Fifth Estate Collective
The FE Bookservice may be reached at the same address as the Fifth Estate Newspaper, P.O. Box 02548, Detroit MI 48202 USA, telephone (313) 831–6800. Visitots are welcome, but our hours vary so please call before dropping in.
HOW TO ORDER BY MAIL:
1) List the title of the book, quantity wanted, and the price of each;
2) add 10% for mailing costs—not less than $69 U.S. or $.96 foreign (minimum charge for 4th class book rate postage);
4) write check or money order to: The Fifth Estate;
5) mail to The Fifth Estate, P.O. Box 02548, Detroit MI 48202 USA.
ALL COTTON BRIEFS by M. Kasper
A compilation of Kasper’s striking, sardonic drawings/constructions taken from different publications including several from the Fifth Estate. Those new to FE readers will be his humorous and strange rendering of subjects as diverse as a trip to India, life on unemployment, detective fiction and why New Yorkers leave home.
North American Review 25 Drawings $3.95
BILLY! TURN DOWN THAT TV! by M. Kaspar
Critique of television: rather than narrating, the volume gives the impression of viewing. Spiral bound and imaginatively illustrated. An expose of terrorist television.
Diana’s Bimonthly Press 40 pp. $3.50 (reduced)
BOOKS AVAILABLE BY FREDY PERLMAN
The Continuing Appeal of Nationalism (1985) A Fifth Estate reprint $1.25
Against His-story, Against Leviathan (1983) $3
Letters of Insurgents (1976) Written under S. Nachalo and Y. Vocheck $5
Incoherence of the Intellectual (1970) $2.25
Reproduction of Daily Life (1969) $.50
Revolt in Socialist Yugoslavia (1969) $.75
Worker-Student Action Committees: France, May ’68 w/R Gregoire $1.50
We Called A Strike & No One Came (As part of Kalamazoo Black & Red) $.35
Introductory Essay in I.I. Rubin’s Essays on Marx’s Theory of Value (1966) $3.75
Manual for Revolutionary Leaders (1972) Compiled by F. & L. Perlman $3.75
Anti-Semitism & The Beirut Pogrom (Not a B & R book and only a small number are available, so indicate a second choice.) $1
A complete listing of Black & Red publications is available from: B & R, POB 02374, Detroit MI 48202 USA. B & R will send individual copies of titles free of charge to all people who cannot afford to pay for them.
ADVENTURES IN SUBVERSION: ANTI-AUTHORITARIANS ANONYMOUS FLYERS, 1981–1985 by AAA
Collection of the witty, acerbic, often blunt and vitriolic detournements and denunciations of some west coast bad elements, negationists and rebels. “What better way to begin creating a new world than by destroying time?”
AAA 36 pp. $2
ON THE POVERTY OF BERKELEY LIFE and the Marginal Stratum of American Society in General by Chris Shutes
The examination of Berkeley, Calif. as the prototype of life on the margins of capitalist society. An exposure of self-delusion about work, “hip” business, and consumption. Cruel, but fair. Ends with a fairly hopeful chapter on events in South Africa.
Self-published 52 pp. $2.50
A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by Howard Zinn
“Engaging, informative, passionate and extremely well-written...the best critical survey of American history available.”—from the Fifth Estate review of the book. (See Fall 1982 FE)
Harper/ Colophon Books 614 pp. $8.50
SOCIALISM AND SURVIVAL by Rudolf Bahro
Contains a selection of the texts first collected in book form in Elemente einer neuen Politik, together with the previously unpublished “Conditions for a Socialist Perspective in the Late Twentieth Century,” “Reply to Three Questions from the West German Radio” and “Who Can Stop the Apocalypse?”
Heretic Books 160 pp. $6.00
SOCIAL ANARCHISM: A Journal of Theory & Practice Double Issue No. 8 & 9
This Baltimore-produced quarterly features a section on the University-Military connection as well as several articles on anarchist women. Atlantic Center for Research & Education $3
SOME WINDED, WILD BEAST by Christina V. Pacosz
Poetry which claws at the city and sings of the Wilderness—
What we know of Sorrow fills
the whole world. What we know
of Grief runs a deep river
underground. At any step
we could drown.
Pacosz was born and raised in Detroit. She lived in the Pacific Northwest for years and recently moved to rural South Carolina.
