Fifth Estate Collective
The FE Bookstore is located at 4632 Second Ave., just south of W. Forest, in Detroit. We share space with the Fifth Estate Newspaper and may be reached at the same phone number: (313) 831–6800. Visitors 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 $1.05 U.S. or $1.60 foreign (minimum 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.
HOW TO PUBLISH A FANZINE by Mike Gunderloy
A how-to guide (as the title indicates) on fanzine production, from initial conception to final distribution. Gunderloy publishes the popular Factsheet Five, which he describes as “the only place that guarantees a review to every new ‘zine that comes down the pike.” So start publishing, and be sure to send Mike a copy.
Loompanic Unltd. 91 pp. $7.
THE LEFT & WORLD WAR II: Selections from the anarchist journal War Commentary 1939–1943
The selections begin with an article entitled “Communist Party Politics Exposed” and goes on to savagely analyse the left at war. Important history of party communism’s fatal flaw of legitimizing state force.
Freedom Press 80 pp. $4.00
THE REBELLION OF THE HANGED by B. Traven
Candido indentures himself to fell trees in the swampy mahogany forests. The Spanish owners of the forest work the men like animals and the conditions are cruel to the limits of endurance. But sometimes strength can come out of desperation, and the mistreatment of Candido’s sister provides the spark which spurs revolution. This volume is the fifth in the celebrated anarchist author’s “Jungle Novels” set in Mexico at the turn of the century.
Allison & Busby 248 pp. $6
BABYFISH LOST ITS MOMMA No. 5
A free form journal originating in Detroit’s Cass Corridor and published on the summer solstice 1991 in chaotic collaboration with boomedia and a whole host of angels and amphibians.
Babyfish 99 pp. $2
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 & Row 614 pp. $10.95
FOUR ARGUMENTS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF TELEVISION by Jerry Mander
Television doesn’t just have “bad” content, but changes how we perceive the world. Experience is no longer direct, but mediated by TV through centralized and unified images. The result is a loss of the sensuous world and a passive, easily manipulated population.
Quill 371 pp. $9.00
BEYOND GEOGRAPHY: The Western Spirit Against the Wilderness by Fredrick Turner
Traces the “spiritual history” that led up to the European domination and decimation of the Western Hemisphere’s native peoples who were as rich in mythic life as the new arrivals were barren. Turner follows the unconscious desire in the Western invaders for the spiritual contentment they sensed in the primitives they destroyed.
Rutgers U. Press 329 pp. $15
GOD AND THE STATE by Michael Bakunin
A classic text that has been a basic anarchist and radical document for generations. It is one of the clearest statements of the anarchist philosophy that religion is an impovrishment, enslavement, and annihilation of humanity. A manifesto of atheism.
Dover Publications 89 pp. $5.00
MARXISM, FREEDOM AND THE STATE by Michael Bakunin
In the more than a century since these passages were written, the worship of the state has become a religion over a very large part of the globe. We have seen in practice the fulfilment of Bakunin’s gloomy forebodings on the destination of Marxist socialism.
Freedom Press 63 pp. $3.75
A CRITIQUE OF STATE SOCIALISM by Michael Bakunin & Richard Warren
Warren melds elements of Bakunin’s writings with wild historical cartooning and his own observations. Pokes holes in self-righteous statism, and has fun while doing it!
B. Books 43 pp. $4
MEMOIRS OF A REVOLUTIONIST by Peter Kropotkin
Kropotkin’s best known work and one of the great works of revolutionary literature. In it he brings alive the ferment of ideas and movements in the Europe of the late 19th century. If one wishes to know what it was like to be a revolutionary when it meant hounding, Siberia, imprisonment or death, here is the book that tells it first-hand.
Dover Publications 557 pp. $12.00
SOY, NOT “OI!” compiled by the Hippycore Krew
The last effort by the now defunct Hippycore Collective. Over 100 recipes designed to destroy the government.
Hippycore 111 pp. $2
SOCIETY AGAINST THE STATE by Pierre Clastres
Can there be a society that is not divided into oppressors and oppressed, or that refuses coercive state apparatuses? In this beautifully written book Pierre Clastres offers examples of South American Indian groups that, though without hierarchical leadership, were both affluent and complex. In so doing he refutes the usual negative definition of tribal society and poses its order as a radical critique of Western society.
Zone Books 218 pp. $11
IN SEARCH OF THE PRIMITIVE: A CRITIQUE OF CIVILIZATION by Stanley Diamond
A scathing critique of the discipline of anthropology and the civilization that produced it. Diamond views the anthropologist who refuses to become a critic of civilization as a tool of it. He rejects the idea of modern superiority and searches for the primitive as an alternative and superior mode of intersecting with the world.
Transaction Books 385 pp. $20
DREAM WORLD by Kent Winslow
Disturbing autobiographical novel of one man’s attempt to become a “free person” while growing up in “Mormonville.”
