Anarchism Volume Three Out Now!

Finally, Volume Three of Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas, subtitled The New Anarchism (1974-2012), is out. The book launch is tomorrow night in Vancouver. Here are some comments from the back cover:

Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas, Volume Three: The New Anarchism (1974-2012)

 Robert Graham, editor

This is the third and final volume of Robert Graham’s acclaimed anthology of anarchist writings from ancient China to the present day. Volume Three documents the new directions and developments in anarchist ideas and practice from the late 20th century to the new millennium, as anarchism has come to inspire people involved in global justice, anti-capitalist and occupy movements all over the world. From Europe to the Americas, from Asia to Africa, anarchists have been at the forefront of the new social movements, providing not only a radical critique of transnational capitalism and authoritarian practices and institutions, but a positive vision of a world without domination or exploitation.

Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas is both a map of a movement and a treasure trove of ideas – a valuable textbook for political militants and scholars alike.”

Andrew Cornell, Oppose and Propose! Lessons from Movement for a New Society

“Robert Graham’s excellent anthology on anarchism is essential reading for all those interested in libertarian thought. The breadth of authors and subjects is both comprehensive and impressive, giving a much needed overview of anarchism as an evolving and relevant social movement and theory.”

Iain McKay, An Anarchist FAQ, editor of Property is Theft! A Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Anthology and Black Flag magazine

“Robert Graham’s documentary series is an invaluable resource, with texts encompassing a remarkable range of theorists, organizations, and thematic issues.”

Allan Antliff, Anarchy and Art: From the Paris Commune to the Fall of the Berlin Wall and Anarchist Modernism: Art, Politics, and the First American Avant-Garde

Praise for Volume Two, The Emergence of the New Anarchism (1939-1977):

“Robert Graham’s extraordinary anthology proceeds with this remarkable instalment, displaying as never before the creativity and originality of anarchist thinking between World War Two and the 1970s.  Contemporary libertarians need to be aware of this rich legacy.”

David Goodway, Anarchist seeds beneath the snow: left-libertarian thought and British writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

“Volume Two highlights the essential works of anarchism published between 1939-1977, a period during which anarchism, it has been said, almost disappears from history. Graham’s selections shine a bright light on the period and help us understand how the Ideal stayed alive to burst phoenix like at the turn of the century, until becoming the current default position of the anti-globalization movement.”

Dana Ward, Anarchy Archives, and “Alchemy in Clarens: Kropotkin and Reclus, 1877-1881”

“In his selections Graham proves decisively that far from being lost decades for anarchism, the mid-twentieth century was a golden age for anarchist action and thought. Freed from the illusion of a common cause with Marxists, anarchist writers spearheaded debate on issues that would define new left thinking after the war. From co-operativism, ecology and feminism, to the new art, the peace movement and the sexual revolution, it is all here in brilliant clarity.”

Michael Paraskos, Re-Reading Read: New Views on Herbert Read

The New Anarchism

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Where and when will this be available? I have checked the online distributors, as well as Black Rose Books, but have not found anyone actually selling the book at this time.
    A lot of us have waited a long time for it’s arrival.

    • It literally just came off the presses. I have some copies. The book should be available in the next week or two from local book distributors.

  2. When and where will this be available? I don’t see it

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