKNOWN REVOLUTION by Voline
A history of the Russian revolution unflawed by leninist and/or bourgeois distortions and lies, by a participant. This is the first complete edition available in English with only a few copies remaining before it goes out of print. Hopefully, more will be printed as it is the one history of that period that sees events from an anarchist vantage point. It contains a foreword by Rudolph Rocker
Free Life Editions 717 pp. $7.50
THE POVERTY OF STATISM: A DEBATE by Fabbri, Rocker, Bukharin
Contains Nikolai Bukharin’s officially-sponsored attack on anarchism published in the Soviet Union in 1922, and Luigi Fabbri’s reply published in Italy the same year. Also, two articles by
Rudolf Rocker, “Anarchism and Sovietism,” and “Marx and Anarchism.”
Cienfuegos Press $3.50
GOD & THE STATE by Michael Bakunin
Bakunin’s classic work with a new introduction and index of persons by Paul Avrich.
Dover 89 pp. $2.50
BACK IN STOCK
ANARCHISTS IN THE SPANISH REVOLUTION by Jose Peirats
Written by a participant in the events of the 1930s, this volume traces the history of the anarcho-syndicalist union, the CNT, from its origins through to the Revolution. Not an apology or glorification, but a thoroughgoing analysis of the successes and failures of the anarchist movement.
Self-Published 400 pp. $3.50
FOUR ARGUMENTS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF TELEVISION by Jerry Mander
One of our favorite books which goes beyond its title and examines the entire spectacular nature of modern society. It argues that television is unreformable and that its problems are inherent in its technology—dangerous to health and sanity, to autonomous and democratic forms of life—that it must be eliminated entirely.
Morrow 371 pp. $5.95
ON HOMOSEXUALITY: A Stalino-Leninist Guide to Love & Sex
Based around the now defunct Revolutionary Union’s statement on gays, this pamphlet shows the rampant homophobia present on the Left and right from the horse’s mouth. Also, prominent leftists like Lenin and Castro, as well as their epigones, march forward to warn you to beware of homosexuals. Did you know that a good revolutionary does not masturbate? A real classic!
Self-published unpaginated $.75
THE ANARCHISTS IN THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION edited by Paul Avrich
The story of the Russian anarchists during the Revolution and Civil War (1917–21) told by the participants themselves. Included are articles and manifestos, speeches and resolutions, letters and diaries, poems and songs. Includes an introduction and commentary by Avrich.
Cornell U. Press 179 pp. $4.00
THE WHITE ROSE by B. Traven
In the clash between Mexican rural life and the power of American industrialism, Traven aptly illustrates what we have traded for the modern world. A motion picture based on the novel was withheld from distribution for a number of years, apparently because of pressure from oil interests. It was finally released in 1977 in Mexico and has been shown only in Spanish language theatres. The book describes the discovery and exploitation of Mexico’s oil resources by the rapacious giants of the U.S. oil industry and the destruction of a Mexican Indian hacienda, La Rosa Blanca, which stood in their way. Against this background develops the clash between Don Jacinto, patron of the White Rose and C.C. Collins ruthless president of the Condor Oil Company.
Lawrence Hill & Co. 209 pp. Hardcover Published at $8.95; now $5.95
THE MURDER OF CHRIST by Wilhelm Reich
After years of authoring books such as THE MASS PSYCHOLOGY OF FASCISM and many others written in a scholarly and scientific style, Reich turns to allegory and a poetic-like presentation to condemn the “emotional plague of mankind”—which eventually took his life. Perhaps his most powerful work.
Touchstone 228 pp. $5.95
NASKAPI INDEPENDENCE & THE CARIBOU by Alan Cooke
A look at how a technological invasion which took place a century ago decimated a Native American culture in northern Canada.
Centre for Northern Studies & Research 12 PP. 25 cents
THE ATOMIC STATE AND THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO LIVE IN IT: Campaign Against The Model West Germany, Number 7
Discusses the qualitatively new form of totalitarian technological state power which is emerging as modern police techniques and nuclearism converge.
44 pp. 50 cents
The FE Newsletter & Foreign Papers
Each book order we receive is sent out accompanied with a copy of the Fifth Estate Newsletter, a xeroxed inter-issue publication, containing updates, just received information and recently received books. It also has reprints from other publications and leaflets which we have been sent.
We also try to include as much free material as we have on hand up to the postal weight division. If you would like any foreign language publication, please indicate the country of interest and if available, it will be sent with your order.