Match Press 291 pp. $8.00
Anti-New World Order Truth Kit
FACING WEST: The Metaphysics of Indian Hating & Empire Building by Richard Drinnon
From the first Puritan confrontation with Native Americans to the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, there have been two constants in American policy and purpose. One is a racism that perceives non-whites as at once childlike inferiors and murderous savages. The other is a hunger for new land and economic markets over which to exert control. Drinnon examines the course of American expansion westward to the Pacific, then to the Philippines, and finally to Vietnam.
Schocken Books 571 pp. $17.00
THE WASHINGTON CONNECTION AND THIRD WORLD FASCISM by Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman
This devestating critique confirms the worst about the U.S. role in the Third World. It argues that the purpose of America’s global policy is to make the world safe for exploitation by U.S. corporate interests which requires the installation and support of military/police dictatorships.
South End Press 441 pp. $16.00
AFTER THE CATACLYSM: Postwar Indochina & the Reconstruction of Imperial Ideology by Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman
A carefully documented assessment of Western reporting on post-1975 Indochina. Anyone who doubts the active dishonesty of America’s most prestigious liberal media should read this book.
South End Press 392 pp. $15.00
TURNING THE TIDE: U.S. Intervention in Central America and the Struggle for Peace by Noam Chomsky
Strips away the layers of deceit to get to the striking and systematic features of U.S. international behavior that are suppressed, ignored, or denied. It further reveals the U.S. role in perpetuating misery and oppression, even barbaric torture and mass slaughter, as a predictable consequence of long-standing world conceptions and institutional structures.
South End Press 298 pp. $12.00
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MYTHS OF MALE DOMINANCE: Collected Articles of Women Cross-Culturally by Eleanor Burke Leacock
Written by anthropologist Eleanor Burke Lea-cock over a period of 30 years, these articles show the development of her thinking on questions of gender difference in primitive and civilized society. Two essays in particular, one a critique of Margaret Mead and another a study of matrilocality among the native Montagnais-Naskapi, illustrate the basis of her understanding that “universal male dominance is myth not fact.” An important contribution to the discussion of the existence of primitive egalitarian societies with profound repercussions on social relations today.
Monthly Review Books 344 pp. $13
PROPAGANDA: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes by Jacques Ellul
“The theme of Propaganda is quite simply.. that when our new technology encompasses any culture or society, the result is propaganda. Ellul has made many splendid contributions in this book.” Marshall Mcluhan
Vintage Books 313 pp. $9.
THE TECHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY by Jacques Ellul
“The Technological Society is one of the most important books of the second half of the twentieth century. In it, Ellul convincingly demonstrates that technology, which we continue to conceptualize as the servant of man, will overthrow everything that prevents the internal logic of its development, including humanity itself...” —Robert Theobald, The Nation.
Vintage Books 449 pp. $8
New edition released
WORKER STUDENT ACTION COMMITTEES: France, May 1968 by R. Gregoire & Fredy Perlman
Black & Red has re-issued a handsome new edition of this 1969 pamphlet, written after the authors had returned from Paris with first-hand accounts and lessons of the rebellion which almost toppled the French government. Its impact and relevance is no less today. The revolutionary activity of the workers and students are contrasted with those forces pitted against them—the state, the unions and the Communist Party.
Black & Red 96 pp. $3.00
FIELDS, FACTORIES and WORKSHOPS TOMORROW by Peter Kropotkin
An anarchist classic out of print in England for over 50 years. “Here is a suppressed tradition of philosophy and politics, which, as Marxist and capitalist ideology disintegrate or ossify, more and more people will be wanting to consider.” Peter Abbs in The Ecologist. “The ways that Kropotkin suggested, how (wo)men can at once begin to live better, are still the ways; the evils he attacked are...still the evils.” P. Goodman
Freedom Press 205 pp. $9
BISEXUALITY A Reader and Sourcebook T. Geller, ed.
An anthology on bisexuality: “...traverses a wide spectrum of writing styles from the creatively playful to the highly academic, examining the personal, political, and scientific aspects of the issue which is perhaps best described as ‘trying to live a both/and life in a either/or world.’ “ — from our review in the Spring 1991 Fifth Estate.
Times Change Press 186 pp. $11
CABARET: An Anthology of Political Buffoonery, 1980–88
Published by anonymous British anarchists. A chronological collection of jokes,pranks, and mischief in the spirit of (and dedicated to) Larry Law’s Spectacular Times.
48 pp. $3.75
ANARCHY COMIX No. 1 to 4
All four wild, wacky and politically relevant comics done by a talanted assembly of international cartoonists. Having trouble with thick theory? Here’s the easy way.
Last Gasp $2.50 per copy or all four for $9.00
We have a number of past issues left which we will send for bulk distribution, The number you receive will depend upon the amount of money for postage we receive. $3.20 will pay for 40 copies.