Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas, Vol. by Robert Graham

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Quantity one in every of Anarchism: A Documentary background of Libertarian rules, is a accomplished and much ranging choice of anarchist writings from the feudal period (300) to 1939. Edited and brought by way of famous anarchist student Robert Graham, the gathering will comprise the definitive texts from the anarchist culture of political concept, starting with many of the earliest writings from China and Europe opposed to feudal servitude and authority.

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For this to happen, the social revolution will have to be not only worldwide and, as much as possible, simultaneous in all coun­ tries, but it will also have to make way for an era of reason, socially conscious science and freed labour. We must make every effort. It doesn't mean fighting just against H itler's fas­ cism, but against all varieties of fascism, against all tyrannies, whether of the right, center or left, whether monarchist, democratic or socialist. No tyranny will emanci­ pate labour, free the world or organize humanity on a truly new basis.

The reconstituted FAI which operated secretly and waged a partisan war against the Nazis, carrying on the traditions of the Italian Anarchist M ovement fro m which the purest fighters in the struggle for the emancipation of the working c1asss have sprung, addresses the workers in the blunt language which is the only sort that should be used between men. We have no glib remedies to offer. We know that consruction is achievable not through the ballot but through determination, toil and direct action.

Though state socialism may aim at giving to each according to his needs, or, as nowadays in Russia, according to his deserts, the abstract notion of eq­ uity is really quite foreign to its thought. The tendency ofmodern socialism is to establish a vast system ofstatutory law against which there no longer exists a plea in equity. The object of anarchism, on the other hand, is to extend the principle of equity until it altogether super­ sedes statutory law . . Admittedly a system of equity, no less than a system of law, implies a machinery for determining and administering its principles.

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