Black & Red 97 pp. $2.50
KICK IT OVER Number 13 (Summer 1985)
We always enjoy getting KIO in the mail. It is undogmatic, thoughtful, and creative, and doesn’t offer slogans or ideology as political answers to complex social problems. Takes a strong pro-social ecology, anarcha-feminist outlook on things, but it always reflects a variety of points of view. Buy one, and we’ll send you a back issue for free. Then subscribe from KIO P.O. Box 5811, Station A, Toronto Ontario M5W 1P2 Canada.
36 page magazine $1.50
TELOS Number 63 (Spring 1985)
Articles and reviews of critical theory, including: “Beyond the Culture of War,” “Radical and Conservative Critique,” “Paradigms in Radical Politics,” and reviews of Illich and Castoriadis.
Telos 240 pp. $6.00
DIARY OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTION by Carlos Franqui
A devastating demystification of the Cuban Revolution and its betrayal written by a participant. “Economic dependence, misery, hunger, monoculture, militarism, personality cults, heroics, the one-party system, bureaucracy, the monopoly of the economy, force, and ideology—if we could only get rid of them all! Now that would be a real revolution.”
Viking 546 pp. orig. $16.95 now $7.95 $7.95
CITIES OF THE RED NIGHT by William S. Burroughs
Satirical, visionary, this novel rivals his famous Naked Lunch. A “what if” story which rewrites history, retelling the tale of an anarchist privateer from the 17th century who founded a libertarian commune which was destroyed, its founder murdered by the British. Later, after a plague from the ancient Cities of the Red Night located in the Gobi desert has reduced the world population, other pirates begin where he left off, and carry his revolution to South America.
Holt 332 pp. cloth orig. $14.95, now $6.00
HERE & NOW: A MAGAZINE OF RADICAL IDEAS
An interesting journal from Glasgow, Scotland. See this issue’s “News & Reviews” column for a review. $1.00
REALITY NOW 4 (SUMMER 1985)
An anarchist tabloid published by young people in Ontario. Contains an interesting article on the Canadian Metis rebellion a century ago.
12 page tabloid $0.75
WRITINGS OF THE VANCOUVER FIVE
Essays by the imprisoned members of -Direct Action, including: “Living in Reality” by Doug Stewart, “Feminist Resistance vs. Reform” by Ann Hansen, “The Work Ethic and the Western Dream” and “Patriarchal Conquest & Industrial Civilization.” Also, poetry and drawings by the 5.
Van. 5 Defense Comm. 40 pp. $1
(All proceeds go to the Defense Committee)
POLAND 1980–82: Class Struggle & The Crisis of Capital by Henri Simon
A critical analysis of Poland’s Solidarity as an apparatus which tried to make itself a union in the Eastern sector of capital. Simon sees Solidarity as a failed attempt of Eastern capital to reform itself which came into conflict with its rank and file when the latter began to move beyond organizational discipline and wage labor. In order to function as a union, Solidarity had to recognize the duality of capital and labor, but its inability to enforce this on a rebellious working class rendered it ineffective and the state moved in to crush what the fledgling organization could not control.
Black & Red 144 pp. $2.50
NO MIDDLE GROUND Fall/Winter 1985
Special Double Issue, No. 3 & 4
A unique journal in English which views events in Latin America and the Caribbean from an anti-authoritarian perspective. This issue continues the debate over the nature of the Sandinista movement with a biting rebuttal to an article in the previous issue. Also, articles on Argentina, Grenada, Chile and Puerto Rico.
Information Network On Latin America is the publisher; 116 pp. $2.50
WARTIME STRIKES by Martin Glaberman
A long-time Detroit resident chronicles the struggle against the no-strike pledge in the UAW during World War II. An exciting account of autonomous organizing which had to take on the union and the state.
Bewick Editions 158 pp. $6.00
LIKE A SUMMER WITH A THOUSAND JULYS A summary of the 1982 riots in the UK.
57 pp. $2.50
November is the 68th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and of the Bolshevik counter-revolution. The same month is the 29th anniversary of the Hungarian Rebellion of 1956.
BOLSHEVIKS & WORKERS CONTROL by Maurice Brinton
An excellent chronology and analysis of the Bolshevik betrayal of the revolution from the seizure of the factories to the crushing of the Kronstadt Commune.
Black & Red 100 pp. $1.95
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
THE KRONSTADT UPRISING OF 1921 by Lynn Thorndycraft
Story of the heroic Kronstadt uprising against Bolshevik tyranny and its ruthless suppression by the leninists.
Left Bank Books 26 pp. 50 cents
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. 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. reduced $3.00
Hungary ’56 by A. Anderson
Exciting account of the Hungarian uprising.
Black & Red 138 pp. $1.75