Anarchism Reading List


Guerin, Daniel, Monthly Review
Perhaps the best introductory book on anarchism, with a strong Marxist flavour. Excellent both on the intellectual substance of anarchism, and in its actual practice, from the Italian Factory Councils to workers’ self management in Algeria. Includes an introduction by Chomsky.


Rudolf Rocker, Pluto
Preface by Noam Chomsky
The Pluto edition is finally back with a new cover and the same Noam intro. Written during the Spanish Revolution, it remains the best intro to A-S ideas.


Kropotkin’s Revolutionary Pamphlets

Peter Kropotkin, (two volumes), MIT Press
Excellent material on just about everything from analysis to goals to strategy. Beautifully written. Each essay is self-contained so it is a great book for people who like to read a little at a time but like that little to be complete unto itself.

No Gods
No Masters, Book One
Book Two

Daniel Guerin, Editor, AK Press
This is the first English translation of Guerin’s monumental anthology of Anarchism. Book 1 includes the writings of Max Stirner, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Mikhail Bakunin, James Guillaume, Max Nettlau, Peter Kropotkin, Emma Goldman and Cesar de Paepe amongst others. Book 2 includes work from the likes of Malatesta, Emile Henry, Emile Pouget, Augustin Souchy, Gaston Leval, Voline, Nestor Makhno, the Kronstadt sailors, Luigi Fabbri, Buenaventura Durruti and Emma Goldman – covering such momentous events as the Anarchist International, French ‘propaganda by the deed’, the General Strike, collectivization, The Russian Revolution, the Nabat, The Insurgent Peasant Army of the Ukraine, the Kronstadt Uprising, and the Spanish Civil War and Revolution.

The Spanish Anarchists: The Heroic Years


Murray Bookchin, AK Press
A long-awaited new edition of the seminal history of Spanish Anarchism. Hailed as a masterpiece, it includes a new prefatory essay by the author. “I have learned a great deal from this book. It is a rich and fascinating account…. Most important, it has a wonderful spirit of revolutionary optimism that connects the Spanish Anarchists with our own time.” –Howard Zinn

What Is To Be Undone

Michael Albert
A look at various ideologies and methodologies, strategy and tactics. This book is online, on ZNet.

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