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Anarchism at the Dawn of the 20th Century

By Firestorm Coop

Anarchist historians Charlie Allison (author of “No Harmless Power”) and Zoe Baker (author of “Means and End”) discuss early 20th Century anarchism, the life of Ukrainian revolutionary Nestor Makhno, organizational strategies, and the legacy of the Platform.

ABOUT THE BOOKS —– “No Harmless Power” follows the life of Nestor Makhno, who organized a seven-million-strong anarchist polity during the Russian Civil War and developed Platformist anarchism during his exile in Paris as well as advising other anarchists like Durruti on tactics and propaganda.…

“Means and Ends” is an overview of the revolutionary strategy of anarchism in Europe and the United States between 1868 and 1939. Cutting through misconceptions and historical inaccuracies, Baker draws upon a vast assortment of examples to show how the belief that anarchist ends can only be achieved through anarchist means underpinned anarchist attempts to put theory into action.…

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