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New PDF release: A People’s History of the World: From the Stone Age to the

By Chris Harman

ISBN-10: 1844672387

ISBN-13: 9781844672387

Chris Harman describes the form and process human heritage as a story of normal humans forming and re-forming complicated societies in pursuit of universal human pursuits. Interacting with the forces of technological swap in addition to the effect of strong contributors and innovative rules, those societies have engendered occasions frequent to each schoolchild—from the empires of antiquity to the realm wars of the 20th century.

In a bravura end, Chris Harman exposes the reductive complacency of up to date capitalism, and asks, in an international riven as by no means earlier than through pain and inequality, why we think that it can—or should—survive for much longer. formidable, provocative and invigorating, A People’s background of the World offers an essential corrective to standard heritage, in addition to a strong experience of the deep currents of humanity which surge underneath the foam of presidency.

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Was he the victim of slanderous attack by Johann Most, a man whose dominance as a strategist for the international anarchist movement had been eclipsed temporarily by Berkman’s individual act of violence? Did personal animosity or political difference obscure the subtlety of Most’s critique—his praise of Berkman and simultaneous condemnation of his act? Intermingled with reports and opinion pieces in the German anarchist press is Most’s position statement, “Attentats-Reflexionen,” a portion of which is published here for the first time in English translation (see note 1, Letter to Der Anarchist, 30 July 1892).

The paper galvanized the Yiddish anarchist community and articulated its strong links to the militant International Working People’s Association. The IWPA’s 1883 Pittsburgh Manifesto had been authored primarily by Johann Most and reflected his contempt for palliatives of reform; instead, he called for the destruction of privilege based on social class and for the establishment of a free society based on the cooperative organization of production, a formulation identified as economic collectiv- 16 INTRODUCTION ism by Michael Bakunin.

Martin, Men Against the State (Colorado Springs: Ralph Myles, 1970); Michael Coughlin and M. , Benjamin Tucker and the Champions of Liberty: A Centenary Anthology (St. Paul, by the editors, 1986); and Martin Blatt, Free Love and Anarchism: The Biography of Ezra Heywood (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989). 10 INTRODUCTION variety of political expression sanctioned by individualist anarchists in Europe, many of whom were Stirnerites, included direct action and propaganda by the deed, guided by free will and accountable only to one’s self.

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